This article is NOT a position of The Plain Truth, but merely offered as a background to the possibility of the next Pope may be the last Pope!
Prophecies - The Last 10 Popes
Known to Catholics as St. Malachy (1094-1148)
Born in 1094 A.D. at Armagh,
Ireland, Saint Malachy is also known as: Maolmhaodhog ua Morgair;
Maol Maedoc; and Malachy O'Morgair. He died as he himself predicted,
on November 2, 1148 at Clairvaux, France. Malachy was
canonized the first Irish Saint in the Catholic Church by Pope
Clement III in 1190 A.D.
between the prophecies of Saint Malachy and the Mayan Calendar (whose
'long count' ends in 2012)
are alarming, to put it mildly.
Why did the
ancient Mayan or pre-Maya choose December 21st, 2012 A.D., as the
end of their Long Count calendar?
Saint Malachy was a 12th century Irish monk, who, while on a visit to Rome
had a vision of all the popes who would ever reign.
Malachy "saw"-and committed to paper- a series of Latin phrases
describing the popes to come.
He catalogued each
one with an epigrammatic verse, such as 'the tears of the sun'.
Malachy made the
prophecy in 1139. Reportedly it was entrusted to
Pope Innocent II
But for some reason it was "lost" in the Vatican
for 400 years, only to be "discovered" in 1595 A.D.
Malachy s predictions reputedly were made in 1139
while he was on a pilgrimage to the Vatican, where he was appointed
papal legate for Ireland. On his last trek to the holy see in
Rome, in 1148, Malachy accurately predicted the place and time of
his own death: Clairvaux, France, on All Souls Day, November 2, of
that same year.
The Malachy Prophecies were first published in
1595, by a Benedictine monk & historian named Arnold de Wyon, who
found them 5 years earlier in the Vatican archives. Arnold recorded
them in his book, entitled: 'Lignum Vitæ'.
Malachy's Prophecies - The Last 10
1. The Burning Fire. PIUS X.
1903-1914. This Pope showed a burning passion for spiritual renewal
in the Church.
2. Religion Laid Waste (Religio
Depopulata). BENEDICT XV. 1914-1922. Unfortunately,
this was true. During this Pope's reign saw Communism move
into Russia where religious life was laid waste, and World War I
with the death of millions of Christians who were carnage in
Flanders Field and elsewhere.
3. Unshaken Faith. PIUS XI.
1922-1939. This Pope faced tremendous pressure from fascist and
sinister powers in Germany and Italy, but he was an outspoken critic
of Communism and Fascism which enraged Hitler.
4. An Angelic Shepherd. PIUS XII.
1939-1958. This Pope had an affinity for the spiritual world and
received visions which have not been made public. Peter Bander says
Pius XII "has emerged as one of the great Popes of all time," and he
"was in the truest sense of the word an Angelic Pastor to the
5. Pastor and Mariner. JOHN XXIII.
1958-1963. " Pastor et Nauta" or "Pastor and sailor". John was a
pastor to the world, much beloved, and the Patriarch of Venice. The
connection to "mariner" is thus remarkable. According
Peter Bander in The Prophecies of Malachy
Books and Publisher, 1969)
during the conclave which was to elect John XXIII in 1958, a certain
Cardinal from the United States, (Cardinal Spellman of New York)
evidently having taken Malachy's forecast that the next pope would
be "pastor and mariner" literally, rented a boat, filled it with
sheep and sailed up and down the Tiber.
6. Flower of Flowers. "Flos Florum"
PAUL VI. 1963-1978. Paul's coat-of-arms depicts three
fleurs-de-lis, corresponding to Malachy's
prophecy. His coat of arms included three fleurs-de-lis (iris
blossoms). At the popular and controversial site of Garabandal
in Spain, a seer named Conchita Gonzalez once noted: “The Blessed
Virgin said in 1962 that there will only be two more popes after
7. Of the Half Moon. "De Medietate
Lanae," or "from the half moon" JOHN PAUL I. 1978-1978. John
Paul I was elected Pope on August 26, 1978, when there was a half
moon. He reigned 33 days, that is, about one month, when he died,
although many think he was murdered. He was the 109th Pope - is "De
Medietate Lunae" (Of the Half Moon). The corresponding pope was John
Paul I (1978-78), who was born in the diocese of Belluno (beautiful
moon) and was baptized Albino Luciani which means white light, such
as that given off by the half-moon in Malachy s prophecy. He became
pope on August 26, 1978, when the moon appeared exactly half full.
It was in its waning phase. He died the following month, soon after
an eclipse of the moon.
8. The Labor of the Son. "De Medietate
Lunae" JOHN PAUL II. 1978-2005
Pope John Paul II
Amazingly, Pope John Paul II was
the only pope who was both born the day of an eclipse of the sun,
and entombed the day the sun was eclipsed.
One of Malachy's
strangest predictions concerned the pope who would follow 'De
Medietate Lunae'. He is designated as 'De Labore Solis', or 'from
the toil of the sun'. Applied to John Paul II, this phrase reveals
nothing less than a double prophecy. John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla),
the first non-Italian elected in 456 years, was a native of Krakow,
Poland. Krakow is the city where, in the 15th and 16th centuries,
Copernicus 'toiled'; for years to prove his heretical theory that
the earth revolved around the sun. Many of Malachy s interpreters
also suggested that the 'sun' reference indicated a young pope.
Fifty-eight years old at the time of his election, John Paul II was
the youngest pope in over a century.