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Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...
NBCNews ^ | March 10, 2013 | Carol Grisanti

Posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Steelfish

Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...

By Carol Grisanti, Producer, NBC News ROME— (snip)

According to an ancient prediction, this next pope will be the last. That theory dates back more than 900 years to when Malachy O’Morgair, the 12th century Archbishop of Ireland, had a vision.

Legend has it that St. Malachy, as he is now known, had a strange dream while on a visit to Rome. He “saw” all the names of the future popes – complete with identifying characteristics – who would rule the church until the end of time.

In his book, “Life of St. Malachy,” St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote that Malachy was respected as a clairvoyant who predicted the exact day and hour of his own death. At least one 20th century pope, Pius X, was convinced Malachy’s vision was divine, according to Rafael Merry del Val, his biographer.

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Pope Benedict was apparently described as “glory of the olives” and doomsayers point to his choice of the name Benedict, since the founder of the Benedictine Order was also known as Olivetans.

And in Malachy’s vision, the last pope – who will soon be elected – is described this way: “in extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman…”

While none of the Italian Cardinals are called Peter, one favorite to become Pope is Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.

Lighting strikes the basilica of St.Peter's dome in Vatican City during a storm on Feb.11, 2013, the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation.

Nostradamus: a comet and a lightening bolt If that was not enough to send shivers down a few spines, Nostradamus, the 16th century French astrologer and seer, predicted much the same as Malachy.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: cardinals; lastpope; malachy; nostradamus; pope; stmalachy
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1 posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

And let the selling of the conspiracy books begin!


2 posted on 03/10/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Steelfish
If this new Pope name is “Peter the Roman” that might be interesting.
3 posted on 03/10/2013 3:22:09 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Steelfish
And for those well-versed in the language of brimstone and fire, the signs could not have been more transparent when just hours after Benedict announced he would abdicate, a bolt of lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica, the very heart of Christianity

The heart of Christianity is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and His blood and body sacrifice for our sins--not St.Peter's Basilica.

4 posted on 03/10/2013 3:23:24 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: patriotsblood

Yes, in The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass and in the divine instruction given to Peter, the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, his apostles and their successors to teach one faith, one truth, and as part of one church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 3:27:49 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...
9 things you need to know about the prophecy of St. Malachy
St. Malachy's prophecy, misread?
Saint Malachy, Prophecies about 112 popes until the end of the world, the last five Popes
A POPE DESCRIBED AS 'FROM THE SUN' WAS BORN DURING ECLIPSE AND LEAVES WITH ONE
RATZINGER APPEARS TO FULFILL MALACHY PROPHECY [De Gloria Olivae]
Malachy's Prophecies - The Last 10 Popes
Prophecy of St Malachy (with list of Popes)
6 posted on 03/10/2013 3:28:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish
On examination, the supposed prophetic visions of St. Malachy are hard to credit. There is no contemporary account or evidence for them, and the only source is the claims of a commercial work published many years after the visions are said to have taken place. Moreover, at best only strained connections can be made between the visions and the Popes who came after the publication. In short, facts and reason fairly lead to the conclusion that the supposed visions were an invention designed to capitalize on the public’s often uncritical hunger for that sort of thing.
7 posted on 03/10/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

And Nostradamus?


8 posted on 03/10/2013 3:30:02 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
9 things you need to know about the prophecy of St. Malachy

Actually, 1 is sufficient ... 'It is not an approved apparition, and the evidence is consistent with it being a forgery composed around 1590.'

9 posted on 03/10/2013 3:32:40 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Steelfish

“According to an ancient prediction, this next pope will be the last.”

That’s what they said about the last Pope. But eventually they’ll get it right if they keep hedging their bets.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 3:38:11 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: ForAmerica

If Peter from Africa is elected I’m going to daily mass, to wait for my end times.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by mgist
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To: Steelfish

I think Peter the Roman simply is a pope that will be strong on doctrine.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 3:39:08 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Steelfish

Saint Mariachi?


13 posted on 03/10/2013 3:40:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mgist

The elected person always takes another name. He would not take the name Peter. BTW, I don’t believe he will be selected — too socialistic.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 3:44:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mgist

Why not go to Daily Mass anyway?


15 posted on 03/10/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I do not believe so either that Cardinal Peter Turksman will be elected, not only because of what you had said, but also his name wast touted a lot by the news media over the last few weeks. That is not good.

My best guess is these 3 but again this is my best guess: Tagle, Rajaith, or Burke.

Overall let the Holy Spirit do HIS WORK.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 3:50:02 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ForAmerica
If he's named 'Peter the Last', then it get really interesting!
17 posted on 03/10/2013 3:50:06 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Biggirl
I tend to agree with you.

As my priest has said quite a bit lately.

Those Cardinals who go into the conclave expecting to come out wearing the white robes, will come out as Cardinal.

Cardinal Turksman has been too outspoken on his desires to higher office.

18 posted on 03/10/2013 3:55:57 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: patriotsblood

St. Peter’s church is the “heart of Christianity” to over 1 billion folks, who all BELIEVE in Jesus. Is is built over the tomb of Jesus’ Apostle, Peter. Can you say that of any other church?


19 posted on 03/10/2013 3:58:20 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Steelfish
Nostradamus is a big question mark. He described himself as using a common method of divination, and was learned in the medical and occult traditions of the time. Yet he deliberately obscured his published predictions, which makes them hard to accept as genuinely prophetic even when they can be taken as having come true in some sense.

In general, I see the paranormal as real in many respects even though, to keep from being taken in by fraud and self deluded invention, I am deeply skeptical of specific claims.

20 posted on 03/10/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by Rockingham
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