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The fall of Rome and the papacy

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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 06:37 AM
According to the prophecies written by the Irish bishop of Armagh -- Malachy in 1139 during the reign of pope Innocent II, there is a limit to the number of popes and Rome itself will fall during the reign of the last one, Peter the Roman.

St. Malachy lists a total number of 112 popes from Celestine II to the last pope and accompany them with a prophetic title or motto discribing them. If you look through these mottos and investigate the circumstances around the different popes, it is quite striking to notice that they fit almost perfectly for every single one of them. And now there is only one left....

Let's start with pope John Paul II. He was listed as the 110th pope in st. Malachy's prophecies. His motto was "De Labore Solis" in Latin. This means "Of the Eclipse of the Sun". The late pope was born during a solar eclipse. And interrestingly enough, he was also buried during one.

Then the sitting pope, Benedict XVI. Number 111, "De Gloria Olivae" ("The Glory of the Olive" or "To the Olive"). The name he took, Benedict refers to the founder of the Benedictine Order, Benedict of Nursia. This monk order is often connected to the olive tree.

When the sitting pope leaves office, the prophecy leaves only one successor. The 112th pope in Malachy's writings, "Petrus Romanus" or "Peter the Roman". He has the longest motto of them all and it goes like this:

"In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus,
qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus:
quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur,
et Iudex tremĂȘndus iudicabit populum suum.

"During the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church,
the seat will be occupied by Peter the Roman,
who will feed his sheep in many tribulations;
and when these things are finished,
the seven-hilled city will be destroyed,
and the formidable Judge will judge his people.
The End."

In other words, the Roman Catholic Church holds a prophecy that puts the fall of the Papacy and the destruction of Rome itself within a couple of decades. They seam to have fulfilled the prophecies quite accurately so who knows? Maybe The Eternal City isn't as eternal as the pantheon of Roman gods promised.

The Book of Revelation also cites the destruction of Rome. In Rev. Rome is likened to Babylon and a whore. It is written that God will make the Beast destroy Rome in an instant.

[edit on 3/4/2008 by Neo Christian Mystic]

[edit on 3/4/2008 by Neo Christian Mystic]

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