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By Arthur Poletti

This message will be sent to Pope Francis In English, Spanish, and Italian continually, until his 78th birthday celebration on December 17th. Hopefully a large number of vegans will share this message with their vegan friends and other religious leaders they may know.

Vegans, please send your own messages to The Pope at the e-mail addresses and or the postal address below requesting that His Holiness, go against the status quo, and tell the World on his birthday that he recently decided to become a vegan.



2,781,000,000,VEGANS IN THE WORLD BY THE END OF 2019


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein


On Sunday, October 19th, Pope Francis said he wanted a more merciful and less rigid Church, and also said the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. The Pope made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St. Peter’s Square for the ceremonial closing of a two-week assembly, known as a synod. “God is not afraid of new things. That is why he is continuously surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways,” the pope said.


On December 17th His Holiness Pope Francis will celebrate his birthday. The following message to Pope Francis includes a very conservative and realistic prediction of what will happen If Pope Francis announces to the World in St. Peter’s Square, on His Birthday, that he recently decided to become a vegan, for his personal health and welfare. Hoping that the precedent that he sets will also help to improve and protect the health and welfare of billions of people, and billions of animals throughout the World, as well as to help improve and maintain the health and welfare of the Earth. The only home that all humans and animals have to live on.

Hopefully, after reading the following message, and messages from vegans throughout the World, His Holiness Pope Francis will decide that he is also not afraid of new things, and announces to the World on his birthday that he is a vegan.

His Holiness, Pope Francis PP

00120 Via del Pellegrino

Citta de Vaticano

Dear Most Holy Father,

Your amazing life changing birthday message on December 17th, announcing to the world that you are a vegan will be remembered, and will forever be celebrated every December 17th. Designated as CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY promoting the health and welfare of every person and animal in the World so they may all live full and safe lives in peace and harmony with the Earth. Holy Father, as the leader of an estimated 1.2 to 1.3 billion Catholics, and one of the most respected and influential religious leaders in the world, you now have the power to dramatically improve the world like no one has ever done before. For the urgently needed benefits of billions of humans, and billions of animals. Which would also contribute substantially to the improved health and welfare of the Earth. The only home all humans and animals have to live on.

Your Holiness, following is a conservative prediction of how one of the most important announcements ever made in history by a religious leader could easily result in the creation of a minimum of at least 2,781,000,000,VEGANS IN THE WORLD BY THE END OF 2019 reported early in 2020 FOR SURE!!

The following publication reveals that currently about 2% to 3% of the population in the world is vegan:

The next publication reveals there are actually an estimated 7.3 billion people in the world:

2% to 3% of 7.3 billion people means there are an estimated 146 to 219 million vegans.

There are a number of publications that estimate that there are between 1.2 and 1.3 billion Catholics in the World.

Holy Father, imagine how many Catholics in the World could and would become vegans in the next five years?

The predictions below will begin with using the lower estimate of current vegans in the world which equals 146 million. Beginning on December 17th, continuous worldwide news flashes lasting many weeks

broadcasting the incredible announcement and power of suggestion by The First Vegan Pope will definitely persuade millions of Catholics and millions of people of many religious faiths to become vegans within a relatively short period of time.

The world population clock below reveals that now there are about 7.3 billion people in the world and in 2020 there will be an estimated 7.7 billion people in the world. The predictions below about how many vegans there will be in the world include the estimated addition of 1 million people in the world population each year from 2015 ending in 2019.

The projections also include a 1% increase each year in the number of new vegans. From (5%) of (7,300,000,000 people in 2015) to (9%) of (7,700,000,000) in 2019.


Your Holiness, hopefully you and your closest advisers will agree that the predictions below of how many vegans there will be are very conservative, and how wonderful it will be, God willing, when the final totals are much higher each year because Your Holiness is a vegan and many other religious leaders become vegans during the next five years.


Current number of Vegans in the world = 146,000,000

5% of 7,300,000,000 people in 2015 = 365,000 000 New Vegans

6% of 7,400,000 000 people in 2016 = 444,000,000 New Vegans

7% of 7,500,000,000 people in 2017 = 525,000,000 New Vegans

8% Of 7,600,000,000 people in 2018 = 608,000,000 New Vegans In 2018

9% Of 7,700,000,000 people in 2019 = 693,000,000 New Vegans in 2019

Total estimated number of Vegans in the world by or in the year 2020 = 2,781,000,000 In World

The largest number of new vegans will probably be in Latin America, India, Europe, Africa, Asia, And North America.

Holy Father, sooner or later someone will be the first vegan Pope! Millions of vegans throughout the world will be hoping and praying that, by the grace of God, that someone is you!!

Your Holiness, please do not be afraid of change and new challenges. Please do not be afraid of being a vegan!!

Be a powerful voice for the voiceless. Choose and promote kindness and life for all of God’s precious animals, and renounce cruelty and death!

In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace for all people and animals.


Yours in Christ
Arthur Poletti




What do you really possess, and what have you gained? What pearls have you brought up from the depths of the sea? On the day of death, bodily senses will vanish. Do you have the spiritual light to accompany your heart? When dust fills these eyes in the grave, will your grave shine bright? Rumi


“All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear and pain” ~ Maura Cummings

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynne W permalink
    November 1, 2014 2:08 pm

    This is a little flawed – “The largest number of new vegans will probably be in Latin America, India, Europe, Africa, Asia, And North America”, which leaves out only Australasia and South America. Not sure why you even have that sentence in there because it’s completely superfluous!
    Also, why no mention of the United Nations urging everyone to adopt a plant-based diet because the earth cannot sustain factory farming? It’s killing our planet faster than any other single entity!
    Otherwise, well done and a great idea!!!


  2. November 2, 2014 7:11 am

    Hello Lynne, thank you for your comments and suggestions. I will post the essay on the United Nations web site as well as other government agency web sites It is only *my opinion* that the *largest number* of *NEW VEGANS* will probably come from Latin America India, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. I hope you will send Pope Francis messages explaining the reasons why you think he should be a vegan. Imagine what will happen If The Pope announces to the world that he is a vegan and why we need people like you to help make that happen.—All the best to you—-Arthur


  3. otis henry permalink
    December 4, 2014 7:49 pm

    … as someone who believes in vegan, i say no matter what ! the pope is a power of example. no matter what the stats ! this world needs more peace – less turmoil. also bravo india ! obstructing the madness of the perversion in nepal ! this world needs peace –


  4. otis henry permalink
    December 4, 2014 7:54 pm

    … as well, i’d be betraying my conscience if i were not vegan. it is not virtue – it is heartbreak & betrayal to murder.


  5. Joseph Soares permalink
    July 29, 2018 7:27 am

    I really hope this can happen


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