- With the election of the new Pope...has anyone drawn
your attention to the Prophecies of St. Malachi?
- St. Malachi, the 12th century Irish bishop, who in a
vision saw the names of all of the Popes from his own day until the end
of the Catholic Church. Exactly 112 of them. Some of his "names"
have been intriguingly accurate. See the page http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1351430/posts
for some examples.
- According to Malachi, Pope John Paul II was the second-from-last
Pope. The newly-elected Pope Benedict XVI is the next to last; the Pope
following him will be the final Pope, who will oversee the destruction
of the Church.
- For the current Pope, Malachi saw the name "Gloria
Olivae" -- the Glory of the Olive -- and predicted that he would be
a member of the BENEDICTINE order.
- Is the new Pope Benedict a Benedictine? Or does Malachi
score points just for getting the "Benedict" part right?
- Interestingly enough, Gloria Olivae is supposedly the
one known in John's Revelations as "the great deceiver". The
one who prepares the way for the Antichrist, the final destroyer of the
Church. The Antichrist, per Malichi, is the next Pope, who like the first
will be named Peter.
Fom Jean B.
- Dear JD
- I'm wondering where you found your piece of information
to conclude so easily that this Pope is the one designed to preparing the
way for the Antichrist and the next one is the Antichrist in your comment
"Did St. Malachi's Prophecy Score Again With New Pope?".
- Since you refer to Saint Malachy, here is the another
comment you could find at the following URL:
- "The 111th prophecy is "Gloria Olivae"
(The Glory of the Olive). The meaning of the olive is unclear. The Order
of Saint Benedict ? not St. Malachy ? has claimed that this pope will come
from its ranks and Saint Benedict himself prophesied that before the end
of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly
lead the Catholic Church in its final fight against evil. The 112th prophecy
says, "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will
reign Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many
tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the
dreadful Judge will judge the people."
- The "last" Pope refered to in the Scriptures
is never said to be one of these two described in Saint Malachy's prophecy.
It may rather be the next one, or one who shall persecute "Peter the
Roman", and not a regularly elected Pope. It shall be an usurper who
shall seat on the throne of Peter by fraud not according to the rules of
the Church. In other prophecies he is designated as the one who shall come
and change the laws of the Church.
- Jean B.