The Earthly leader of the Catholic church, Pope Benedict XVI, has given his final Sunday blessing at the Vatican, before he steps down on Thursday. He
then makes a prophetic statement, “The Lord is calling me to climb onto the mountain, to dedicate myself even more to prayer and meditation.”
This is an interesting choice of words. Some may understand what he meant, some may not.
To understand, we have to look back into the past and review what other Divinely inspired people have said. I have provided some links to Catholic web
sites for referance.
Now I want to make this very clear.
Christians not to treat these predictions as equal to the Bible. The Holy Bible is the source for all future prophecies. While these predictions are
interesting and could possibly be true, they are in no way equal to Scripture.
Further more, I’m not here to convert those that do not believe in The Lord Jesus Christ. Nor am I going to be swayed by their nefarious commentary
of deception and non belief. That’s been pontificated here before on a plethora of threads. If you don’t like what your reading, then please
change the channel. This is a thread about what Pope Benedict XVI said, and of “ ohh, I’ve never thought of that.” I digress and now I’ll
Many have heard or read about the last Pope or Petrus Romanus, the 112th Pope. This is from the vision of The Prophecies of St. Malachy. Some say his
version was changed in the printings after 1820 to read 112th Pope. St. Malachy was an Irish bishop who lived in the 12th century. By far the most
famous of his prophecies, are the sequence of popes.
Beginning with Celestine II (166th Pope), who was elected in 1130, to Benedict XVI (266th Pope) equals, 100 Popes since the beginning of St.
Malachy’s prophecy. The other eleven are antipopes, meaning the 12th will be Petrus Romanus. And his predecessor, the 111th, designated Gloria
olivae. The anti-Popes are: Octavius ("Victor IV") (1159-1164), Pascal III (1165-1168), Callistus III (1168-1177) and Innocent III (1178-1180),
Nicholas V,(1328-1330), Robert of Geneva ("Clement VII"), (1378-1394), Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa ("John
XXIII") (1400-1415), Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), and Pietro Philarghi ("Alexander V") (1409-1410), Amadeus of Savoy ("Felix
St Benedict prophesized: before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight
against evil. Let’s make it clear; St. Benedict says nothing about a Pope leading the Church at the end of the world.
Pope Benedict XVI, the 111th, is not a Benedictine priest, yet he chose the name of Benedict, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, which also
is known as the Olivetans (The Glory of the Olive).
This brings us to The Three Secrets of Fátima.
Some regard Wikipedia as a fictional reference. And I would agree that some of the information in it is questionable. However, in referencing the
Third Secret, an actual translation is presented.
“…And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop
dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at
the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a
big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way;
having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at
him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks
Here we have what is revealed, a Bishop… going up a steep mountain!
And this brings us back to the beginning. A Pope, who will now return back to a Bishop, states, “The Lord is calling me to climb onto the mountain,
to dedicate myself even more to prayer and meditation.”
Edit to add.
Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, was born in Romano, Italy. His name Pietro (Peter), and being from Romano - could this be 'Peter the Roman'