Here is my latest article for Aleteia. It explores the allegation that, in the 2005 conclave, Archbishop Begoglio said if he had been elected he would have taken the name John XXIV.
Did Pope Francis really intend to take the name John XXIV in homage to the pope who called the Second Vatican Council? In an astounding reportfor Religion News Service, David Gibson claims that Cardinal Bergoglio told a fellow cardinal what name he would have taken. “John, I would have called myself John, like the Good Pope; I would have been completely inspired by him,” Bergoglio allegedly told Cardinal Francesco Marchisano.
Maybe, maybe not. Read the whole article here.