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Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 09:13 AM
:eek: :(

London- A.P.

Ewan McGregor, 31, star of such films as Moulin Rouge and the Star Wars series drove his car off an embankment into the Thames last night around 3:00 in the morning. Authorities were unclear what happened, but have not ruled out suicide or foul play. An autopsy will be performed....

PBBBBBBBBBBBBBT!...:D ...April Fool'S!

Emperor Howdy
04-01-2002, 09:39 AM
:eek: :(
London- A.P.

Natalie Portman, 26, star of such films as Dawn of the Dead and the Star Wars series drove her car off an embankment into the Thames last night around 3:00 in the morning. Authorities were unclear what happened, but have not ruled out suicide or foul play. An autopsy will be performed....

Prrrrrrrt! April Fo......huh?..what?...he did?.......oh. Sorry Rollo.

:p :p

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 09:51 AM
Of course, seeing them right next to each other completely RUINS mine.:mad:


04-01-2002, 10:06 AM
How stupid do you think we are???

04-01-2002, 10:07 AM
Since we've already offed Nat and Ewan... we might as well kill 'em all! :rolleyes:

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 10:17 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

What will this do to Celebration II??:( :rolleyes: ;)

(I hope Rick mcCallum was on the bus at least...)

04-01-2002, 10:22 AM
sadly Ricky was the sole survivor. his gut took the brunt of the impact and cushioned him from being crushed. he is said to be in a stable position and feeling a little horse.....:eek: :D

04-01-2002, 10:26 AM
ding dong the witch is dead, which old witch, the wicked old wi.... oh :(

Y'know this April fools thing doesn't work in a transatlantic way because it's only good until mid day and your mid day is like half a day after ours so it doesn't count and ...... never mind:stupid:

04-01-2002, 10:27 AM
Dead or alive, I love Natalie no matter what!!

04-01-2002, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
sadly Ricky was the sole survivor. his gut took the brunt of the impact and cushioned him from being crushed. he is said to be in a stable position and feeling a little horse.....:eek: :D

Do you mean "feeling a little "hoarse", or that Rick is molesting an equestrian? Either way it's funny.:crazed:

04-01-2002, 11:19 AM
I heard that George Lucas' last words to McCallum were, "Get that guy who directed "Batman and Robin" to finish my work for me......gasp! oh God, the pain. I'm cold, hold me Ricky......croak!"

As of press time, McCallum stated that Joel Shumacher had been contacted but refused the offer. Thus they are wooing Aaron Spelling.

04-01-2002, 12:28 PM
you'd love her dead? What kind of a sick puppy are you!!!!!!! :eek: :crazed:

04-01-2002, 12:34 PM
Tori Spelling as Padme
Ian Ziering as Anakin
Luke Perry as Obi-Wan

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

04-01-2002, 12:36 PM

04-01-2002, 12:36 PM
and the nice thing with TUBERS is that you can cut a piece of one off, stick it in the dirt and it'll grow a whole new potato!! ;)

04-01-2002, 12:37 PM
*sniff* and I never got to say "goodbye" :cry:

04-01-2002, 12:42 PM
Actually the autopsy was completed, to which the doctors only had one thing to say:
"And we thought he smelled bad on the outside!"

04-01-2002, 01:00 PM
"After an autopsy on Ewan Mcgregor, the star came back to life!!!!!!!":dead: :eek: :eek:
-- The Chronicle

04-01-2002, 01:04 PM
Too many Star Wars people are getting killed!!

04-01-2002, 01:40 PM
oh, ok, so this is all a joke, whew, for a minute there i was getting freaked out...:rolleyes:

04-01-2002, 01:44 PM
poor poor ewan:cry:


04-01-2002, 02:22 PM
After him being in Moulin Rouge, I'm suprised it didn't happen sooner. :p

04-01-2002, 02:23 PM
Of course, it had to be an April Fools joke. *packs the streamers and silly string back in the box*

04-01-2002, 02:26 PM
Cool, now let's see if they can get someone GOOD to play Anakin. :rolleyes:

04-01-2002, 02:52 PM
I really DID like MOULIN ROUGE.

