Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes”

I want to address Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes.”

Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome. According to this prophecy, the current pope, Benedict XVI, is the last to reign before Peter the Roman is enthroned in the Vatican.

The final segment of the prophecy reads: “In extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.”

There is a  high level of ongoing crisis within the walls of the Vatican. It has been well documented that before he was crowned the current pope, Cardinal Ratzinger was deeply entrenched in the coverup of the sexual abuse of young boys.  At this moment, there is question concerning Rome’s involvement with the International Monetary Fund. And the rituals of the Catholic Church are also in question, papal infallibility for one.

Pope Benedict has been quoted as wondering why he was elected pope and that he does not consider himself “infallible” as Catholic doctrine insists.

I would just like to remind my readers that Jesus invoked simplicity, not regal costumes and complex rituals based on the whims of men who consider themselves on the same level as — if not the replacement of — Christ, the Son of God.

The prophet Isaiah wrote:

“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn [Lucifer]! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations. YOU SAID IN YOUR HEART, ‘I will ascend to heaven … I WILL MAKE MYSELF LIKE THE MOST HIGH.’ But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate.” (Isaiah 1412-16)

NOTE: Jesus is referred to as The Bright Morning Star (“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” — Revelation 22:16)

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Pope acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/06/19, 11:05 am

Pope Francis on Tuesday for the first time publicly acknowledged that clergy have sexually abused nuns. “There have been priests and bishops who have” committed acts of sexual abuse, the pope said during a news conference aboard the papal plane on his return from the United Arab Emirates. “Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it’s a path that we have already begun.”

Francis specifically mentioned a branch of a religious order in France, ultimately dissolved by Pope Benedict XVI, that admitted in 2013 that the head of the order and other priests had behaved in “ways that went against chastity” with women under their authority. Francis called the situation “sexual slavery,” which Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti on Wednesday clarified meant “‘manipulation’ or a type of abuse of power that is reflected in a sexual abuse.”

The acknowledgment comes just two weeks before Francis hosts an unprecedented gathering of bishops to come up with a global response to the scandal of predator priests who targeted children and the superiors who covered up their crimes….

LINK: https://world.wng.org/content/pope_acknowledges_clergy_sexual_abuse_of_nuns

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