Bishop Mario Aurelio Poli, Bishop of Santa Rosa, appointed new Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires

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In his first appointment of bishop, Pope Francis appointed his successor as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires, which was Pope Francis’ former seat, as Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio.

http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/buen0.htm#5560

Bishop of Santa Rosa and former Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Mario Aurelio Poli, was appointed today as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Final version of Pope Francis’ coat of arms

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The draft version of Pope Francis’ coat of arms had been finalised, with minor changes that improves greatly upon the draft version. The golden star is altered from a five-pointed star into an 8-pointed star representing the Blessed Virgin Mary, and with the spikenard flower, which is used in perfumes, being the symbol of St. Joseph, more accurately drawn. Finally, the motto “Miserando atque Eligendo” is encased in a scroll.

This should be the finalised official version of Pope Francis’ coat of arms, though variations may exist in different forms.

Details on the Papal Inauguration Mass and ceremony of Pope Francis, 266th Pope and Bishop of Rome

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2013/03/mass-appeal-some-details-of-tomorrows-papal-inauguration/

Today, Tuesday, 19 March 2013, our new Pope will be solemnly inaugurated to begin his Pontificate. He is already our Pope, ever since he accepted the rightful election in the Conclave, but the Inauguration ceremony affirms and completes that process, with the imposition of the symbols of the authority of the Pope, as the leader of the entire Universal Church.

There will be some changes to the liturgy this year, as the imposition of the Pallium and the Ring of the Fisherman will take place just before the Mass starts, instead of being within the Mass itself, as the impositions are seen as more of an extra-liturgical event.

The Pope will pray with the leaders of the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops at the Tomb of St. Peter underneath the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, where the pallium and the ring had been placed since the night before.

The Pope will then proceed with all the other concelebrating Cardinals and prelates outside to the Altar at St. Peter’s Square, which in the meanwhile the Laudes Regia hymn or ‘Laud to the King (Christ)’, that is a glorious rendition of the Litany of the Saints, with the new innovation of the inclusion of part asking the past Popes who had been canonised as saints for the new Pope, their successor, beginning from Pope St. Linus to Pope St. Pius X.

Following after this is the imposition of the papal pallium, which is different from the pallium worn by the Metropolitan Archbishops. Pope Francis’ pallium will be the same in appearance with that of Pope Benedict XVI’s pallium, with red crosses instead of black ones, representing the wounds of Christ, with three gold pins on three of the crosses, representing the nails that bound both hands and the legs of Christ onto the cross. The pallium symbolises the authority the Pope has over the entire Universal Church. The pallium will be imposed by the senior Cardinal of the order of Priest in the Cardinal-electorate, Cardinal Godfried Danneels.

The Ring of the Fisherman will be given after this, which signifies the bond between the Pope and God’s Church, and as the image on the ring depicts, that of St. Peter holding the keys on a boat, while fishing, as a fisher of man, it symbolises the Pope’s role as the successor of St. Peter the Apostle, and also as the current holders of the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, entrusted by Christ to Peter. The ring will be presented to the Pope by the senior Cardinal Deacon, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

Six Cardinals representing the rest of the Cardinals will pay homage to the Pope, and will give their obedience to him, following the imposition of the pallium and the Ring of the Fisherman.

The Mass follows as usual, and the readings will be done in different languages, English, Spanish, and most notably the Gospel in Greek, to highlight the universal nature of the Church, encasing both the Western and Eastern tradition of Christendom. The whole liturgy of the Mass itself will be conducted in solemn Latin and beautiful Gregorian chants.

The booklet for the Mass is available at the link below, in English, Italian, and Latin :

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/libretti/2013/20130319_inizio-ministero-petrino.pdf

Pictures of Popes and their predecessors/successors

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(From UCatholic facebook page)

Depicted here are pictures of the Popes and their successors, or in the other way round, Popes and their predecessors. Most commonly between the reigning Pope and Cardinal who would be elected to succeed him.

 

List of Popes (and ‘future Popes’) in the depiction in chronological order :

1. Pius XI : 1922 – 1939

2. Pius XII : 1939 – 1958

3. John XXIII : 1958 – 1963

4. Paul VI : 1963 – 1978

5. John Paul I : 1978

6. John Paul II : 1978 – 2005

7. Benedict XVI : 2005 – 2013

8. Francis : 2013 – present (Will be known as Francis I if any of his future successors also pick the name Francis, who will then be Francis II)

Habemus Papam! Our new Pope, Jorge Maria Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope Francis I

Habemus Papam! We have a Pope!

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Jorge Maria Cardinal Bergoglio, Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who is 76 years old, had been elected the 265th Successor of St. Peter the Apostle, the 266th Pope and Bishop of Rome, on March 2013.