04-01-2002, 03:02 PM
I never saw it.

04-01-2002, 03:02 PM
By far the funniest April Fool's joke done yet.

Brave Sir Robin
04-01-2002, 03:04 PM
Just kiddn'
Happy april fools day, folks!
:crazed: :crazed: :crazed:

04-01-2002, 03:12 PM
I really liked Ian Mcgranger, he sold me fish every week for the last three years and... what? Who? oh.

So is that a wig he wears in the new movie or what? I reckon so but my brother thinks it's natural tresses. Whadyer reckon?

Mandalorian Candidat
04-01-2002, 03:40 PM
P.U. RT. Smelled that one a mile away!

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 03:45 PM
That was pretty good, BSR!:)

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 03:50 PM
That is hilarious!

I remember last year, Starwars.com did a retro early 80's website complete with "green screen" effects and "What will happen in ESB?" headlines...


04-01-2002, 03:50 PM
Hate SW ? No you don't, Rick McCallum says you and the fans love it! :D

Sorry, that's a riff on Rick from an old SW Insider I was reading recently. It asked him about the "upcoming" Episode 2 footage from the rererererelease of the trilogy in Fall 2000 and he said he hadn't seen it but the fans will love it :rolleyes:

04-01-2002, 03:53 PM
I think it might be a wig. His hair was relatively short when they ended filming on "Moulin Rouge", which I also liked, and I recall him saying he went straight from that into "Star Wars". I really don't think it would have grown that quickly.

04-01-2002, 03:54 PM
Jason Priestly as Palpatine?

04-01-2002, 03:55 PM
That was just silly. I guess I missed the "green screen" thing you are talking about. You know us "old guys" don't get on the computer very often.

04-01-2002, 03:56 PM
Yeah, TFN did a nice job with that one :) I clicked on their site this morning, thinking "okay, what gag are they doing this year" and I was surprised at how many funny fake headlines they came up with. Much cooler than the foreign language translations they've done.

Still, SirSteve is the only one to get me this year, ONLY because it wasn't 4/1 here when he posted the shuttle pics link :D :D :D

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 03:59 PM
Speaking of April Fool...

04-01-2002, 04:01 PM
Rick McCallum, an April Fool everyday of the year!!

Rollo Tomassi
04-01-2002, 04:04 PM
Ewan often wears his mane shaggy like that. I think the beard is pasted on though.

04-01-2002, 04:40 PM
how about...me?

04-01-2002, 07:14 PM
Today Playboy finally releases an issue from 20 years ago. After the magazine was ready for the public, the actress changed her mind and didn't want it released. Recently, after 20 years, she finally agreed to have it released. Here's a picture of the front cover-

Bel-Cam Jos
04-01-2002, 07:19 PM
What I can't believe is how all these newspapers, TV shows, and websites all got together to choose this particular day to make up funny things! I know the Internet has people more connected, but I didn't get a notice. Or is this just a corporate thing? Is this going to become an online tradition now? Or was this just a Star Wars-themed thing? (I don't think that's the case, because I saw some stuff in the newspaper this morning) Was this planned after all the negative things with terrorism? Strange coincidences...

04-01-2002, 08:06 PM
don't you care???:cry:

04-01-2002, 08:32 PM
We aint learned to care yet cuz we aint got to know ya. :) And what about you? As Palpatine? Aren't you a little young to be playing a wizened old prune of a guy? Maybe you could be an Endor rebel or somethin'............

master jedi
04-01-2002, 08:39 PM
I got the word from the man himself. SSG is going to be switching to the sucky ezboard forums. I've provided the linl to the new forums below.


And yes, I agree that it is too soon to be switching forums again.

