Okay, I've already made my clairvoyant guess that the new Pontifex Maximus will have his "coronation Mass" on Saint Patrick's Day. When I stated the obvious, I did not even realize myself how this ties into Saint Malachy, the first Irish saint, clairvoyant himself and who predicted that this new Pontifex Maximus would be the last.
Now, keep in mind that there is a category of Irish, known as the "black Irish." Sister Bernadette Quinlan, my former pastoral assistant at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Augusta told me about these Irish and that she is considered one of them because of her dark hair, darker complexion and brown eyes. So I looked up "black Irish" on my trusty internet and discovered the following:
Descendants of Spaniards
One theory about the origin of this term focuses on an event that took place in 1588, when more than 20 ships carrying members of the Spanish Armada wrecked on the coast of Ireland. Many of the men were killed in the wrecks, and many of the survivors were put to death by Irish soldiers. A handful of the survivors fled to Scotland, but it is believed to be unlikely that any of them ever made it past the beaches of Ireland and unlikely that any of them could have made a significant genetic contribution to the people of Ireland. It is considered to be more likely that a group of Spanish soldiers who served under Irish chiefs around the same time stayed in the country long enough to father children.
Descendants of Africans
In the 1800s, many people believed that Irish people who had dark complexions were somehow related to Africans. Africans and people who had dark features were often held in distaste and considered to be inferior. In 1862, John Beddoe, an esteemed ethnologist, published Races of Britain, in which he described people of Celtic descent as having features similar to those of African descent. The term "Black Irish" might have been derived from this viewpoint.
So, my "mentalist" abilities tied in with my clairvoyance leads me to believe that the new Pontifex Maximus who will have his Coronation Mass on Saint Patrick's Day in honor of Saint Malachy will be one of two people:
The first is:
Here is the good Cardinal Peter Turkson, and you can't get any more Black Irish than he, wearing his emerald Island green vestments next to an Irishman, Canon James Cronin. But what is really bizarre, is that this black Irishman is named Peter and the last pope will be named Peter. So this of course makes him my #1 clairvoyant choice for the last pope of Saint Malachy.
The second is:
Now you can't get anymore Spanish than he, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera. Obviously he has the connection to Saint Malachy and the Black Irish.
Now compare the features of Saint Malachy below and tell me if you detect any "Black Irish" in him!
I REST MY CASE!