Since the first pope is to hide himself in exile and die, and his successor is lifted by God, I believe the following La Salette prophecy pertains to
the second "chosen pope", the successor, and not so much applying to the first pope: "The Pope will be persecuted from every side: he draws above
it, they want him put to death, but they cannot do it, the Vicar of God triumphs again this time." (Le pape sera persecuté de toutes parts: on lui
tirera dessus, on voudra le mettre à mort, mais on ne lui pourra rien, le Vicaire de Dieu triomphera encore cette fois[-là]. La Sallete)
Marie Julie Jahenny: "But his faith is firm and constant. It is I(Jesus) who will give you this pontiff. Pray for him that should see in his eyes a
fierce revolution! Until death, his hand holds the cross and does not let go of it."(1878)
Marie Julie Jahenny: "Never, never been so strong a storm against any other pontiff. He is already a martyr before undergoing martyrdom, he suffers
before the hour has come."(1878)
Sister Aiello: "the Pope, with his redemptive word, will, in part, save the world.’"
Anna Maria Taigi: "He is the holy pontiff chosen by God to withstand the storm."
Brother John of the Cleft Rock (14th Century):"But God will raise a holy Pope, and the Angels will rejoice."
Blessed Abbot Merlin Joachim of Fiore (d.1202): ""A remarkable Pope will be seated on the pontifical throne, under the special protection of the
angels. Holy and full of gentleness, he shall undo all wrong,"
Marie Julie Jahenny:"This dear and worthy representative will have entered in a new alliance to sustain my holy Church to the strong of the storm.
Pains, tortures, the contempt. He will receive all...One will tell him: disown your faith, give us this liberty. But his faith will be firm and
constant. It is I that will have given you this Pontiff."
Marie Julie Jahenny: " The August Pontiff must also suffer all kinds of torment...They desire his death because they want the destruction of the
Catholic Church " September 29, 1879
Jahenny: "Pray for the Supreme Pontiff! Despite the rage of unbelievers, nevertheless, he will triumph. They will never have his life" January 9,
3) "Then, after [that], a great peace will come," La Salette
Fatima: "Russia shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world"
Anna Maria Taigi: "The Russians will be converted, as well as England and China, and all the faithful will be filled with joy in beholding this
overwhelming triumph of the Church."
La Salette: "by the support of this country all the other nations of the world will be converted."
Marie Jahenny: "After the horror of the long darkness, with the dawning day, the sun appears in all its light and its warmth. It will be a great
devastation. I, your God, I will purify everything. The survivors will have to thank the Holy Trinity for their protection. Magnificent will be my
kingdom of peace and my name will be invoked and praised, from dawn to sunset."
Sister Jeanne Royer (Sister of The Nativity) 1798:
“When the persecution against the Church has spread like a wild raging fire even to place where it was thought there was no danger then the Lord who
knows how to draw glory out of everything will suddenly command the mighty fore stream and Satan to halt. Then will universal peace be
Sister Aiello: “Satan goes furiously through this disordered world, and soon will show all his might. But, because of my Immaculate Heart, the
triumph of Light will not delay in its triumph over the power of darkness, and the world, finally, will have tranquility and peace.”
4) "but [the period of peace] will not last a long time. A monster(the Antichrist) will come to disturb it." La Salette
St. Caesarius of Arles:
"Many princes and nations who are living in error and ungodliness shall be converted and an admirable peace shall reign among men for many years,
because God's wrath has been appeased by their repentance, penance and good works. There will be a common law, one faith, one baptism, one
religion....But after a considerable time will cool the fervor, the iniquity abounds and the moral corruption will become worse than ever, and it will
bring to mankind the last and worst persecution of the Antichrist and the end of the world. "
Abbot Werdin D’Otrante (13th Century):"... The Great Monarch and the Great Pope will precede Antichrist. The nations will be at war for four years
and a large part of the world will be destroyed ..."
Anna Maria Taigi: "Whole nations will join the Church shortly before the reign of the Antichrist. These conversions will be amazing."