04-01-2002, 09:31 PM
I sure hope that was an April Fools joke, Master Jedi. I just checked out that other site, and got spam-popups within seconds of opening the page. That has always been one of the things I've respected SirSteve for, keeping that kind of trash off the SSG site.

04-01-2002, 09:38 PM
It does not appear to me that moderator Chase Windu has a lot to do, what with a whopping 0 posts in each forum :D

04-01-2002, 09:39 PM
Well, maybe you should get to know me. The Force is strong with me, and I have forseen that I shall become a much-loved, central member of these forums.

04-01-2002, 09:40 PM
I was just checking out the financial news to see how badly the middle east violence was hurting gasoline prices, when I came across this (check out the news story linked to this post... (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=56987#post56987)

04-01-2002, 09:41 PM
NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! [/rant]:D

04-01-2002, 09:42 PM
Whoa. (And that's a Keanu whoa, not a regular whoa.)

04-01-2002, 09:52 PM
Swafman, you're a slippery one! Nice try ;)

DeadEye, I like the irony in using Typho as your avatar, what with his dead eye and all . . . :D

04-01-2002, 09:56 PM
Hey, don't shoot the messenger! i just linked a news story from Yahoo Finance..

me? slippery? aw, c'mon!


04-01-2002, 10:46 PM
lol Caesar. I was wondering when someone would actually notice. Thanks. :)

04-01-2002, 11:13 PM
excited Catholics are lining up in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the hopes of scoring a seat for the upcoming funeral of Pope John Paul II (http://www.theonion.com/onion3811/excited_catholics.html)

04-01-2002, 11:14 PM
Normally I enjoy the Onion's media savy humor, but I didn't appreciate this article at all, nor did I find it funny.

04-01-2002, 11:16 PM
That's just messed up.

04-01-2002, 11:22 PM

04-01-2002, 11:36 PM
Not your fault SWAFMAN.:)

Dar' Argol
04-01-2002, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
We aint learned to care yet cuz we aint got to know ya. :) And what about you? As Palpatine? Aren't you a little young to be playing a wizened old prune of a guy? Maybe you could be an Endor rebel or somethin'............

How about an Ewok, or Jar Jar's younger brother Dip Dip. DeadEye, you could be part of the "Bad" batch of clones that we never see . . . . . . . . . . :D jk!!

I don't know who I could be but I'm sure you guys can come up with something:rolleyes:. Jargo . . . . . . . .

04-02-2002, 04:34 AM
Hysterical Swaffy, thanks for a good laugh. :D

now let's un-press our 'precious' buttons, everyone, or at least uncross our legs, ;)


04-02-2002, 07:27 AM
I thought this was about an offer for a Hoover SW vacuum cleaner........

The Rubber Cat
04-02-2002, 08:49 AM
Shouldn't the Pontiff be looking forward to death? After all, beautiful Heaven and eternal reward 22.await him in the afterlife. Catholics confuse The Rubber Cat. Dreary or Uplifting. Which is it? Heh hoo!

04-02-2002, 11:03 AM
as a Christian... and not a Catholic...

My question is: If God doesn't want the Pope to be shot... why would he need a "PopeMobile" with bulletproof glass? Just curious... I was always told not to mess with God's will and to accept it as His plan.

Emperor Howdy
04-02-2002, 11:34 AM
SWEET!!! I'm feeling all weird inside.....

04-02-2002, 11:45 AM
Allright, I am hitting the newstand after work today!!

04-02-2002, 12:27 PM
And there is a 'Carrie Fisher' feature inside? Ok, I'll check it out.

Rollo Tomassi
04-02-2002, 12:29 PM
Maybe it's about the shooter and not the Pope. Perhaps God want's somebody to shoot at the Pope, but wants the Pope to survive, so he brought the Pope a vision of..the PopeMobile!

POPEMOBILE. I say that out loud and I can't stop giggling. What a goofy word.

