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Pope Benedict XVI

April 19, 2005

Cool - there's a new pope:

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany has chosen the name Pope Benedict XVI.

You know what's weird?

The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbé Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time.

St. Malachy's predictions are generally considered an elaborate hoax; however, as time goes on and his prophecies ring true, people have been rethinking about his ideas - Pope Benedict XVI is supposed to be the second to last pope.

The prediction about the current pope is:

"Gloria olivć
The Benedictine order traditionally said this Pope would come from their order."

hmm.. Benedictine... Benedict? Freaky!

Moira at 01:20 PM :: Comments (1) :: « :: »

I've been doing research.
The Benedictine order is also called the Olivetans or something spelled liked that. The phrase for Benedict the XVI (should actually be the XVII--as there are two XIII--but there is one thats antipope, so...)

The phrase given for this pope is "Gloria olivae"--Glory of the Olive--Glory of the Peace--he will be the pope that brings peace before St. Peter and the Antichrist return...

also the official title for the pope is "Vicar of the Son of God" i.e., the "Vicar of Jesus Christ" Vicar means "replacement of"--"The Replacement of the Son of God"--"The Replacement of Jesus Christ" aka the Anti-(meaning opposite of) Christ

Posted by: Lou Gagliardi at April 20, 2005 01:54 PM
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