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Are the Malachy Prophecies the End of Times???

13 Feb

With the recent announcement by Pope Benedict that he is resigning due to poor health, there has been renewed talk about the Malachy Prophecies written by a monk in the 12th century which state the next pope will be the last one. I did some research on it and came up with some interesting facts. Whether you believe it or not it does make for an interesting read and I have provided some interesting links including Malachy’s vision and descriptions of the last ten popes.
 
I remember listening to a late night talk radio show several years ago discussing the Malachy Prophecies. At the time John Paul was still pope and they said the prophecies described him as the”pope of the eclipse.” John Paul was born during and eclipse and later  was entombed during an eclipse.
 
In a new book called“Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” co-authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam examine St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” said to be based on his prophetic vision of the next 112 popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144. Malachy presented a description of each pope, culminating with the “final pope,” “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end with the destruction of Rome and judgment.

St. Malachy was an Irish saint and the archbishop of Armagh, who lived from 1094 to 1l48. Malacy described the penultimate pope, which Horn believes is Benedict, as “Gloria Olivae,” or “Glory of the Olive.”First published in 1595, the prophecies were attributed to St. Malachy by a Benedictine historian named Arnold de Wyon, who recorded them in his book, “Lignum Vitæ.” Tradition holds that Malachy had been called to Rome by Pope Innocent II, and while there, he experienced the vision of the future popes, including the last one, which he wrote down in a series of cryptic phrases.

According to the prophecy, the next pope is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. The idea by some Catholics that the next pope on St. Malachy’s list heralds the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation” sets the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events, something many non-Catholics would agree with.

Pope Benedict XVI was not a Benedictine priest, yet he chose the name of Benedict, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, which also is known as the Olivetans

The symbol of the Benedictine order includes an olive branch.

Malachy described the last Pope as “Petrus Romanus,” or “Peter the Roman,” writing: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”

Interestingly, a leading candidate is Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, the Cardinal secretary of state, who was born in Romano, Italy. His name could, therefore, be rendered Peter the Roman.

Another Peter on the list is a black African, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, the current president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Malachy’s final words:

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city (Rome, the seat of the Vatican) will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.

Check out the interesting link below I have  listing the last ten popes as predicted by Malachy and decide for yourself.

Prophecies about the Last 10 Popes by a 12th century monk

‘Final pope’ authors predicted Benedict would resign

‘I’M READY TO SERVE – AND CHURCH IS READY FOR A THIRD WORLD POPE’…

 

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