a reply to: ArchPlayer
Well, I tried to bring out a link that can show you about the blank space, I am still in search of it, but there is one that I have at hand right now
that mentions it in a subtle way, saying that in some facsimiles of the original text there is a long line traced out in between the place in the list
that corresponds to Benedict XVI and the last pope.
This line can only be explained as a gap in between those two Pontiffs:
Now, this List of St Malachy, who was an Irish Bishop, has not received in any time official approval of the church, however, it has proven along the
years to be consistent either with the Mottos of each Pope, or to aspects of their reigns, like historic circumstances they have dealt with, or with
their coat of arms.
The fact that many people believe a lot on this prophetic list has created a so serious trouble to the Church itself that has sectors that feel it is
not convenient to anticipate and end of the world.
So, some Catholic theologians are extremely cautious into give it status of official apparition, something that sounds funny, since St Malachy never
claimed it was that, he just received the list in revelation, it could happen in a dream or being in Prayer, or in the middle of personal meditation,
as apart of a mystical trance, no body knows exactly how it was.
Being a Seer this saint had obviously a powerful intuition, a gift of the spirit to synchronize with God, so the way he received this list could be
even gradually, along weeks in separate visions that we don't know if occurred being him awake or slept. Many of the visions of the Old testament
granted to major prophets like Daniel, Joseph or Elijah , for instance, were given in dreams.
Here an example of such Catholic interpretations:
So there have many attempts to discredit it, and even to suggest that is a forgery, but as I repeat it has been consistently explaining a long
centuries aspects of the Popes that if false might not be able to even approach correctly.
This is for instance the position of the Protestants that attack it, since of course any prophecy that is systematically showing some grade of
accuracy in correct prediction of Historic events is an evidence of the presence of revelation of the Holy Ghost in the Church, something they can't
accept for obvious reasons, otherwise Martin Luther might be wrong and his thesis heretic.
example of that is for instance this article, from a Protestant pastor:
Now, one of the interesting things is that it became lost in Church archives for about four centuries, since although it is known publically since the
XVI century it was written supposedly in the XII century by the Irish monk that is also a Saint.
Here a link that seems to be more objective into talk about this prophecy among others about the Popes.
Finally, I believe the space or line that separate the popes until Benedict XVI and the last one is probably either a way to abbreviate the list,
something that it is unlikely, since anyway the list was already extremely large long in advance to arrive to that point, or perhaps a symbol, if that
is the case that only could mean that the church as an Institution will continue being alive, in unity, as a body of Christ in the earth, but will be
affronting a period of lack of actual leadership for a while, perhaps along many years.
This last possibility is something that looks pretty consistent with the great Apostasy that is mentioned in the III secret of Fatima, a vision that
has all the official approval as to be authentic by the Church.
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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