04-02-2002, 12:57 PM
I hope everyone is not falling for another April Fools joke. We've seen enough for one year. I guess us star wars fans are fools. Ha, we'll fall for anything.

Mandalorian Candidat
04-02-2002, 02:11 PM
Please, not during my lunch.

Oof, I'm feeling sick...:eek: :o :dead:

04-02-2002, 02:12 PM
Considering how Catholicism is simply thinly-veiled Paganism, it's no wonder the Pope fears for his life. He's been misleading people his entire life and he knows it! Everything about Catholic tradition and ceremony is a variation of ancient pagan rituals and symbols, even the Cross (which is the symbol of the Babylonian Messiah, Bacchus; also known in the Bible as Nimrod, the first Anti-Christ).

So, no I don't believe the Pope truly believes in God and Jesus, thus he cannot know the true security one gets from those beliefs. Hence, the Popemobile.

04-02-2002, 02:29 PM
You guys suck!

04-02-2002, 03:02 PM
No one knows the truth, but himself. For me, the Pope indeed makes a difference every time he visits my country...as well as others. I see this man as the perfect example of harmony. As for the popemobile...well, if the pope does not eat...it will be dangerous also.:rolleyes:

04-02-2002, 03:08 PM
"The Pope Does Not Smoke Dope..."

I can pretty much figure he is correct.

master jedi
04-02-2002, 04:16 PM
I put april fools towards the top of the message board. You can't see it very well but it's there.

04-02-2002, 04:20 PM
Lord have mercy!! Get us wound up, why dont you??:crazed:

master jedi
04-02-2002, 04:23 PM
You guys do realize that she never posed nude for playboy. There was an interview with her.

04-02-2002, 04:35 PM
This joke was just cruel.

Mandalorian Candidat
04-02-2002, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
"The Pope Does Not Smoke Dope..."

That rhyme sounds like something Johnny Cochran would say. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
04-02-2002, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
Considering how Catholicism is simply thinly-veiled Paganism, it's no wonder the Pope fears for his life. He's been misleading people his entire life and he knows it! Everything about Catholic tradition and ceremony is a variation of ancient pagan rituals and symbols, even the Cross (which is the symbol of the Babylonian Messiah, Bacchus; also known in the Bible as Nimrod, the first Anti-Christ).

So, no I don't believe the Pope truly believes in God and Jesus, thus he cannot know the true security one gets from those beliefs. Hence, the Popemobile.

Wow. :eek: I have no comment, except for "I don't see it that way at all."

Lord Malakite
04-02-2002, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
So, no I don't believe the Pope truly believes in God and Jesus, thus he cannot know the true security one gets from those beliefs. Hence, the Popemobile.

Makes sense enough, considering the final Pope is supposed to be the false prophet. Speaking of which, Nostradaumus predicts that the final pope will be the 2nd. one to come into power after our current pope passes on.

04-02-2002, 06:44 PM
So according to Nostradamus there will be just two more popes and thats it??? Do u have the poem that says this??

Lord Malakite
04-02-2002, 07:46 PM
Never mind, it was St. Malachy that made the predictions. They were on a website about Nostradamus. Here they are.

The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbé Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. The same author tells us that St. Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II to console him in the midst of his tribulations, and that the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590 (Cucherat, "Proph. de la succession des papes", ch. xv). They were first published by Arnold de Wyon, and ever since there has been much discussion as to whether they are genuine predictions of St. Malachy or forgeries. The silence of 400 years on the part of so many learned authors who had written about the popes, and the silence of St. Bernard especially, who wrote the "Life of St. Malachy", is a strong argument against their authenticity, but it is not conclusive if we adopt Cucherat's theory that they were hidden in the Archives during those 400 years.

