This could be a big week for the Philippines. Well, I suppose that either way it will be a big week. Let’s see what I am talking about here.
Back on January 1, I made my Philippine Predictions for 2013. One of my predictions was a real wild one, but I made the prediction nonetheless. I said that in 2013 there would be a new Pope, and that that new Pope would be Filipino. A lot of people kind of laughed at that one, or scoffed. I, and other readers got quite a shock when, in early February, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning his post. What a shocker that was, given that I had predicted it a little more than a month prior to his resignation!
Shortly after Pope Benedict announced his resignation, I revisited the topic in my post, Tagle Time?
Now, it has been announced that the conclave of Cardinals will begin on this coming Tuesday, March 12 at the Vatican.
Why will it be a big week for the Philippines? Well, because in recent weeks, speculation has been becoming rampant that Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Filipino Cardinal, has a possibility of being selected as the next Pope! Selected or not, this coming week the Philippines will be electrified by the chance of such an event happening!
Did you know that a Filipino has even come up with a jingle to promote Cardinal Tagle to become the next Pope?
Kind of funny, don’t you think?
If recent history is followed, it is likely that we may know the identity of the new Pope by the end of this week. Yes, it could also take longer, but over the past 100 years, these conclaves have resulted in a selection of the new Pope within a few days.
What do you think? Will it be Tagle? What will be the reaction of the Philippines if the new Pope is Filipino?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!