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"Final Pope" Authors predicted Benedict would resign
WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 02/12/2013 11:56:17 AM PST by wesagain

"900-year-old Catholic prophecy says successor will be 'Peter the Roman'"

Although a Roman Catholic pope had not stepped down in nearly 600 years, the startling resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was predicted by the co-authors of a book published last spring about a medieval prophecy that the next pontiff will be the last.

In “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” co-authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam examine St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” said to be based on his prophetic vision of the next 112 popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144. Malachy presented a description of each pope, culminating with the “final pope,” “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end with the destruction of Rome and judgment.

Horn explained to WND in an interview today that his conclusion Benedict would resign rather than die in the papacy was based not only on St. Malachy but also on a host of historical and current information.

“We took ‘The Prophecy of the Popes,’ we took what was happening in Italian media, and we determined, based on a great deal of information, that Pope Benedict would likely step down, citing health reasons, in 2012 or 2013,” he said.

St. Malachy was an Irish saint and the archbishop of Armagh, who lived from 1094 to 1l48. Malacy described the penultimate pope, which Horn believes is Benedict, as “Gloria Olivae,” or “Glory of the Olive.”

Pope Benedict XVI was not a Benedictine priest, yet he chose the name of Benedict, the founder of the ........

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: benedict; bookreview; corsi; predictions

1 posted on 02/12/2013 11:56:21 AM PST by wesagain
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To: wesagain
Jerome R. Corsi

BWAAAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAA!

2 posted on 02/12/2013 11:58:59 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: wesagain

>>Peter the Roman<<

The next Pope will be a WWE wrestler?


3 posted on 02/12/2013 12:01:53 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: wesagain
In “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” co-authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam examine St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” said to be based on his prophetic vision of the next 112 popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144. Malachy presented a description of each pope, culminating with the “final pope,” “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end with the destruction of Rome and judgment....

....We took ‘The Prophecy of the Popes,’ we took what was happening in Italian media, and we determined, based on a great deal of information, that Pope Benedict would likely step down, citing health reasons, in 2012 or 2013,” he said.

Ping for later.

4 posted on 02/12/2013 12:03:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: wesagain

I recall Pope Benedict XVI being called the “last Pope” too.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 12:13:46 PM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: wesagain

A lot of people last year suggested he might resign - including Pope Benedict’s brother.

After spending some time with Malachy’s Prophecy, I concluded it was like Nostradamus: quite weak in some key areas, very sparse and broad, applicable to a number of readings, capable of back-reading once you knew the result.

The authors seem to be setting up a fall-back position if the next pope does not choose the name Peter:

“In any case, Horn noted, Catholics believe the pope inhabits the “Petrine office” as a successor of the apostle Peter.”

So, whatever the name he chooses the “Peter” prophecy will be confirmed.

It easy to take the next logical step and say: “Well, he will be the bishop of Rome, oíla! “Peter the Roman” is a done deal.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 12:15:15 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: wesagain

Cardinal Turkson the frontrunner at this time is Peter Cardinal Turkson. Interesting..


7 posted on 02/12/2013 12:15:44 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: wesagain

Makes sense actually. The second to last Pope would try to uphold tradition but be forced out by a growing progressive majority who will then put the final Pope in place to reform the church and make it younger and more hip.
Prediction: the next Pope will not be named Peter and will not be Roman, but his actions will confirm he is Peter Romanus

Here is another interesting prophecy while we are on that topic:

Saint Hildegard (12th Century)
The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided.

***Before the comet comes (big one expected this year), many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies.***

[After the] great Comet, the great nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed.

All sea coast cities will be fearful, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God.

A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease their butchery and be stricken with a great fear.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 12:24:22 PM PST by Axamari
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To: wesagain
Well Played Mayans!!!
9 posted on 02/12/2013 12:24:47 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: wesagain

This book will be found in the Library under the FICTION section.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 12:25:21 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: wesagain

Funny. This whole thing is based on a prophecy the Catholic church considers a hoax and is really only accepted my mystic types.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 12:27:47 PM PST by mnehring
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To: wesagain

No Pope has taken the name Peter since that fisherman guy 2000 years ago. No Italians are anywhere on the leading list of candidates being rated by the bookies.

Hence “Peter of Rome” is a very, very long shot IMO.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 12:30:29 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wesagain
Benedict XVI offered praise two years ago to courage of Celestine V, another Pope who resigned
13 posted on 02/12/2013 12:31:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: wesagain; Chode

Some prophecies can be self fulfilling.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 12:35:35 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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Didn’t take long for the PhonyCon Liberals to trash WND, I see.....