These short prophetical announcements, in number 112, indicate some noticeable trait of all future popes from Celestine II, who was elected in the year 1130, until the end of the world. They are enunciated under mystical titles. Those who have undertaken to interpret and explain these symbolical prophecies have succeeded in discovering some trait, allusion, point, or similitude in their application to the individual popes, either as to their country, their name, their coat of arms or insignia, their birth-place, their talent or learning, the title of their cardinalate, the dignities which they held etc. For example, the prophecy concerning Urban VIII is Lilium et Rosa (the lily and the rose); he was a native of Florence and on the arms of Florence figured a fleur-de-lis; he had three bees emblazoned on his escutcheon, and the bees gather honey from the lilies and roses. Again, the name accords often with some remarkable and rare circumstance in the pope's career; thus Peregrinus apostolicus (pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his journey when pope into Germany, by his long career as pope, and by his expatriation from Rome at the end of his pontificate. Those who have lived and followed the course of events in an intelligent manner during the pontificates of Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X cannot fail to be impressed with the titles given to each by the prophecies of St. Malachy and their wonderful appropriateness: Crux de Cruce (Cross from a Cross) Pius IX; Lumen in caelo (Light in the Sky) Leo XIII; Ignis ardens (Burning Fire) Pius X. There is something more than coincidence in the designations given to these three popes so many hundred years before their time. We need not have recourse either to the family names, armorial bearings or cardinalatial titles, to see the fitness of their designations as given in the prophecies. The afflictions and crosses of Pius IX were more than fell to the lot of his predecessors; and the more aggravating of these crosses were brought on by the House of Savoy whose emblem was a cross. Leo XIII was a veritable luminary of the papacy. The present pope is truly a burning fire of zeal for the restoration of all things to Christ.

The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End." It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus, who according to St. Malachy's list is to be the last pope, that the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor designated Gloria olivoe. It merely says that he is to be the last, so that we may suppose as many popes as we please before "Peter the Roman". Cornelius a Lapide refers to this prophecy in his commentary "On the Gospel of St. John" (C. xvi) and "On the Apocalypse" (cc. xvii-xx), and he endeavours to calculate according to it the remaining years of time.

