Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Its 3/13/13. Will new pope be elected at 13:13 pm
It's double 13 day today, since the day and the year end in 13. I'm not a superstitious person, but 13 is considered an unlucky number. Judas was the 13th apostle. Add to this the fact that medieval prophecies attributed to Saint Malachy say that there will be 112 popes before "doomsday" and Ratzinger was number 111. Like I say, I don't believe in superstitions, but it would be a numerologically unlucky coincidence for the pope to be elected today, especially if the hour or minute includes a 13. That would be doubly true if the Catholic church elects their first ever black pope, since cardinal Turkson, is a well-liked and viable candidate for pope this time. As some people have heard it is now popular to claim that the Anti-christ will be a dark-skinned man. This pretty preposterous interpretation was heavily used against Barack Obama during both elections in the US, and we can expect that some will use it against Turkson as well in the papal elections.