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A book published last year entitled “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here,” by authors Cris Putnam and Tom Horn, detailed the Malachy prophecy and predicted that the current Pope would abdicate for health reasons, paving the way for the final Pope.
Talk about incredible timing. On February 10, a German daily calendar was accompanied by a comic illustration that reportedly predicted Pope Benedict XVI's resignation down to the day. In the cartoon, the pope holds up a winning lottery ticket and cries "Holy straw sack! Tomorrow I quit!" (His Holiness probably didn't resign because he won the lottery — though it makes more sense than some of those other conspiracy theories.) The comic's illustrator Katharina Greve, who drew the comic in 2011 as a tribute to the then-recently departed German cartoonist Loriot, remarked that the coincidence was "very funny."
Several hours have passed since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, which means it's time for conspiracy theories to start circulating. Before you converse with your creepy neighbor in the tinfoil hat, here are the biggies...
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Originally posted by flexy123
St. Malachy described only one more Pope after Benedict, “Petrus Romanus” or “Peter the Roman.”
No he didn't. The last "prophecy" was added later in the 19th century.