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Originally posted by OrigamiUnicorn
I have read through about 3/4 of this thread, and with the slight risk of redundancy I would like to point out that Easter falls upon March 31 this year...
That is what strikes me as peculiar...I would have said the same thing if it was nearing Christmas...for obvious reasons.
Soooo close...ya figure he could at least eek out one more...now the scramble to have the new pope by Easter...
Originally posted by OrigamiUnicorn
Why resign so close to the most important holy day/season of the year for Catholicism, and Christianity for that matter?
Originally posted by bintang
Surely, the Vatican is fully aware of the Saint Malachy prophecy.
Would they really call the new Pope `Peter`? I mean, that would be wanting to fulfill the prophecy at all costs..
The longest and final motto reads in the original Latin:
In ꝑſecutione extre- ma S.R.E. ſedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in mul- tis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ci- uitas ſepticollis di- ruetur, & Iudex tre mẽdus iudicabit po pulum ſuum. Finis.
This is usually translated into English as:
"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End."
However, in the 1595 Lignum Vitae, the line "In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit." forms a separate sentence and paragraph of its own, and it is unclear whether it is grammatically related to Gloria Olivae which precedes it, or to Petrus Romanus, which follows it.
There is a claim that the original list written by St. Malachy does not contain a reference to Petrus Romanus and that the last lines were added to the printed text in Wyon's Lignum Vitæ. This, however, probably cannot be proved, as the original manuscript (if any) probably no longer exists.
Originally posted by LeLeu
On the application form to become the pope, there needs to be a question on the page that reads,
"Have you ever been part of, or connected to a murderous dictatorial regime bent on destruction, genocide and global domination?" Yes/No
Neither Ratzinger nor any member of his immediate family joined the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Ratzinger’s father was critical of the Nazi government, and as a result the family had to move four times before he was ten years old.
None of this is remarkable, however, because the same happened with other German Catholic families. Although many German Catholic leaders were willing to work with the Nazis, many individual Catholics and Catholic priests resisted as best they could, refusing to cooperate with a political regime they regarded as anti-Catholic at best and the embodiment of evil at worst. source
IF RATZINGER IS NOT THE DOOMSDAY POPE, HE WILL HAVE A SHORT REIGN AS POPE AND BE REPLACED BY POPE # 112, PETER THE ROMAN, PETRAS ROMANUS, WHO WILL ACCEPT THE ANTICHRIST AS THE MESSIAH AND LEAD ONE BILLION CATHOLICS TO WORSHIP THE DEVIL'S SON!
Originally posted by McGinty
I know it's a long shot, but could the reason possibly be that he's 85 and he's knackered?
I'm less than half his age and i'd find his responsibilities pretty exhausting.
Maybe there is indeed something else afoot, but unless a decent clue comes to light, the doomsayers piping in with the End is Nigh crap are sounding very desperate.
Originally posted by kingofmd
Originally posted by magma
reply to post by theAnswer1111
Who will take his place?
It will have to be one of the Kardashians, surely...
My guess is Obama
Originally posted by RelSciHistItSufi
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
Indeed, if it's a papal election would Benedict be entitled to vote? Could he return to be Cardinal Ratzinger, or does he lose all positions in the church?
If entitled to vote, could he steer to his choice of successor?