The Prophecies
Pope No. Name (Reign) Motto No Motto (and explanation)
167 Celestine II (1143-1144) 1 Ex castro Tyberis
(from a castle on the Tiber)
Hist.: Celestin II was born in Citta di Castello, Toscany, on the shores of the Tiber
168 Lucius II (1144-1145) 2 Inimicus expulsus
169 Eugene III (1145-1153) 3 Ex magnitudine montis
(Of the greatness of the mount)
Hist.: Born in the castle of Grammont (latin: mons magnus), his family name was Montemagno
170 Anastasius IV (1153-1154) 4 Abbas Suburranus
171 Adrian IV (1154-1159) 5 De rure albo
(field of Albe)
Hist.: Born in the town of Saint-Alban
Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164) 6 Ex tetro carcere
Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168) 7 Via trans-Tyberina
Antipope Calistus III (1168-1178) 8 De Pannonia Tusciae
172 Alexander III (1159-1181) 9 Ex ansere custode
173 Lucius III (1181-1185) 10 Lux in ostio
174 Urban III (1185-1187) 11 Sus in cribo
175 Gregory VIII (1187) 12 Ensis Laurentii
176 Clement III (1187-1191) 13 De schola exiet
177 Celestine III (1191-1198) 14 De rure bovensi
178 Innocent III (1198-1216) 15 Comes signatus
(signed Count)
Hist.: descendant of the noble Signy, later called Segni family
179 Honorius III (1216-1227) 16 Canonicus de latere
180 Gregory IX (1227-1241) 17 Avis Ostiensis
(Bird of Ostia)
Hist.: before his election he was Cardinal of Ostia
181 Celestine IV (1241) 18 Leo Sabinus
182 Innocent IV (1243-1254) 19 Comes Laurentius
183 Alexander IV (1254-1261) 20 Signum Ostiense
184 Urban IV (1261-1264) 21 Hierusalem Campaniae
(Jerusalem of Champagne)
Hist.: native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem
185 Clement IV (1265-1268) 22 Draca depressus
186 Gregory X (1271-1276) 23 Anguinus vir
187 Innocent V (1276) 24 Concionatur Gallus
188 Adrian V (1276) 25 Bonus Comes
189 John XXI (1276-1277) 26 Piscator Tuscus
190 Nicholas III (1277-1280) 27 Rosa composita
191 Martin IV (1281-1285) 28 Ex teloneo liliacei Martini
192 Honorius IV (1285-1287) 29 Ex rosa leonina
193 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 30 Picus inter escas
194 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 31 Ex eremo celsus
(elevated from a hermit)
Hist.: prior to his election he was a hermit in the monastery of Pouilles
195 Boniface VIII (1294-1303) 32 Ex undarum benedictione
196 Benedict XI (1303-1304) 33 Concionator patereus
197 Clement V (1305-1314) 34 De fessis Aquitanicis
(ribbon of Aquitaine)
Hist.: was archbishop of Bordeaux in Aquitaine
198 John XXII (1316-1334) 35 De sutore osseo
(of the cobbler of Osseo)
Hist.: Family name Ossa, son of a shoe-maker
Antipope Nicholas V (1328-1330) 36 Corvus schismaticus
(the schismatic crow)
Note the reference to the schism, the only antipope at this period
199 Benedict XII (1334-1342) 37 Frigidus Abbas
(cold friar)
Hist.: he was a priest in the monastery of Frontfroid (coldfront)
200 Clement VI (1342-1352) 38 De rosa Attrebatensi
201 Innocent VI (1352-1362) 39 De montibus Pammachii
202 Urban V (1362-1370) 40 Gallus Vice-comes
203 Gregory XI (1370-1378) 41 Novus de Virgine forti
(novel of the virgin fort)
Hist.: count of Beaufort, later Cardinal of Ste-Marie La Neuve
Antipope Clement VII (1378-1394) 42 De cruce Apostilica
Antipope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) 43 Luna Cosmedina
Antipope Clement VIII (1423-1429) 44 Schisma Barcinonicum
204 Urban VI (1378-1389) 45 De Inferno praegnanti
205 Boniface IX (1389-1404) 46 Cubus de mixtione
206 Innocent VII (1404-1406) 47 De meliore sydere
207 Gregory XII (1406-1415) 48 Nauta de ponte nigro
Antipope Alexander V (1409-1410) 49 Flagellum Solis
Antipope John XXIII (1410-1415) 50 Cervus Sirenae
208 Martin V (1417-1431) 51 Corona veli aurei
209 Eugene IV (1431-1447) 52 Lupa caelestina
Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) 53 Amator crucis
210 Nicholas V (1447-1455) 54 De modicitate lunae
211 Callistus III (1455-1458) 55 Bos pascens
(grazing ox)
