St. Malachy Prophecy:Pope Francis, formerly Jorge Marlo Bergoglio, son of ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS. "At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error & death...Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, & others will trample it under foot & deny it...for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer".
Pope Sixtus IV, born Francesco della Rovere , 1414-1484 Posthumus portrait by Titian. Sixtus IV sponsored the building of the Sistine Chapel (It takes its name from him- Sisto in Italian), and re-founded, enriched and enlarged the Vatican Library, one of the oldest in the world.
Franciscan: A person who vows to follow the Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi, who lived around 1200 A.D. There are Franciscans priests, brothers, and sisters who live in religious congregations. Lay people can be associated with them and share in their works and prayers by belonging to the Secular Franciscan Order. All Franciscans pledge to imitate Saint Francis, who taught about living a poor life in order to gain riches in heaven. www.pauline.org
The Girandola at the Castel SantAngelo, Etching with hand-coloring, The MET. This drawing depict the fireworks sponsored by the papacy in 1471. Designed by Louis Jean Desprez (French, Auxerre 1743–1804 Stockholm). Etched by Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris). This subject depict glorious time of Rome, dreamed by travellers of the Grand Tour.