The Black Pope And The Number 13
By James Donahue
The newly named Pope appears to be carrying dark political baggage into his high position in the Vatican.
As outlined in a Los Angeles Times story, Reuters News Service and a book, The Silence," by Horacio Verbitsky, Cardinal
Bergoglio was accused of helping kidnap opponents of Argentina's military junta during the "Dirty War" of 1976. There was
also an accusation of baby trafficking by members of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group.
There is that and then there are the strange synchronicities linking the election of this pope
to the number 13. His election fell on the thirteenth day of the third month of the year 2013. Add the numbers 3+1+3+2+0+1+3
and you get 13.
Pope Francis is 76 years old. Add 7+6 and they equal 13.
He is the first non-European man to be named pope since the Eighth Century. That is 13 centuries ago.
So can we find esoteric meaning behind the number 13 and the fact that it played such a large role
in the naming of this pope? Everybody knows that the number 13 is considered an unlucky number. It is the "odd-man-out" in
groups. It is a number that many architects, race car drivers and aircraft designers often avoid. Buildings often lack a thirteenth
floor, there is often no seat number thirteen on an aircraft and race cars rarely carry the number 13.
Then there is the notorious "Friday the Thirteenth," a day when many believe brings bad luck.
Ship’s captains often refused to set sail on either a Friday or the thirteenth day of the month
because of superstition. This was especially true during the days of sailing ships when voyages lasted for months or years,
and were often fraught with great peril.
Some say the myth behind Friday the thirteenth stems from the arrest of Jacques de Molay, Grand Master
of the Knights Templar and 60 of his senior knights by King Philip IV of France on Friday, October 13, 1307. That same day
thousands of Templars were arrested and tortured before they were executed.
That event drove the Knights Templar into becoming the secret society they have since become, now
known as the Free Masons.
And in the Tarot deck, the thirteenth card is the Death card. While it displays death, this card also
signifies perpetual transformation, the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. It speaks of change and regeneration, something
the Roman Catholic Church badly needs at this point in time.
Unfortunately, this new pope offers nothing new to the church. From his first messages it is clear
that he remains locked in the old message calling for a continuation of all the restritive rules that have overpopulated this
planet and left church followers living in poverty and fear for centuries. The church and its stooges have outlived their
There has been a lot of chatter on the web about the choosing of the name Francis instead of Peter,
since the ancient prophecy of St. Malachy said this would be the name of this last and final pope . . . he would be Peter
Numerous prophets have foretold of how this pope is forced to flee the Vatican to France because of
some disasterous event that destroyes the heart of the Roman Catholic Church during his reign.
The Abba Father's prophetic warning was that Benedict would be the final pope and that after this, the Vatican and the City of Rome would be destroyed by a massive
eruption of Mount Etna.
So has the conclave of cardinals really selected a new pope to fill the vacancy left by Benedict or
has an imposter stepped into the Vatican?
We have been doing some research on the fact that Cardinal Bergoglio is a member of the Society of
Jesus, the Roman Catholic religious order known as the Jesuits. He is the first Jesuit to ever be elevated to the rank of
This is significant because the Jesuits are headed by a Superior General, also known as the Black
Pope. This is because this man wears a black priest's vestments in contrast to the white robes worn by the Pope at the Vatican.
And since this man reigns superior over the Jesuits, who is really sitting in as the real pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
For the record the current Superior General is the Reverend Father Adolfo Nicolas, a 71-year-old Spaniard
who has spent most of his career in the Far East. He directed a pastoral institute in Manila, the Philippines, and has held
church leadership positions in Japan.
So who can we say is the real new leader of the Roman Catholic Church? And what does all of this strange
numeric symbolism around the number 13 mean?
Something very dark has occurred at the heart of this powerful religious cult. We must wait for it
all to unravel before we come to a full understanding of what it all will mean for world Catholics and perhaps the rest of
us as well.