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When Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was chosen to be the next pope, did he choose the papal title

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posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 08:41 PM
A brief introduction…

The Prophecy of the Popes was first published in 1595 by Arnold de Wyon, a Benedictine historian, as part of his book Lignum Vitæ. The prophecy was taken from a forgotten manuscript, deposited in the Roman Archives, and which Wyon attributed to Saint Malachy, a 12th century bishop of Armagh in Ireland.

According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II to give an account of the affairs of his diocese. While there, he purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of short cryptic Latin phrases. The sequence begins with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concludes with a future pope, number 268th, described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome and the Last Judgment.

According to Malachy, the 267th pope is called 'Gloria Olivae,' or 'glory of the olive.'

The choice of the papal name Benedict is significant; Cardinal Ratzinger’s birthday is the 16th of April - the feast of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre (26 March 1748 - 16 April 1783), also known as ‘The Holy Pilgrim’. With his first name already being Joseph, together with Benedict, Joseph Alois Ratzinger’s Christian namesake is now complete.

Although Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is not from the order of Saint Benedict, The Benedictine Order is known by another name … ‘Olivetans’.

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 08:44 PM
There you have it. Brilliant.

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 10:57 PM
*slams head on keyboard*

I knew someone was going to do it and try to prove the malachi prophacies.

You should also note the Benidictine order was saying the next Pope was to come from thier order. Now that they have been proven to be false, how many more falsehoods can be found in the Prophacy?

Also I find it hard to belive that being the sixteenth Pope to take the name Benidict somehow links himself to St. Benedict Joseph Labre, and to the benidictine order

With Benedict 16 being 78 years old, we dont have much longer to wait til "Peter the roman" shows up... but what if there is another Pope after him? oops not fini at all

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 11:07 PM
I've seen many online pages prophesizing that the next Papal name would indeed be Benedict XVI, many published long before JPII's death was near.

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 11:17 PM
could you provide a link please?

not that I don't believe you, but I think it is really interesting and I want to see it for myself.

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 11:25 PM
Here's one published beforehand and since updated to reveal one mistake:

This is an interesting news story about some of the prophecies:

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 11:26 PM
Well, if the next pope is from rome than we should start being concerned.

posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 08:06 AM
pope No.266 - Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) - De labore Solis (Of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun)

pope No.267 - Benedict XVI (2005-) - Gloria olivae (glory of the olive)

on friday 8th April 2005, a hybrid solar eclipse occurred - on the day of Pope John Paul II's funeral...

here are the links;

posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:44 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's ascent to the papacy took a conclave of 115 cardinals, four rounds of voting and followed a lifetime of service...

Follow the white rabbit...

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