posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:48 AM
St Malachy's predictions showed up in 1590, "discovered" by someone who was delighted at their "astonishing accuracy."
And true enough, they were ABSOLUTELY accurate for every pope before 1590 (though they did miss one pope, actually.) They were fairly detailed, too.
But for the popes after that date, you got vague interpretations that sounded like something out of a high school yearbook (you know "best smile"
"bananna boy!" and so forth.) For the pope previous to this one, it was "Flower of flowers" ... which conveniently predicts exactly nothing.
Depending on whether you skipped the missing pope or not, John Paul is either the last pope or the next to the last pope. However, the Catholic
church appears to be surviving, and the Black Death isn't sweeping the land (killing, as you may recall from your history books, 90% of the people.)
There will be a pope after this, and one after him, and one after THAT one, and another one, and still another one and probably even more of them.