He has taken the name of Francis, and shall henceforth reign as Pope Francis I. The first non-European and first South/Latin American Pope.

List of possible regnal names for the new Pope, from Benedict to Peter

These are the list of all the possible regnal names (may not be entirely complete, since I may miss some in the way), that the new Pope can and may take as his own regnal name. In parentheses are how the name will look like if the Pope takes the name.

The ones listed below are the names that Popes had been taking since 1775 till today (2013) :

1. Benedict (Benedict XVII) last Benedict still living as Pope Emeritus

2. John Paul (John Paul III) last John Paul died in 2005

3. Paul (Paul VII) last Paul died in 1978

4. John (John XXIV) last John died in 1963, no John before that since 1334

5. Pius (Pius XIII) last Pius died in 1958

6. Leo (Leo XIV) last Leo died in 1903

7. Gregory (Gregory XVII) last Gregory died in 1846

 

Below are the names that the Popes had taken before 1775, but this does not rule them out from being picked by the new Pope, but chances are remote, with the above 7 names in use for the past 238 years.

8. Clement (Clement XV) last Clement died in1775

9. Innocent (Innocent XIV) last Innocent died in 1724

10. Alexander (Alexander IX) last Alexander died in 1691

11. Urban (Urban IX) last Urban died in 1644

12. Sixtus (Sixtus VI) last Sixtus died in 1590

13. Marcellus (Marcellus III) last Marcellus died in 1555

14. Julius (Julius IV) last Julius died in 1555

15. Adrian (Adrian VII) last Adrian died in 1523, last non-Italian Pope before 1978

16. Callixtus (Callixtus IV) last Callixtus died in 1458

17. Nicholas (Nicholas VI) last Nicholas died in 1455

18. Eugene (Eugene V) last Eugene died in 1447

19. Martin (Martin VI) last Martin died in 1431

20. Boniface (Boniface X) last Boniface died in 1404

21. Celestine (Celestine VI) last Celestine died in 1294, also a Saint, the famous Pope who resigned

22. Honorius (Honorius V) last Honorius died in 1287

23. Lucius (Lucius IV) last Lucius died in 1185

24. Anastasius (Anastasius V) last Anastasius died in 1154

25. Eugene (Eugene IV) last Eugene died in 1153

26. Gelasius (Gelasius III) last Gelasius died in 1119

27. Paschal (Paschal III) last Paschal died in 1118

28. Victor (Victor IV) last Victor died in 1087

29. Stephen (Stephen X) last Stephen died in 1058

30. Damasus (Damasus III) last Damasus died in 1048

31. Sylvester (Sylvester IV) last Sylvester died in 1045

32. Sergius (Sergius V) last Sergius died in 1012

33. Agapetus (Agapetus III) last Agapetus died in 955

34. Marinus (Marinus III) last Marinus died in 946

35. Lando/Landus (Landus II) only used once, died in 914, last Pope whose name is only used once

36. Theodore (Theodore III) last Theodore died in 897

37. Romanus (Romanus II) only used once, died in 897

38. Formosus (Formosus II) only used once, died in 896

39. Valentine (Valentine II) only used once, died in 827

40. Zachary (Zachary II) only used once, died in 752

41. Constantine (Constantine II) only used once, died in 715

42. Sisinnius (Sisinnius II) only used once, died in 708

43. Conon (Conon II) only used once, died in 687

44. Agatho (Agatho II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 681

45. Donus (Donus II) only used once, last one died in 678

46. Adeodatus (Adeodatus III) last Adeodatus died in 676

47. Vitalian (Vitalian II) only used once, died in 672

48. Severinus (Severinus II) only used once, died in 640

49. Sabinian (Sabinian II) only used once, died in 606

50. Pelagius (Pelagius III) last Pelagius died in 590

51. Vigilius (Vigilius II) only used once, died in 555

52. Silverius (Silverius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 537

53. Felix (Felix V) last Felix died in 530

 

All the names below have been used only once, ever. Most of them are the early Church Fathers and Saints, and therefore, it is rather extremely unlikely any of these names would be picked.

