Skip to comments.The Pope will die within a year: Vatican 'assassination fears' revealed
Posted on 02/10/2012 8:08:21 AM PST by NYer
The sensational prediction was allegedly made by Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the archbishop of Palermo in Sicily, on a recent visit to China.
Cardinal Romeo reportedly made the startling prediction of the Pope's death during a trip to China in November 2011.
He seemed so sure of the fact that the people he spoke with, including Italian businessmen and Chinese representatives of the Catholic Church, were convinced that he was talking about an assassination attempt.
They were so alarmed by his remarks that they reported them back to the Vatican.
The extraordinary comments were written up in a top-secret report, dated Dec 30, 2011, and delivered to the Pope by a senior cardinal, Dario Castrillon Hoyos, a Colombian, in January.
The Vatican has reportedly opened an investigation into the claims.
The report was written in German, apparently to limit the number of people within the Vatican who would understand it if it was inadvertently leaked.
It warns of a "Mordkomplott" – death plot – against Benedict.
The story was broken on Friday by an Italian daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, with the headline "Plot against the Pope – he will die within 12 months".
The newspaper, which has a reputation for scoops, published a page from the confidential report.
"During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo predicted the death of Benedict XVI within 12 months. His remarks were expressed with such certainty and resolution that the people he was speaking to thought, with a sense of alarm, that an attack on the Pope's life was being planned," the paper reported.
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Internal struggle ping!
Within 12 months, eh?
Wow.......that's some prediction.
I mean the Pope is what........84, going on 85?
The last pope, just in time for 2012 ;-)
I believe Nostradamus predicted the current Pope would be the last. Take it FWIW.
If this plot is true, I sincerely hope the Holy Father will go ahead and release the rest of the Third Secret of Fatima. I think it would do much to defuse it, and bring many Graces upon the Church.
He is an old man, so saying he will die in a year isn't a great stretch. Saying someone will kill him makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes.
BXVI was the first pope I can remember being actively prayed for in LCMS churches.
Paolo = Paul
German, the Church’s secret cypher. Next time they’ll wise up and use Esperanto or Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Freegards, thanks for all the pings
So Why Would Cardinal Romeo announce this in China?
Why didn’t he report it directly to the authorities.
I am amazed at the level of work and appearances that he performs along with the pressures of the job.
May he continue with God’s blessings to lead the Catholic Church for as long as God allows.
They should have written it in Latin. No one reads that any more.
It is customary for Popes to assume a new name.
I have read a prediction that this Pope will have to go into exile. Could be related.
Did you see the episode of “Decoded” that talked about the death of Pope John Paul I? They had a bunch of information that showed how assasination was possible. It doesn’t make a prediction at the end, but it gives different points of view as to whether it could have happened.
That would be St. Malachay who predicted this. There is supposed to be one more pope, Peter the Roman, but whether he immediately follows or comes in after much turmoil is up for question. Combine this with the Mayan calendar carver and nearly every country on the planet being in deep you know what, well...
Maybe the peaceful MUSLIMS...will do it...
I despise this type of trash.
Viva il Papa.