NOTE: I have always found theology interesting, as well as history. I read about the Papal prophecies some time ago and was a little shaken by them. As you can imagine this morning waking up seeing that the current pope has resigned (which is something popes hardly EVER DO). I might have to double up a little on my anxiety meds.
Have we come upon ‘the End of Days’? It has been announced that Pope Benedict will resign at the end of this month, mere days away. Will St. Malachy’s Prophecy soon ring true? Will ‘Peter the Roman’ be the next pope and there fulfill St. Malachy’s Prophecy of Petrus Romanus? For anyone who may be unfamiliar with St. Malachy’s Prophecy, the second excellent video below will fill you in.
Saint Malachy (1094 - November 2, 1148) was known as great prophet. While in Rome in 1139 he received a vision showing him all the Popes from his day to the end of time. According to these prophecies, only two Popes remaining after John Paul II.
Through the centuries, his prophecies have turned out to be amazingly accurate, even prophesying the date of his death. In all, 112 popes and their characteristics are listed from 1143 to the alleged end of the world, or perhaps religion as we know it, when truth is inlay revealed about human creation and destiny.
Saint Malachy’s final words were: “Rome, the seat of the Vatican, will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”
Prophecy of the Popes is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
END NOTE: Now whether you believe this stuff or not, that is def up to you. The church has a tendency to contradict itself quite often. Just keep in mind that there are people out there who are driven by the “word of god” in a radical way. And with something like this happening and the prophecy out there people might feel the need to make extreme points. That is what truly scares me about this whole thing.
What do you guys think?