Prophecy of the Pope
As many of you may have heard, ailing Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he no longer is physically able to lead the church and will resign on Feb. 28.
Benedict’s resignation understandably came as a shock to Roman Catholics, of whom there are over 1 billion strong. Popes generally serve until death, making Benedict the first pontiff in 600 years who will see his successor.
Hours after announcing that he was stepping down, a bolt of lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica, the centerpiece of the Vatican and one of the holiest sites in Christendom. Interesting indeed.
Was this lightening strike evidence of God's Wrath or possibly a sign of ominous things times to come?
You decide and make sure to leave your comments on our blog.
Of course that is only a small aspect of the true topic of conversation. What I would like to discuss is in relation to the Pope and the Prophecy that sounds it.
This is known as the Prophecy of the Pope and comes from the 12th century. An Irish seer, St. Malachy, had a vision of who each Pope would be, and made a list of 112 names, ending with a final Pope named Petrus Romans (or Peter the Roman). Since the resigning Benedict is the 111th Pope, the next one would be the one Malachy prophesied about, saying he would deal with many tribulations, including the destruction of Rome.
His prophecy states:
“112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.”
The Prophecy of the Pope has become one of the greatest known Prophecies in the world today and for good reason. It has been strikingly accurate over the years.
Even as Benedict steps down another is said to be stepping up. Amazingly, the leading candidate is Cardinal Tarcisio Pietra Evasio Bertone, the Cardinal Sectetary of the State, who was born in Romano, Italy. His name therefore would be rendered Peter the Roman!
Imagine the odds...
In regards to accuracy, consider this;
St. Malachy, an Archbishop of Armagh who died in 1148, left behind a list of 112 Popes that has amazed some with its remarkable accuracy.
Malachy used a short phrase in Latin to describe each Pope, beginning with Celestine II and “From a castle on the Tiber.” That Pope’s birth name was Guido di Castello.
More recently, he described Pope John Paul I with the phrase: “From the midst of the moon.” His reign, which began in 1978, began with the moon half full and lasted only one month — or one moon.
He was followed by Pope John Paul II by the Latin expression “Laboris Solis” — or translated “From the labor of the sun” — an expression meaning a solar eclipse.
As it turned out, John Paul II was the only known pope to be born on the day of a solar eclipse — and he was buried on the day of a solar eclipse.
A near total eclipse was seen across Europe on May 18, 1920, the day he was born in Poland. And on April 8, 2005, the day of the Pope’s funeral, a partial solar eclipse blotted out most of the sun and darkened a wide area of the world, from the South Pacific to the Western Hemisphere.....It continues....
What are your thoughts my fine friends?