James Is My Name
John G. Pisarcik
The Roman Catholic Church had gone through a complete upheaval under the Pontificate of James.
It was no longer the largest Christian body. Many dioceses had broken off all relations with Rome due to the historic changes Pope James brought about.
Many good men and women lost their lives during the sixteen years of his reign. His final moves as Supreme Pontiff would seal his fate.
The question facing the College of Cardinals was who should replace this man that almost destroyed the church. Would the next Pope continue or reverse the policies of James?
The world and the Roman Catholic Church were not prepared for the person elected to sit on the Chair of Peter. A new face for a new time. The world press/TV headlines read the next day: