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We can rest assured that the cardinal-electors won't be giving these so-called "prophecies" as much as a fleeting thought in their deliberations. This forgery didn't sway the conclave in 1595, and it won't be a factor in 2013, either. I'd even be willing to wager on that - if it were not an excommunicable offense. Continue Reading

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  1. Logician
    1 year ago

    Oh, good grief!

    First, we should take St. Malachy with caution but not mock the prophecies out of hand.

    Second, it is "interpretations" like the ones in some of these comments which precisely discredit the prophecies. God has better things to do than set us these kinds of eternal riddles or jigsaw puzzles we will never have all the pieces too.

    Wouldn't He be much more pleased if instead of trying to concoct cockamamie connections between names, dates, and places, we were to meditate on the fact that the world IS coming to an end sooner or later, and not only it but (probably a lot sooner) our own lives as well? Our judgement will not depend on whether we had that surpassing intelligence required to work out in advance who Peter the Roman would be; our judgement will be about what we did with the time God gave us to get to heaven. A lot of us (I speak first and foremost to myself), waste a substantial portion of this precious time reading drivel on the Internet.

  2. ozdawm
    1 year ago

    The Prophecy fulfilled:

    1. "Glory of the olive" still resides/sits in Rome as Pope Emeritus, His Holiness, Benedict XVI.

    2. The Church has been in a state of persecution and crisis with who knows how much more to come.

    3. Pope Francis is "Peter the Roman" by virtue of the fact that he is the first Jesuit pope whose motto is based on the Benedictine motto of 1 Peter - in the same manner as "Glory of the olive" refers to the motto of Benedict.

    4. St. Francis is considered the ultimate minder of the flock - it has been said that no one in history was as dedicated as Francis to imitate the life, and carry out the work of Christ, in Christ’s own way. He will "pasture his sheep in many tribulations".

    5. Pope Benedict was the first pope to receive the Ring of St Peter after it was re-instated by John Paul II who did not wear the ring.

    6. Contrary to traditional custom and belief, Benedict did not destroy his ring as he should have but instead simply "disabled the seal" so he could keep the ring.

    7. Pope Francis will now wear the same ring as Pope Benedict enjoining them both to St. Peter at the same time - something that has never happened in the history of the Church!

    8. The prophecy of popes 111 and 112 are meant to be taken together and not separately as these events unfold.

    9. Pope Benedict as Glory of the olive retired but is not gone and "there will sit - In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church."

    10. Pope Francis as Peter the Roman was appointed to "pasture his sheep" in the many tribulations to come...The End!

  3. Martha
    1 year ago

    You people are freaking me out!!! Jesus said, only the Father knows. If you don't want to believe Jesus, why don't y'all just look it up in the astrology section of your newspaper! I can hear poor St. Malachy sighing....poor guy has been maligned by this travesty.

    FAITH!!!! Not speculation.

  4. AJ
    1 year ago

    When I read the Prophecy of St. Malachy; the last Pope mentioned, Peter the Roman, didn't have a number 112 next to his name, he didn't have any number next to his name.

    The end hasn't come yet, God's plan revealed in scripture and prophesy usually works out no matter what we come up with before hand. We'll just have to watch and see.

    But either way, my faith is strong in Jesus no matter how it turns out.

  5. hipriestess4u
    1 year ago

    St Malachy called the last pope, Peter the Roman, he is an italian Jesuit General, Loyola based his order on St Peter, he was mortally wounded in combat, and was miraculously healed on the feast day of St Peter, so he became a Soldier of Christ after St peter, who was a soldier of Christ, proof when Peter cut off the ear of a roman soldier because he carried two swords, and marched to Rome with 358 soldiers to battle Simon Magnus and thus become the first Pope of Rome, so indeed the prophecy is fulfilled, Francis is Italian and is a Jesuit based after St Peter...

