Monday, February 18, 2013

Prophecy: The (next to the) Last Pope

John Hogue (; Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly

In a cool and very matter of fact manner, Pope Benedict XVI announced [on Feb. 11] that he would be stepping down as Pope of one billion Catholics because of his advanced age. The ring of St. Peter will be removed from his living hand and smashed at 8:00 pm on February 28, 2013.
Popes rarely retire. They are usually led out of the papal palace feet first, [lifeless] with their white slippers on [or fancy red Prada slip-ons if they prefer]. ...[T]he last pope to retire was St. Celestine V. That was 719 years ago in 1294. It is a rather sordid story: one of the worst moments in the history of the papacy....
Kiss my ring, court. I'm outta here.
Apostasy, Fatima-Gate and sex scandals, has ever overshadowed Benedict’s short and checkered reign. He apparently will not survive the widening sex scandal of pedophile priests that as Cardinal Joe Ratzinger -- head of the "Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith" under [the previous] Pope John Paul II’s long reign -- [he] kept under wraps, sequestering and shielding hundreds of serial sex predators from secular justice all around the world.
It is believed that this was all foreseen by St. Malachy (d. 1148), a medieval Irish prophet who left us a list of 111 Latin mottoes -- each signifying the life, heraldry, name or works of every Pontiff from his contemporary Celestine II (1143-1144) up to Benedict XVI.

What follows in his prophecy is a coda where he describes the “last pope,” whom he calls Petrus Romanus (Peter of Rome). Benedict was foretold to be the pope who brought about a spiritual crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, [and] Peter of Rome will administer the faithful, it is presaged, when Rome itself is destroyed... More

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