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Petrus Romanus

Updated on December 27, 2011
St. Peter aka the Apostle of Jesus - Peter; the Rock on which Jesus will build his church.
St. Peter aka the Apostle of Jesus - Peter; the Rock on which Jesus will build his church. | Source

The Prophesy of St. Malachy

In the 12th Century a Bishop from Ireland wrote down a prophetic vision he had while visiting Rome. This was later to be known as The Prophesy of St. Malachy.

Though there are some disputes over the exact attribution and date of the visions, fact is that this document was finally published in 1590. In the prophesy Malachy give an key to indicate all the Popes that will head the Vatican after that day until the end - 111 or 112 various Popes.

Regardless many people stamping on a minute point of detail it is very cunning to see how accurate that prophesy is and was. At least we know there were various printed documents the survived over at least this past 300 years which does corresponds to at least this last 35 Popes. Therefore I would argue the authenticity of that document.

You can find a good table of this prophesy and links to the various Popes at:

or by Google "Pope Prophesy Malachy". It is very interesting to read that page and follow the links to see more details of the various Popes through these ages.

For this purpose I am going to only refer to the last three 'references' in that prophesy.

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II

#110 - From the labour of the Sun

This is best fitting to Pope John Paul II - On the day and hour of his birth there was a Solar Eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere (8 May 1920) and on the day of his funeral (8 April 2005) again a solar eclipse that stretched from New Zealand (Near Christchurch) and ended in Venezuela. Pope John Paul is the most travelled Pope - visiting 129 countries.

On 13 May 1981 John Paul II was nearly fatally wounded by a Turkish gunman. The Pope was hit by four bullets, two of which were serious wounds - lost some 75% blood, went into a coma and was in surgery for over five hours. There is a strange link here - the almost successful assassination attempt took place on 13th day of May - the 88 years to the day and hour when the Secrets of Fatima was given in Portugal (13 May 1917). This is quite important because the Secrets of Fatima does also play a big role in the lives of these last two popes.

Pope John Paul had a few other incidents in his live that might be linked to various other prophesies:

In 1979 he visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. On 13 April 1986 he was the first ever Pope to visit a Jewish Synagogue and perform prayers with the Jewish. In March 2000 he visited the Yad Vashem in Israel and made history by being the first Pope to touch the Western Wall of the Solomon Temple and placed a letter in the wall.

Pope John Paul II had no less than eight person-to-person meetings with one of the biggest religious leaders in the world - the Buddhist Dalai Lama; actually their eight meetings was more than any other dignity had audiences with the Pope!

The traditional arch enemy of the Vatican is the Muslim world. Pope John Paul II made considerable efforts to bring these two religions closer. On 6th May 2001 he became the first ever Pope to enter and perform prayers in a Muslim Mosque during a visit to Damascus. He also kissed the Qui'ran.

The last physical appearance of Pope John Paul II was on Sunday 20th March 2005 during the Palm Sunday Mass when the Pope gave a speechless blessing to the people from the window of his bedroom; he held up an ‘olive branch’.

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Glory of the Olive

Traditionally the Olive represents Peace, Victory, Royalty or Peacemaker. In explaining why Ratzinger choose as his pontifical name Benedict said on 27 April 2005 "Firstly, I remember Pope Benedict XV, that courageous prophet of peace, who guided the Church through turbulent times of war. In his footsteps I place my ministry in the service of reconciliation and harmony between peoples."

"I call upon the Church, in every situation, to persist in esteem for Muslims … If all of us who believe in God desire to promote reconciliation, justice and peace, we must work together to banish every form of discrimination, intolerance and religious fundamentalism." Benedict XVI - Nov 2011

The glory of the Olive might be just a link to the Olive Branch waved by Pope John Paul II from his bedroom window in his last physical appearance to the world. Was that a sign to say "It is time for my successor to come?"

It might also be a link to "Glory of the Olive" (as in After the Glory of the Olive) in which Pope John Paul was really a glorious Peacemaker; and who did indeed visit most of Middle East countries, made serious efforts to establish relationships, peace and equilibrium between Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhism as well as between the Arabian/Israel countries.

There is one very strong link; this is the link I postulate as the main reason for the reference "Gloria oliuæ". Pope Benedict XVI is not an Benedictine; he did never belong to any specific order - but he choose the name of Benedict theby linking him unconditionally with the peaceloving 'Order of St. Benedict' - one of the oldest orders, established in 910AD and often called "Olivtans". An order who has as their motto the OLIVE.

Remember the reference says "Glory Olive" Not that he will be from the Olive or by the Olive or through the olive - no exact description of how this last Pope will be linked to "Glory Olive"

Though it might sound drastic but in my personal opinion all of this #266 and 267 might just be about the same last and final Pope. Let me explain: The Order of St. Benedict predicted around 1590 that the last and final pope will be from their order - a Benedictine. To date there were 17 popes from the Order of Benedict. This current and probably last pope choose the name Benedict - but he did not belong to the Order of Benedict.

Final Revelation

Here is a little discrepancy in that some scholars claims this to be the last pope in the prophesy, other claim there is another pope # 268 "In the 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".

The evening I finished the draft of this writings, I was still pondering about the possible link to "Petrus Romanus". In the night I woke up with the answer; an answer so shocking and simple it instilled the thought of "Could it really be that obvious?" .

We are not looking here at the key to the next Pope - we are in fact looking at a summary of all the previous Popes! The Apostle of Jesus - Peter (Petrus) was also named as "On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it." It is generally accepted (and proven) that the 'See of Rome' - which later became the Roman Catholic Church was in fact founded by Peter and Paul.

