Pope Francis, reputed to be the first Jesuit Cardinal to ascend to the Papal throne, is not who you think he is.
There exist two immediate reasons as to why this should be so.
For one, it turns out, “Francis” is a much younger man posed behind the mask of someone appearing much older.
For another, “Pope Francis” is a royal prince, and hails from one of Italy’s most ancient royal families, the genealogical roots of which emanate from before the era of imperial Rome.
As pontiff of the Vatican, in Rome, “Francis” presides over the Roman Empire – ruled from the trident of capitals: Vatican City, in Rome, the Crown Temple in the City of London, and the principality of Washington’s District of Columbia.
Rome’s is an empire which, contrary to the consensus of most academic historians, never died, it merely transitioned.
Like its current Pontiff, Pope Francis, the empire hides behind a carefully crafted veil.
Today, the Roman Empire, over which Pope Francis rules, is better known in its modern iteration as the United Nations, an international governing body which made its debut upon the world’s stage during the post-war era, in 1947.