Wednesday, 13th March 2013
BLACK SMOKE RISES AS NO POPE IS ELECTED – In the early evening those in St. Peters Square witnessed the first day of Conclave as black smoke rose from the chimney to declare that the 115 Cardinals has not reached a decision on electing the new Pope.
As is tradition all 115 Cardinals have been locked behind the doors of the Sistine Chapel in order to debate and vote for the successor to Benedict XVI following his shocking resignation a few weeks ago; among talk that he could no longer head an organization rife with filth and debauchery.
Contrary to belief the Roman Catholic Church has been embroiled in controversy since its inception during the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, from which point the Catholic Church set about persecuting and murdering any that opposed its authority.
Fast forward to 2013 and little appears to have changed, as the Catholic Church remains the most powerful and influential organizations in the world with ties to every government around the world.
In recent years the Church has been dragged, kicking and screaming, through the press with allegations of rife pedophilia among its clergy.
The question being asked, after the very public resignation of the previous Pope, is can the Cardinals find a Pope that restore the image of the Catholic Church?
Considering the history of the Catholic Church, restoration appears to be a misguided concept. Maybe it’s time for the world to move on and move on without such a organization that manipulates world affairs while being unable to instill decency, morals or honour among those within.
If you have ever wondered how a Pope is elected by the Cardinals then the infographic below provides full information.
While I am not a religious man I do appreciate that people require something in their lives that gives them faith and hope for the life beyond the moral coil.
The photograph above, for me, depicts the true meaning of faith and for those that believe in God. Here kneels a man, in little more than a sack-cloth robe, a satchel and a wooden staff. When you gaze upon the man with just his simple trappings it makes you wonder why those within the Catholic Church do not adopt the same type of austerity, instead of surrounding themselves in the lavishes the Church’s riches, that have been acquire over the centuries from those who could little afford to give.