Perhaps it is a form of grief or mourning, but I am finding the last days of this papacy to be the most depressing thing I've witnessed in Rome and it is surreal. Because it is still so fresh, it is like the death watch with my mother that lasted about three weeks, with ups and downs. It is a different kind of grief than if the Holy Father had actually died. Mourning a "dying" pope and giving him a Requiem prior to his death with a new kind of "May the Angels Lead You into Paradise" and a new kind of rolling "bier":
And could this be Pope Pius XIII? He looks a bit like Pius XII doesn't he? He has good qualification too! Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa (Italy),
(From ABC News)Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco, 70, Italy
The Archbishop of Genoa has a "reputation for intellectual heft."
Bagnasco, two-time president of the Italian Bishops Conference, has a history of taking a strong stance on church doctrine.
In 2007, he was the subject of death threats after he led a campaign against proposed Italian legislation to grant some legal rights to unmarried couples, including people in same-sex relationships.
Italians form the largest voting block in the College of Cardinals, with 25 percent of the seats, and could help propel Bagnasco into the papacy.
My Comments: The "world" as St. John's Gospel understands it does not want a Catholic pope. The criteria they use are the "world's" criteria as St. John's Gospel understand "world." In this context, "world" is not of God, it is of powers and principalities.
So what kind of pope does the "world" want?
They want a pope who does not uphold "Scripture, Tradition and Natural Law." So the man they want is one who is in favor of being pro-choice and pro-artificial contraception; pro-same sex marriage, and pro-women "priests."
Will we get a pope the "world" wants? Stay tuned!