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Originally posted by Dark_Raven
"John Paul II s successor is called " Gloria Olivae," or "glory of the olive. "traditionally, the olive branch has been associated with peace, but in both the Old and New Testaments it also serves as an emblem for the Jews. Putting the two together, some commentators believe that the reign of this pope will be a peaceful one during which the prophesied conversion of the Jews will take place.
St. Benedicts 6th century prophecy that a member of his order will lead the Church in its fight against evil just before the Apocalypse. The Benedictine Order is known by another name: Olivetans."
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
"ever since 9/11, unofficial sources I have spoken to in the Vatican have voiced fears of a strike on St Peter’s basilica and the Vatican City. Pilgrims entering St Peter’s Square now have to pass through x-ray checkpoints and last week Al-Qaeda-linked websites were indeed targeting the Vatican. One carries an image of the black flag of Islam flying over the apostolic palace, the Pope’s residence. A message posted by a senior Al-Qaeda figure said: “We are certain that the infidelity and tyranny of the Pope will only be stopped by a major attack.”
"Inside the Vatican it is being said unofficially that Benedict was trying to pre-empt an aggressive letter aimed at the papacy by the president of Iran, which was why he cited the debate involving a Persian."
IMHO, I Think the Pope is at much greater risk from Islam extremists.
When i first read the comments made, I definitely felt that it was of a negitive blast, and looking back was a tactical move by the RCC, Underneath it all there is a Holy War, and we need to ;wake up and realize that this is the direction it is going, and it's Scary which ever side you maybe on.
[edit on 19-9-2006 by Dark_Raven]
Originally posted by arius
Will his speech be used by Islam as reason to assassinate him?
If he is assassinated I think it might spark a larger war between Islam and Europe.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Also, Pope Benedict is not a Benedictine, no? So Benedicts prophecy, even if its accurate, can't be speaking about Pope Benedict, nor support the idea that Pope Benedict is the gloria olivae because of their being called 'olivetans'.
Originally posted by Relentless
Isn't it odd though that he chose this name (adding to the confusion of these prophesies)?
and it's almost like they are trying to make it appear legitimate or at least self-fulfilling at this point.
By the way, I know I should know this, but what Holy Order does he hail from?
Originally posted by Relentless
You're killing me.
Originally posted by St Udio
He's quite correct, the Roman Inquisition was the basis for the founding of the
'dicipline'/'order' that Ratzinger=Benedict XVI followed -
.i.e. Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith
And there are two camps, Catholics & Muslims, that would like the next-to-last-Pope prophecy to be accomplished in the Papacy of Benedict XVI
~each for their own reasons & interests~