Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries:
His name is Arturo Sosa, and he was elected to be the new Superior General of the Jesuit Order. As such, he is now the leader of the world’s Jesuits. They met in Rome in October to elect him, after his predecessor, Adolfo Nicolas, resigned after reaching the age of 80.
To most, one man replacing another as Jesuit general would mean little, if anything. Just another election of a leader of a religious order within the Roman Catholic institution. But to those who know the true history of the Jesuits, and their modus operandi, any election of a new Jesuit general is of immense importance. And this becomes of incalculably more importance, when the pope of Rome himself is a member of the Jesuit Order!
For in truth, Francis I, the first openly Jesuit pope in history, is not the man who is in charge of the Roman Catholic institution. The Jesuit general is the real power behind the papal throne. He pulls the strings, and the pope dances. And unless one properly understands this fact, it is impossible to understand the Roman Papacy at all, and particularly the Roman Papacy with a Jesuit on the throne!
For here is the grim truth: the Jesuits are unique among all Roman Catholic orders. When they were created in the sixteenth century, they had as their mission the destruction of Protestantism. But in order to fulfil this mission, as well as to accomplish their other objectives in the world, they knew that they had to control the popes of Rome themselves. And this is precisely what they achieved, at a very early date. History reveals these facts. The Jesuits pretended to lay themselves at the feet of the pope, to be his willing servants, to go wherever he wanted them to go and to do whatever he wanted them to do. But this was all a front. In truth, they obeyed only one man, and it was not the pope. It was their general. They were, from the start, fanatically devoted to carrying out his orders – and only his – throughout the world. And so they did. And at the same time, the Jesuit general came to control the pope. Not just a pope here and there, but virtually every pope. They became so powerful in the Vatican that they manipulated the very elections of popes, and then they placed their powerful hands on the papal shoulders and directed their movements, speeches, actions. And if a pope dared to cross them, they did not hesitate to remove him, even by assassinating him! This was done often. It did not take the popes long to realise that if they wanted to maintain a semblance of power and enjoy their luxurious lifestyles in the Vatican – indeed, if they wanted to continue to enjoy life itself – they had better obey the Jesuit general in all things.
As time went by and the sheer power and influence of the Jesuit general over the pope became evident even to the masses, the general came to be known as the “black pope”, the one directing Vatican affairs from the shadows. “In Roman Catholic circles it is well known that the Black Pope is the term used for the General of the Jesuits. As the Pope is always robed in white, and the General in black, the contrast is obvious. But those Romanists who do not greatly love the Jesuits, and their number is not limited, use the term as indicating that the Black Pope rules the White Pope.” The Jesuits came to be universally feared throughout the Roman Catholic world, and universally hated as well.
And then in recent times the world witnessed an extraordinary thing, brought about by the Jesuits behind the scenes in the corridors of power in Rome. They placed one of their own on the papal throne! He was Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and he became Pope Francis I in 2013…