Did St. Malachi's Prophecy
Score Again With New Pope?

From J.D
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 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.



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