54. Hormisdas (Hormisdas II) only used once, died in 523

55. Symmachus (Symmachus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 514

56. Simplicius (Simplicius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 483

57. Hilarius (Hilarius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 468

58. Zosimus (Zosimus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 418

59. Siricius (Siricius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 399

60. Liberius (Liberius II) only used once, died in 366

61. Mark (Mark II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 336

62. Miltiades (Miltiades II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 314, First Pope after Edict of Milan

63. Eusebius (Eusebius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 310

64. Marcellinus (Marcellinus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 304

65. Caius (Caius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 296

66. Eutychian (Eutychian II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 283

67. Dionysius (Dionysius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 268

68. Cornelius (Cornelius II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 253

69. Fabian (Fabian II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 250

70. Anterus (Anterus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 236

71. Pontian (Pontian II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 235

72. Zephyrinus (Zephyrinus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 217

73. Eleuterus (Eleuterus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 189

74. Soter (Soter II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 174 or 175

75. Anicetus (Anicetus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 166

76. Hyginus (Hyginus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 140 or 142

77. Telesphorus (Telesphorus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 136 or 138

78. Evaristus (Evaristus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 105 or 107

79. Anacletus (Anacletus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 88 or 92

80. Linus (Linus II) only used once, last one is Saint, died in 76 or 79

81. Peter (Peter II) only used once, and he is the founder of the Church, Apostle of Jesus Christ, and it is extremely unlikely any future Pope, or any Pope will ever adopt the name of the Prince of the Apostles.

10,000th View : Thanks be to God, and pray for me as always!

Tonight, as of midnight and the beginning of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday, 10 March 2013, my blog has been viewed 10,000 times. I thank all the visitors who had visited my humble blog, with all its imperfections and mistakes, and thank you for all your encouragement and prayers.

Do continue to pray for me, and pray too for the Cardinal-electors, who will soon go into the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave, and we hope that by next week, we will already have a new Pope, a new shepherd for our Church, that is God’s Church He built on Peter, the Rock, and the leader of the Apostles.

 

Statistics (as of the end of Sunday, 10 March 2013)

Total View : 10,526

Total Visitors : 6,895

Days since beginning : 53

 

Statistics by Country (Total tabulated : 10,341)

1. United States of America (USA) : 3,817

2. Singapore : 2,851

3. Philippines : 632

4. United Kingdom (UK) : 470

5. Canada : 411

6. Italy : 196

7. Australia : 195

8. Malaysia : 163

9. France : 114

10. Ireland : 103

11. Indonesia : 86

12. Germany : 84

13. India : 82

14. Poland : 77

15. Netherlands : 57

16. Brazil : 55

17. Belgium : 44

18. Hong Kong : 40

19. Sweden : 38

20. Mexico : 36

21. Botswana : 35

22. Switzerland : 32

23. Hungary : 32

24. Nigeria : 30

25. Portugal : 30

26. Finland : 29

27. Croatia : 28

28. New Zealand : 27

29. Austria : 24

30. Spain : 22

31. Taiwan : 22

32. Malta : 19

33. Slovakia : 18

34. South Africa : 17

35. United Arab Emirates : 17

36. Slovenia : 16

37. Vietnam : 16

38. Thailand : 15

39. South Korea : 15

40. Egypt : 14

41. Greece : 14

42. Czech Republic : 14

43. Sri Lanka : 14

44. Colombia : 13

45. Japan : 13

46. Trinidad and Tobago : 13

47. Argentina : 13

48. Saudi Arabia : 11

49. Kenya : 11

50. Norway : 10

51. Jordan : 8

52. Cambodia : 8

53. Puerto Rico (USA) : 8

54. Tanzania : 8

55. Romania : 7

56. Russia : 7

57. Bolivia : 6

58. Brunei Darussalam : 6

59. Uganda : 6

60. Lebanon : 6

61. Cameroon : 6

62. Ukraine : 6

63. Israel : 6

64. Vatican City : 6

65. Belarus : 6

66. Bulgaria : 5

67. Ghana : 5

68. Pakistan : 5

69. Cyprus : 5

70. Nepal : 5

71. Serbia : 5

72. Bahamas : 5

73. Namibia : 5

74. Guam (USA) : 4

75. Panama : 4

76. Chile : 4

77. Jamaica : 4

78. Macau : 3

79. Nicaragua : 3

80. Lesotho : 3

81. El Salvador : 3

82. Zimbabwe : 3

83. Venezuela : 3

84. Rwanda : 3

85. Laos : 3

86. Luxembourg : 3

87. Denmark : 3

88. Latvia : 2

89. Kuwait : 2

90. Qatar : 2

91. Bermuda (UK) : 2

92. Grenada : 2

93. Turkey : 2

94. Haiti : 2

95. Guatemala : 2

96. Lithuania : 2

97. Monaco : 2

98. Peru : 2

99. Albania : 2

100. Mozambique : 2

101. Ecuador : 1

102. Papua New Guinea : 1

103. Libya : 1

104. Bangladesh : 1

105. Gibraltar (UK) : 1

106. Bosnia-Herzegovina : 1

107. Timor-Leste : 1

108. Swaziland : 1

109. Togo : 1

110. Uruguay : 1

111. Costa Rica : 1

112. Estonia : 1

113. Honduras : 1

114. Oman : 1

 

The Church is truly universal, isn’t it?

+Ut Omnes Unum Sint, ad Maiorem Dei gloriam
(That they all may be One, for the greater glory of God)