>>Peter the Roman<<
The next Pope will be a WWE wrestler?
....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.
I recall Pope Benedict XVI being called the “last Pope” too.
A lot of people last year suggested he might resign - including Pope Benedict’s brother.
After spending some time with Malachys 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.
Cardinal Turkson the frontrunner at this time is Peter Cardinal Turkson. Interesting..
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.
This book will be found in the Library under the FICTION section.
Funny. This whole thing is based on a prophecy the Catholic church considers a hoax and is really only accepted my mystic types.
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.
Some prophecies can be self fulfilling.
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”
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.
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.
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?"
Interesting times. Take care, pilgrim.
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...