We called it months ago!
Upon the sad passing of Pope John Paul II, Catholics around the world are mourning the loss of their religious leader. Condolences are pouring in from everywhere for the well travelled and much liked man. Here at Jewlicious however, we are contemplating who the next pope will be.
Why? Because one of the front runners is Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, a Jew. The Washington Times has a story on his possible ascendancy to the throne of St. Peter although we made reference to that last October.
Lustiger, both whose parents died in Auschwitz, has always insisted that, though he had converted to Christianity at age 14, he was and remained a Jew: “I was born a Jew and so I am. For me, the vocation of Israel is to bring light to the goyim. That’s my hope, and I believe Christianity is the means for achieving it.”
On a more apocalyptic note, the Washington Times reports that the final Pope will be of Jewish descent and will be called Peter II. So if Lustiger does get the nod, better hope he doesn’t annoint himself Peter II, unless you think the apocalypse will be uh… fun. For my part it’s always been a dream of mine to spend a high holiday in Vatican City and then run into the Pope on the street whereupon I would greet him with a hearty “Gut Yontiff, Pontiff!”