Ever since - all 267 Popes (and in some cases the Anti-Popes) are said to be the carriers of the Primacy of Peter. They are the ones who is said to be the heirs of the blessings that was passed onto the Apostle Peter; the rock on which Jesus build his church, Peter was given the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Authority). In John 21:15-17 Jesus instructed Peter three times to "feed His sheep" and "feed His lambs."

The Pope of the Holy See in Rome, the one who is sitting as head of the Vatican - he was and is "Petrus Romanus". 267 times. Now let us look again at the last prophesy:

"In the 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".

My interpretation is like this: "For centuries the Roman Catholic Church will suffer persecution, opposition - physical and spiritual. Throughout all of this there will be a Pope "Petrus Romanus" leading the church who will nourish the sheep through many tribulations - spiritual and physical. Is it not true to this day that the Roman Catholic Church and all the missions all over the world are actually the biggest supported and supplier of food, water, living requirements for billions of people? You find them in all of the poorest regions; they are present where the rest of the world has forgotten there is a place.

When this sequence of the 267 indicated Popes are finished according to the Prophesy of Malachy the last of 111 Popes - the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, judgement will take place - severe disaster will start in that City of Seven Hills. There will be no more Pope nor Roman Catholic Church - and no City of Seven Hills.

By the way of ending: Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit the Birthplace of Abram - City of UR in present day IRAQ around March/April 2012. This will be the third attempt, maybe this time it will take place?


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    • Corrie Lamprecht profile image

      Corrie Lamprecht 5 years ago from Thailand

      It is still my believe this 111'th Pope Benedict was the last. #112 refers to all the previous Pope's as being sitting in the chair of "Peter of Rome". I might be wrong - that is a 50% change.

      IF so, then the #112 pope is coming in at a time of destruction; Great Tribulations and his reign will end when the human race is going to be judged. According to some biblical expectations such tribulation period will be 7 years; quite a long time for a Pope to rule - meaning we are on the doorstep of the Greatest of ALL Tribulations.

      I might be right too; in which case we are also in for bad things. Meaning everything is already in place and busy igniting. We also have prophesies that claims the last pope would be a Benedictine - though XVI was not from that school, he used that name. None of the Popes in line at present are from the Benedictines.

      My eyes remains glued to the news pages, my mind is playing all kinds of scenarios - 24hrs every day.

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      Corrie Lamprecht 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hmmm... This weekend news form the Vatican is that Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Beirut (Lebanon) and he characterized this trip as a "...peace pelgrimage..." I eagerly await the anouncement of a trip to Iran. However one have to look not at the countries as they are today; but maybe how they were in the time of old prophesies.

      2. At the time of Daniel's prophesies - Today's Lebanon (Beirut) was part of the Persin Empire. During the roman (Macedonian Rule) Beirut was still part of 'Persia' when conquered by the Alexander.

      3. During the life of St. Malachy; Beirut was under control of the Amirs of Iraq; still part of the Persian Empire. Thus it remains as part of 'Persia" divided into two parts: Muslim in the west and Christain in the East.

      4. Lebanon as an separate independant state/country only existed since 1943! All this time before that - it was part and parcel Persia.

      Persia is Babylon. Now go to read the book of Revelations agin with special attention to Persia and Babylon.

      The Pope is going to BABYLON later this week!

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      Edward Palamar 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I have had the same broader interpretation that you apply to "Petrus Romanus", even in discourse with "Gloria Olivae" (who, by the way, is not Cardinal Ratzinger) to apply to any of the names in the list.

      Though this can be an interpretive exercise, there remains difficulty, however, in consolidating the quatrain Book VII, #24, which is direct reference to "Peter the Roman", aka "the strong one", written by Nostradamus hundreds of years later.

      Jesus Christ has raised me from the dead through normal consummation to the office of Peter the Roman. I am the resurrected prophet of the Most High, St. John the Baptist.

      Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!

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      Corrie Lamprecht 6 years ago from Thailand

      Maybe you are right; then tell me how did Petrus die? Was he not the one who said "I am not worthy to be crucified like my Master" and then was crucified upside down? How did Paul die? Where were these deaths?

      The Bible which you so proclaim - how did it come into existance? Who decided to assemble those particular books and which books not to include? Everything is in history too; not only according to the translations of men from old scriptures.

      If we go on facts I can even proof where the bible is wrong; but I can also explain why it seems to be wrong while it is in fact right.

      I do not follow men - for that reason I am not a church member anywhere, do not believe in any church or their dogma - but I do believe in God, the Creator.

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      Man from Modesto 6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      According to the Bible, Peter never went to Rome. Further, the "rock" Jesus builds his church on is not any denomination at all. Instead, Jesus referred to the fact that Peter, and not the others who had answered before him, gave the answer that God gave, not the answers of men. Effectively, the others had been listening to what "people say..." If you are familiar with scripture, you are aware that many of the people who first met Jesus said something like "Truly, you are the Son of God" or "You are the Messiah."

      The entire Bible carries this important message: If you follow men, listen to them, and believe them while ignoring what God says, life is going to be full of errors and challenges. However, if you follow God, you will have peace.

      Middle verse in the Bible, Psalm 118:8 says to follow God, and not man.

      Allowing a church, catholic, methodist, baptist, mormon, JW, or any other ruled by men is an error. Look at Jeremiah, Elijah, Ezekiel, Daniel... and other great men of God. Who did they follow? A: None but God Almighty.