  6. Dr. Ron
    1 year ago

    I was listening to the announcement of who it was the cardinals had chosen. One of the guest commentators, an expert in Roman Catholicism, made an excellent point about the names of a pope. He stated that every pope has three names, his given name at birth, in this case, "Jorge," his chosen name, "Francis," and his positional name, "Peter." The pope is considered the bishop of Rome. So, in a very real sense, every pope is "Peter the Roman." St. Malachy's prophecy simply states that the pope after Benedict will be the last pope. His name is inconsequential. It's what he will do, unique to the other popes in his prophecy, that is the focus of Malachy's prophetic document. Regardless of how each of the popes have been explained according to the prophecy, the point is that they HAVE been explained and his prophecy is worth considering. The circumstances in which Francis takes the helm will certainly lend credence to Malachy's purported prophecy.

  7. Blu
    1 year ago

    In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End. Thus ends the prophecies of Saint Malachy, a 12th‑century Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland about the last pope

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina was elected and chose the name of Pope Francis. The internet forums exploded with people trying to find a connection between peter the Roman and pope francis. everybody were trying their search in the distant mountains while the proof was inside their house.

    1) Why did the new pope selected the name of Francis

    The new pope is a man known to care very much for the poor and St Francis of Assisi was a saint known to care very much for the helpless. Though St Francis was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood he started the Franciscan Order . According to popular myth our new Pope selected the name of Francis in honor of St Francis of Assisi.

    2) Pre -papal role of the present pope

    Bergoglio entered the Society of Jesus on 1958 and studied to become a priest.and was active in the jesuit order until he became the Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. There is no mention of him ever worked inside the Franciscan Order founded by St Francis of Assisi.Our pope is a Jesuit inside and out.

    3) Has anybody heard the new pope saying that he choose the name of Francis in honor of St Francis of Assisi ?

    NO. Nobody has heard him saying so, but somebody assumed it so…

    4) who started the Jesuit order

    Seven remarkable young people joined together and formed the jesuit order . The most prominent people were Ignatius of Loyola‘s, St. Francis Xavier and Peter Favre

    5) Who is St. Francis Xavier

    Francis Xavier was the first Jesuit missionary. He was influential in the spreading and upkeep of Catholicism most notably in India, but also ventured into Japan,Borneo, the Moluccas, and other areas which had thus far not been visited by Christian missionaries. There are many magical deeds done by him in the name of christ..He is said to have converted more people than anyone else has done since Saint Paul.He was born in Spain and he is much venerated in Spain and the Hispanic countries where Francisco Javier or Javier are common male given names.

    6) Argentina.

    A former spanish colony and spainish is the dominant language.

    7) Why did the new pope selected the name of Francis

    He choose the name in honor of St. Francis Xavier who is highly revered in Argentena and who spread Christianity outside Europe

    8) Peter the Roman

    Roman refers to the city of Rome or the city of the seven hills. Here Saint Malachy refers to the Jesuit order founded by Seven people. our new pope selected his name from one of the founder Francis Xavier who was the first Jesuit missionary like peter the first pope who evangelised the Gentiles..

    Peter the roman means Pope Francis from the Jesuit order

  8. Joey
    1 year ago

    Peter denied Jesus 3 times. Pope Francis was chosen on 03.13.2013. His coat of arms got a sword. If the clues were meant to be easily recognized then St. Malachy would have laid it out obviously. Like Solis Labor, not direct association. Gloria Olivae., Pope Benedict XVI made it easy but it doesn't mean that all clues would be obvious. Rome was Italy, and eventhough he's Argentinian, He's still Italian and have an Italian last name.

  9. ray
    1 year ago

    Francis I is a jesuit who will soon replace Adolpho Nicolas as the Black Pope. Then, book of revelation will come to pass.

  10. JoAnn
    1 year ago

    Frans: St. Francis was baptized Giovanni after John the Baptist. Francis' FATHER'S name was Pietro and he renamed St. Francis Franceso because he loved France so much. Could you please reveal where you saw that St. Francis' "middle name" was Pietro? God bless.

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