DU must be down again. And their hero was born in Kenya


15 posted on 02/12/2013 12:40:56 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, but, Ratzinger chose the name Benedict. The Benedictines or the Olivetans as they are also known brings him in line with the prophecy. He knowingly assumed a name that comported with the second to last Pope of the prophecy. I find that interesting. We will know soon enough if it is an actual Peter, a roman or someone who just happens to pick a name that lines up. Interesting times to be sure.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 12:45:09 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: wesagain

Every single time there is a new Pope, some meatball out there says that it’s a prophecy that they are the last one, or at least the next to last one. Gotta hedge your bets.

In a year holding a three, or seven,
or five, or nine, or maybe not,
Two things, might be people, or armies, or buildings,
Or anything really, blades of grass,
or stoats, or crapulous charlatans spouting mimsy,
Might do something nebulous.
Insert made-up-bit here.

—Generic Nostradamus Quatrain from “The Guardian”


17 posted on 02/12/2013 12:49:25 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“No Pope has taken the name Peter EVER.”

Fixed it for you. :)


18 posted on 02/12/2013 1:15:13 PM PST by libdestroyer
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To: mnehring; All

I think the next pope will be called Ringo I


19 posted on 02/12/2013 1:16:47 PM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: wesagain

I believe we are in the end times and this next pope will be the last one. I hadn’t heard about this prophecy and don’t care about it. I haven’t said until now that a certain pope would be the last one.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 1:18:01 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
I believe we are in the end times and this next pope will be the last one.

Some percentage of every generation believes they are in end times, and it never pans out.

You are almost certainly wrong too.

21 posted on 02/12/2013 1:30:32 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: wesagain

Peter the Roman could be anyone.

Peter might just mean “Pope.”

Roman could mean he will be a Statist, an ally of the European Union or a persecutor of Christians and Jews.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 1:31:08 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: SeminoleCounty

The target was not WND. Jerome Corsi is a patriot, and that cannot be tolerated by certain scum buckets.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 1:43:57 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wesagain
There are distinctive schools of thought regarding the prophesies, at the moment in particular there is Ratzinger's own "insider's" views.

Should Cardinal Turkson be elected, I won't know what to think. While not knowing what to think makes it less likely that I, personally, would express an opinion, not knowing what to think has never stopped our media newsreaders from babbling on and on...

His being an African and clearly qualified, it would be fun watching a lot of anti-Catholic liberal atheist's heads explode, trying to reconcile his qualified views on "social justice," for example, and his race with his opinions on the best ways to contain the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaging that continent.

Conservatives in America will find a lot to cautiously admire in a "Peter II," but much to suspect with regard to his views on global banks and global taxation, and global "authorities."

A quick read of the entry on Peter Turkson appears to show him clearly qualified, it shows why he's a contender.

There is also good reason to see why he could be described as "a Roman," also. And what wouldn't many do with a name like "Turk Son?"

Two scriptural references come to my mind, anyway. Habakkuk 1:5 and Matthew 7:15.

Interesting times. Take care, pilgrim.

24 posted on 02/12/2013 1:56:00 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Axamari

Here is another interesting prophecy while we are on that topic:

Saint Hildegard (12th Century)
The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided.

Done

***Before the comet comes (big one expected this year), many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies.***

Sounds like a LOT of bad news for America....

[After the] great Comet, the great nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed.

More bad news for America

All sea coast cities will be fearful, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God.

Liberal cities go bye bye...

A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease their butchery and be stricken with a great fear.

Sounds a helluva lot like Yellowstone blowing it’s top....


25 posted on 02/12/2013 2:08:05 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Marcella

Me, too; but, fear not! - look up for our redemption draweth nigh.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 2:33:18 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Longbow1969

“Some percentage of every generation believes they are in end times, and it never pans out. You are almost certainly wrong too.”

I am very old and never thought the end times had started - now, I do. I said what I think and you just said what you think. Neither of us can be absolutely sure, so no problem.


27 posted on 02/12/2013 2:55:03 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!!!!!


28 posted on 02/12/2013 4:15:17 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: libdestroyer
No Pope has taken the name Peter EVER.” Fixed it for you. :)

that's true....Christ gave the name Peter to the first one....he didn't "take" it!!

29 posted on 02/12/2013 4:19:34 PM PST by terycarl
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To: wesagain

sorry, but this Prophecy was supposedly written by St. Malachy in 1148 and yet was only published for the first time in 1595 — 450 years later...vague at best...


30 posted on 02/13/2013 3:25:18 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Axamari

not going to happen - Popes JPII and Benedict stocked the college of Cardinals with staunch conservatives...


31 posted on 02/13/2013 3:26:48 AM PST by Cronos
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