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Paging 'Peter the Roman': Debunking the Prophecy of St. Malachy Comments

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. paul
    1 year ago

    Saint Malachy's prophecy still stands

    In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church (Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI), there will sit. Peter the Roman (Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Bertone from Romano Cavanese), who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished (When the Final Pope is elected), the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

    Notice that Pope Francis didn't choose to put I or the First in his name, unlike Pope John Paul I, which had the First when he was announced as Pope.

    Pope Francis not putting a number to his name implies that he is not expecting a successor to potentially use his name, that there will be no Pope Francis II aka no more popes following him. Thus he is the final and last Pope.

    Peter the Roman is not the Final Pope but a figure that will sit (and sat via Cardinal Bertone) before the final Pope, and that is Francis.
    "As Cardinal Camerlengo, following Benedict XVI's resignation on 28 February 2013 and until the election of Pope Francis, he served temporarily as the administrator of the Holy See and acting head of state of the Vatican City State"

    "Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, S.D.B. (born 2 December 1934)"
    "Bertone was born in Romano Canavese, Piedmont, the fifth of eight children."

    So now that Peter the Roman sat, guided the sheep in a short week of tribulation and now finished his job and passed the seat to Francis, the final pope, the next part of the prophecy is the destruction of the city of seven hills and the judgment day.

  2. JR
    1 year ago

    So far, I think the prophecy is right on target. Pope Francis is of roman heritage. Like Saint Peter, he is extremely humble and I dare say he is probably much like Saint Peter in that rather than acting like a prince, he does things for himself (paying his own hotel bill) and has a concern for the poor that Saint Peter shows repeatedly in The Acts of the Apostles. Certainly the Church is in turmoil whether my fellow Catholics want to admit it or not--the resignation of the UKs Primate, the $10 million settlement in the LA Archdiocese, the scandal issuing forth from the Vatican as concerns the papal butler. I personally think the Church could use a humble pope "who who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations..." As far as the next lines, " when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End." Isn't that what we as Catholics are waiting for anyway?

  3. JSNIP4
    1 year ago

  4. cf
    1 year ago

    Interesting how many people hinged so much on Malachy, esp the, you are stretching a looot!!

  5. Frans
    1 year ago

    Pope Francis (God bless him), is from Latin (e.g. Roman) America.

    Francis is the Pope's second or chosen name The second name of Francis of Assisi is Pietro.

    The Catholic church has made people saints for thousands of years on the basis on inspired visions and prophecies. Why should we debunk this? We have been given signs all along. After all, it is the fight between good and evil, and hence we must be on the alert. "For He will come like a thief in the night".

  6. Cc
    1 year ago

    This is peter the roman. He is of italian descent which is the main character trait of the prophecy. Regardless of him being the argentine he is the son of an italian immigrant and the pope is the embodiment of peter.

  7. Jessie
    1 year ago

    The Catholic Church’s new leader was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1936 and he has four brothers and sisters. Bergoglio was born to an Italian immigrant railroad father and a mother who was a housewife.

  8. kathy
    1 year ago

    When I attend mass, which is most days, and when we pray the "Our Father", our Priest tells us to be anxious for nothing, as we await in JOYFUL HOPE, for the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ. That is what I plan to do...along with trying to do God's work. AMEN!

  9. Rev.Michael H
    1 year ago

    Ron McBride your comments are very good thank you.
    May God Bless you
    Re. Michael h

  10. Michael H
    1 year ago

    My dear Catholics on line, We have the history wath the church of Rome did to the real christians, I am sure that St Malachy is more intelligent He is a saint of God It is very clear in the real Bible in the Hypocalipes wath will happen to the church of the seven hills. That's the part of the Bible that you took of from your book ,if you call that a Bible, when it is mark in thereal Bilble not to add or take away things becuse your life will be short. The prophecy of St Malachy it is only for a little moor time to wate. Peter the Roman':will arrive much soon that you think. The prophecy it is not Debunked, it still stands, it will happen even if you dont like.
    .May God bless you all.
    Rev. Michael H

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