SAINT MALACHY & POPES March 2, 2013
We must understand the Catholic Church. The Vatican guides us to the best of their ability and sometimes people in the church makes mistakes or interpet things wrong.
Now to try and make it short and simple:
According to his biographer St. Bernard of Clairvaux, in his book "Life of Saint Malachy," the saint was known to have the gift of prophesy and had even predicted the exact day and hour of his own death. Saint Malachy was canonized in 1190 by Pope Clement III. While in Rome in 1139, Saint Malachy is said to have gone into a trance and received a vision in which he foresaw all the popes from the death of Innocent II until the end of time. His St.Malachy prophesy are achknowledge in the Book: The Prophets and Our Times With the approval of the Church:
Nihil Obstat: L. Arvin Censor Oeputatus Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, California Imprimatur: Philip G.Scher November 15, 1941
Afterward he wrote a few words about each pope and gave the manuscript to Pope Innocent II, who is said to have deposited it in Vatican Archives, where it lay forgotten until it was discovered in 1590 and published. At the time, some questioned its authenticity and it has been the subject of debate ever since.
The Prophecies of St. Malachy: No where in his writings does he say there are 112 Popes left. On the right side of his writings he has 167 Celestine II then for Pope Benedict XVI he has Pope 267. Peter the Roman he has no number
Taken from his wrtings:
263- Pastor et Nauta (pastor and marine) John XXIII (1958-1963)..........#107
264-Flos florum (flower of flowers) Paul VI (1963-1978)..........................#108
265- De medietate LunÃ¦ (of the half of the moon John Paul I (1978).....#109
266- De labore Solis John Paul II (1978-2005)...........................................#110
267- Gloria olivÃ¦ Benedict XVI (2005-)......................................................#111
-Petrus Romanus The Last Pope..........................................................#112.................#107 to #112 Not in the Writings of St. Malachy .
So there could be a lot more Popes between Benedict XVI and the Last Pope Peter the Roman. Or the next Pope could be Peter the Roman, we don't know. (Petrus Romanus).
The 1st and most likely contender being Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone from Romano Italy. (Paddy Power 7/1). Cardinal Secretary of State .
1. Cardinal Bertone's full name contains Pietro (Something omitted from Paddy Powers list of contenders) He is also from Romano a provence in Canavese Turino (A Roman). You put the two together and you have "Peter the Roman". "Petrus Romanus"
"Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone (Romano Canavese, 2 dicembre 1934) Ã¨ un cardinale e arcivescovo cattolico italiano. Ãˆ Segretario di Stato Vaticano dal 2006 e ricopre dal 2007 la carica di Camerlengo di Santa Romana Chiesa." English = Peter The Roman!. Italian = Pietro Romano! Latin = Petrus Romanus!
2. Cardinal Peter Turkson (Ghana) 7/2 Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson Turkson was born in Wassa Nsuta in Western Ghana
3. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn (Austria) 14/1 Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert Graf von SchÃ¶nborn was born at Skalka Castle, west of Litomce, Bohemia ( CzechRepublic).
4. Cardinal Peter Erdo (Hungary) 25/1
5. Archbishop Piero Marini (Italy) 33/1
6. Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (Brazil) Pedro in spanish Peter. Also means a Rock.
Prophecy of the Popes
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Popes and corresponding mottos:
This list, adapted from The Prophecies of St. Malachy by Peter Bander, begins its numbering two numbers ahead of the Vatican's numbering of popes (Benedict XVI is the 265th, not the 267th). The reason for this is unclear (perhaps because of the two purported "anti-popes").
The list can be divided into two groups; one of the 74 Popes and Antipopes who reigned prior to the appearance of the Prophecy in 1590, for whom the connection between the motto and the Pope is usually clear but can be seen as postdiction The other is of the 38 Popes who have reigned since 1590, for whom the connection between the motto and the Pope is often strained or totally opaque and could be viewed as shoehorning.
A second reminder: There could be a lot more Popes between Benedict XVI and the Last Pope Peter the Roman. Or the next Pope could be Peter the Roman, we don't know. (Petrus Romanus).