Hist.: Alphonse Borgia's arms sported a golden grazing ox
212 Pius II (1458-1464) 56 De capra et Albergo
213 Paul II (1464-1471) 57 De cervo et Leone
214 Sixtus IV (1471-1484) 58 Piscator Minorita
215 Innocent VIII (1484-1492) 59 Praecursor Siciliae
216 Alexander VI (1492-1503) 60 Bos Albanus in portu
217 Pius III (1503) 61 De parvo homine
218 Julius II (1503-1513) 62 Fructus jovis juvabit
219 Leo X (1513-1521) 63 De craticula Politiana
220 Adrian VI (1522-1523) 64 Leo Florentius
221 Clement VII (1523-1534) 65 Flos pilaei aegri
222 Paul III (1534-1549) 66 Hiacynthus medicorum
223 Julius III (1550-1555) 67 De corona Montana
224 Marcellus II (1555) 68 Frumentum floccidum
225 Paul IV (1555-1559) 69 De fide Petri
226 Pius IV (1559-1565) 70 Aesculapii pharmacum
227 St. Pius V (1566-1572) 71 Angelus nemorosus
228 Gregory XIII (1572-1585) 72 Medium corpus pilarum
229 Sixtus V (1585-1590) 73 Axis in medietate signi
230 Urban VII (1590) 74 De rore caeli
231 Gregory XIV (1590-1591) 75 De antiquitate Urbis
232 Innocent IX (1591) 76 Pia civitas in bello
233 Clement VIII (1592-1605) 77 Crux Romulea
234 Leo XI (1605) 78 Undosus Vir
235 Paul V (1605-1621) 79 Gens perversa
236 Gregory XV (1621-1623) 80 In tribulatione pacis
237 Urban VIII (1623-1644) 81 Lilium et rosa
238 Innocent X (1644-1655) 82 Jucunditas crucis
239 Alexander VII (1655-1667) 83 Montium custos
240 Clement IX (1667-1669) 84 Sydus Olorum
(constellation of swans)Hist.: upon his election, he was apparently the occupant of the Chamber of Swans in the Vatican.
241 Clement X (1670-1676) 85 De flumine magno
242 Innocent XI (1676-1689) 86 Bellua insatiabilis
243 Alexander VIII (1689-1691) 87 Poenitentia gloriosa
244 Innocent XII (1691-1700) 88 Rastrum in porta
245 Clement XI (1700-1721) 89 Flores circumdati
246 Innocent XIII (1721-1724) 90 De bona Religione
247 Benedict XIII (1724-1730) 91 Miles in bello
248 Clement XII (1730-1740) 92 Columna excelsa
249 Benedict XIV (1740-1758) 93 Animal rurale
250 Clement XIII (1758-1769) 94 Rosa Umbriae
251 Clement XIV (1769-1774) 95 Ursus velox
252 Pius VI (1775-1799) 96 Peregrinus Apostolicus
253 Pius VII (1800-1823) 97 Aquila rapax
254 Leo XII (1823-1829) 98 Canis et coluber
255 Pius VIII (1829-1830) 99 Vir religiosus
256 Gregory XVI (1831-1846) 100 De balneis hetruriae
(bath of Etruria)
Hist.: prior to his election he was member of an order founded by Saint Romuald, at Balneo, in Etruria, present day Toscany.
257 Pius IX (1846-1878) 101 Crux de cruce
258 Leo XIII (1878-1903) 102 Lumen in caelo
259 St. Pius X (1903-1914) 103 Ignis ardent
(ardent fire)
260 Benedict XV (1914-1922) 104 Religio depopulata
261 Pius XI (1922-1939) 105 Fides intrepida
262 Pius XII (1939-1958) 106 Pastor angelicus
263 John XXIII (1958-1963) 107 Pastor et Nauta
(pastor and marine)
Hist.: prior to his election he was patriarch of Venice, a marine city, home of the gondolas
264 Paul VI (1963-1978) 108 Flos florum
(flower of flowers)
Hist.: his arms displayed three lilies.
265 John Paul I (1978) 109 De medietate Lunae
(of the half of the moon)
Hist.: Albino Luciani, born in Canale d'Ogardo, diocese of Belluno, (beautiful moon) Elected pope on august 26, his reign lasted about a month, from half a moon to the next half...
266 John Paul II (1978-) 110 De labore Solis
(of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun)
Hist.:Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. He also comes from behind the former Iron Curtain. He might also be seen to be the fruit of the intercession of the Woman Clothed with the Sun labouring in Revelation 12 (because of his devotion to the Virgin Mary).
267 ??? 111 Gloria olivae
268 ??? In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, & Iudex tremêdus iudicabit populum suum. Finis.
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)

04-02-2002, 10:03 PM
Wow, Lord Malakite. An impressive gathering of information. Very interesting reading. Thanks.

04-02-2002, 10:08 PM
Yeah, but what a cover!;)