Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A comparison of the hands of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Graphic

The personality or Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio or Pope Francis  as revealed by his hands is significantly different from that of the previous pope (Pope Benedict XVI). The main differences oddly enough lie in the realm of their belief system. While Pope Benedict's hands show that he was an uncompromising believer, rigid in his beliefs, Pope Francis’s hands show him to be more
pragmatic in his beliefs. True, there is some idealism, but it can be tailored to fit the situation. Pope Francis believes in taking into account the world around him; interestingly, he will see how things affect him before making any decision. He will tend to see things from his own point of view.

This is different from Pope Benedict XVI who saw issues from a broader perspective. Both men are intense, but the previous Pope had a more intense personality. Pope Francis's hands show far less belief in superstition, unlike the previous pope. 

Pope Francis's hands are slightly long, dark pink in colour, with developed mounts and closely held fingers and thumb, with either square or very slightly conical tips. He has a Line of Life which sweeps across the Mount of Venus, and a slightly low-set Heartline. 

You can check out an image of his hand here.

Who is the better leader? Pope Francis's hands show him to be more compromising, but his hands also show a considerable amount of secretiveness, and this is not a trust-building personality characteristic. He is blunt, although cautious, and his lack of diplomacy can affect his image and/or relationships.

A positive characteristic of Pope Francis is that he is a warm person with love to give to his people, and the warmth in his personality will translate into considerable networking and sincere attempts to reach out to people. There is, however, a desire for renown.

Pope Benedict XVI's hands do not show warmth towards people, but his hands show unselfishness, and in principle great compassion for humanity. 

Note: Pope Francis is the first Latin American to become the Pope although he is ethnically Italian.

Check out the personality analysis of Mother Teresa of Kolkata and read the hand analysis of spiritual leaders like Martin Luther King JrPope Benedict XVI, or Indian Gurus/Spiritual leaders like Sathya Sai BabaShirdi Sai BabaSri Sri Ravi Shankar and the businessman and guru Baba Ramdev.

Or check out the hand readings of more Spiritual leaders from all over the world like Tibet's Dalai Lama or Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini and many more.

Or check out the hand analysis of Spirituals Leaders from around the world.

Photo credits: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay


  1. I don't really know much about Pope's and their roles in their organization. So, I can't comment on it. I hope they are unselfish, as you have identified from their hands.

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  2. I think religious leaders generally tend to have extreme views. Do you think that the present Pope does not have them?

  3. DI, according to their hands, the previous Pope was unselfish. However, the new one is not like that.

    TN, I think both these men are a little extreme in their thinking, that is shown quite clearly.
    However Pope Francis is more likely to see the practical side, and one of the reasons is that he likes his position far more than the previous Pope did.

  4. I was pleasantly surprised by the Pope's views on sex and marriage. As you mention, he's certainly more pragmatic and flexible and seems to be a better fit for today's world unlike the previous Pope.Also, his simplicity in daily life is another point in his favor.

  5. That's interesting to hear and I am not at all surprised! About his simplicity, well, I am not sure. He is not what he seems.


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