Hours after 85 year old Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was stepping down, lightning twice struck St. Peter’s Basilica. An interesting co-incidence – perhaps.
The Irish ‘prophet’ Malachy or Malachi, a 12th century monk, was canonised by Pope Clement III in 1190AD. He died on November 2nd, 1148, after accurately predicting the date of his death. On a visit to Rome, Malachy received visions of 111 popes to come and described each of them with a short Latin phrase. In 1140, the prophecies were handed to Pope Innocent II but they disappeared into the depths of the Vatican and only re-materialized 400 years later.
Malachy’s prophecies were, as I understand, remarkably accurate. On April 19th, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI. Although he was the 265th pope he was, at the same time, number 111 on Malachy’s list – to all intents and purposes the last pope.
As the 111th prophecy is given the phrase “Gloria Olivae” meaning the Glory of the Olive, the Order of Saint Benedict was led to believe that this penultimate pope would arise from their ranks. And indeed, Benedict XVI, though not a Benedictine, still chose the name of Benedict. Benedict was the fiery founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, which also is known as the Olivetans and he himself prophesied that before the end of the world, his Order would lead the Catholic Church in a triumphant fight against evil.
But there is a 112th pope on the list, which some say was added to the 111 prophecies of Malachy. This is the prophecy of the Peter the Roman.
Before having heard of this prophecy of the final pope, in my book, Opus Dei, I named the Roman Catholic edifice that was to be erected on the Mount of Olives in Israel, the Petroma. I had read that a Peter Roma in the Mysteries meant interpreter and this is my excerpt from the book:
The crowd was listening in silence, as yet uncomprehending. De Bar gripped his wrist of his withered arm and held it against his body but his face displayed no sign of any discomfort.
“The keys were those of Peter the Interpreter;” he said, “interpreter of the Mysteries. To the people, the Roman pontiffs have always been the visible face of the Hidden God. In the Eleusian Mysteries at Athens, initiates were instructed in the secret doctrine from the Book Petroma.” He smiled at them as one would smile at a child as the first flicker of comprehension dawned. “That’s right,” he acknowledged. “We have built our own Petroma in Jerusalem. Peter Roma is the book of Hermes/Thoth, Grand Interpreter of the gods, and the keys of the Bishop of Rome were the keys of Janus and Cybele.”
He was filled with an enthusiasm that touched and lifted the crowd. What he was saying hardly mattered, except that it was of importance to him – their leader.
“Do you see how faithful Rome has been all these centuries?” he asked. “She assumed the character and nature of Janus, a distinctly Roman god. He was god of gods; the god revealed with two faces, and similarly Rome assumed two faces throughout the Church age. The Christian face and the hidden face of truth.”
The 112th prophecy of Peter the Roman says the following:
“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”
Could it be that the prophet, Malachy, named 111 popes and one anti-pope? Malachy died 02.11.1148. Pope Benedict stepped down on 11.02 of this month. The coming pope is number 112 on Malachy’s list. Do not underestimate the esoteric value of numbers to the insiders of this age and the ages past.
There is a New World Order coming. Pope John Paul II is the only pope in history who openly spoke in favour of such an Order. Can we expect the 112th Roman Pope to take up this role? Will he be pope or anti-pope. There are answers.
Read Opus Dei – a window into the future, and see the end of the story.