The following has been taken from Chapter 25 of my original complete (unpublished) book of ‘A Journey Into The Mysteries of Life’. It was written circa July/August 2012. The messages from my Sister occurred during December 2010, January-March and November 2011.’
“In Chapter Twelve… I had detailed a grim June 2005 warning from my Sister to the Roman Catholic Church – that “the Church of St. Peter wsa going to dissolve during (my) lifetime, destroyed by corruption and greed.” This dissolution was imminent, in the scale of things. Since then, my Sister has expanded upon her original message:
“The next Pope (after Benedict XVI) will be the final Pope. He will most likely be an Italian and yes, although not the actual antichrist, he will be very close to antichrist-like in stature.”
Whilst not elaborating how the Roman Catholic Church will face its inevitable fate, other than making it apparent that they would be the architects of their own downfall, the details my Sister has provided in relation to the Last Pope’s identity are intriguing to say the least. Primarily because she is far from being the first soul to mention the destruction of the Church in conjunction with the emergence of the Last Pope. Predictions and warnings have been voiced by others, echoing from centuries past.
The most notable of the papal predictions came from the 12th Century Saint, Malachy Ua Morgair(*1), Abbot of Bangor and Papal Legate to Ireland. During an 1138/39 visit to Rome, Saint Malachy experienced an extended vision of the future of the Papacy. He compiled a list of future popes – 112 in total – known as ‘The Prophecy of the Popes‘(*2). Each Pope was only identifiable by a singular cryptic sentence. The first Pope in Saint Malachy’s list was Pope Celestine II. Elected to the Papal Seat in 1143, Celestine II’s description was ‘From a Castle on the Tiber‘. The Pope’s birth name was Guido de Castello. He was born in Citta de Castello in Umbria, on the banks of the River Tiber.
Saint Malachy’s list is astounding in its accuracy. Serving Popes of the last 50 years are easily identifiable by the descriptions provided on the list. Pope Paul VI (1963-1978) was described as ‘Flower of Flowers‘ – 3 flowers were included on Paul VI’s Coat of Arms. Pope John Paul I (the 33 Day Pope, 1978), was described as being ‘from the midst of the Moon‘ – the first evening of John Paul I’s papal rule fell upon the half-moon phase of the lunar cycle. Pope John Paul II (1978-2005), was described as being ‘from the labour (or toil) of the Sun‘ – and this could be translated in one of two ways. Pope John Paul II was renowned as one of the hardest working Popes in the history of the Church, tirelessly travelling the globe to encourage unity within Catholicism. Also, Karol Wojtyla (the Pope’s birthname) was born on 18 May 1920 in Poland – his birth coincided with a solar eclipse.
The current Pope is detailed in the penultimate line on the list as ‘the Glory of the Olives‘. After becoming Pope in 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger chose the name of Pope Benedict XVI. It is believed (or at least it is my opinion) that the description lay in the choice of name as opposed to birth circumstances or religious schooling per se. Saint Benedict, born in Nursia, Italy in 480AD, was possibly the inspiration for the Cardinal’s choice of Papal name. Very little is actually known about St. Benedict. He founded twelve monasteries south of Rome, established Benedictine Rule and was considered one of the holiest of the Saints. The Benedictine Rule is adhered to by the Order of the Olivetans (*3). Founded in 1319 by St. Bernard Ptolomei, the Olivetans are a branch of the white monks of the Benedictine Order. The name of the Order is believed to have derived from the location of the Sermon of the Mount (Mount Olive) or, quite possibly, due to the actual location of the Monastery, swaddled by Olive trees in the heart of Tuscany.
According to noted Nostradamus translator John Hogue, the Olivetans believed that one of their Order would be chosen to guide the flock through the End Times – as predicted by Jesus during his conversation with his Disciples on the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24, New English Bible). Certainly, Hogue could well be correct in his statement that the tribulations would begin during Benedict XVI’s tenure as Pope. Global events at the time of writing certainly lean towards that assertion.
Saint Malachy reserved the lengthiest description for the Last Pope. He was even designated a name. The description states: ‘In extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of the Seven Hills will be destroyed and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.’
Edgar Cayce also foretold that one final Pope would serve as Pontiff after John Paul II – and that his term would be short in duration. If Cayce is correct, then two questions come to mind. Is the current incumbent the ‘caretaker’ prior to the reign of the Final Pope? Or is Benedict XVI the last pope to be elected by the Papal Conclave, with Peter the Roman assuming the throne by either nefarious means or – perhaps – has already been selected for the Papacy by the Roman Curia?”
Bibliography: (*1) Saint Malachy, Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Malachy
(*2) Prophecy of the Popes, Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes
(*3) Olivetans, New Advent http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11244c.htm