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.
posted on 03/10/2013 3:30:02 PM PDT
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