In a statement marking the pope’s retirement, President Barack Obama said, “I have appreciate our work together over these last four years.”
“On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years. The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s successor,” Obama’s full statement reads.
The pope announced his retirement today, and he plans to step down at the end of the month. It’s the first time in 600 years a pope has retired.
I AM is at the doors: I have believed for quite some time now that Obama is the most qualified candidate for the son of perdition. So what has the Antichrist been working with for the last four years with one of the most pagan branches of Christianity? I don’t think this statement from the president should be taken lightly. And the president also said:
“The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s successor,”
Many believe this next Pope will be the False Prophet of the Antichrist. The Prophecy of St. Malachy predicts the Popes successor will be the False Prophet.
What is “the prophecy of the popes”?
It is an alleged private revelation given to the medieval figure St. Malachy.
The prophecy consists of a list of 112 short phrases–enigmatic mottoes in Latin that are supposed to represent the popes from St. Malachy’s time onward.
Who was St. Malachy?
St. Malachy was the archbishop of Armagh, Ireland in the 1100s.
Reportedly, he made a visit to Rome in which he had a vision of the future popes and wrote them down.
The next-to-last motto in the prophecy of the popes has been associated with Pope Benedict XVI. Since he is now at the end of his papacy, that would bring us to the last name in the prophecy of the popes, which many have taken to indicate the final pope at the end of the world.
This passage reads as follows:
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.
He was followed by Pope John Paul II by the Latin expression “Laboris Solis” — or translated “From the labor of the sun” — an expression meaning a solar eclipse.
As it turned out, John Paul II was the only known pope to be born on the day of a solar eclipse — and he was buried on the day of a solar eclipse.
A near total eclipse was seen across Europe on May 18, 1920, the day he was born in Poland. And on April 8, 2005, the day of the Pope’s funeral, a partial solar eclipse blotted out most of the sun and darkened a wide area of the world, from the South Pacific to the Western Hemisphere.
St. Malachy described only one more Pope after Benedict, “Petrus Romanus” or “Peter the Roman.”
Some believe the prophecy could foretell the destruction of the Church, or the world, and play into Christian prophecy as revealed in the book of Revelation which suggests a final battle between good and evil.