Is Pope Francis the last Pope Petrus Romanus?

Update: Is Pope Francis the Last Pope (Petrus Romanus)?

Is Pope Francis the last Pope?

I felt it needful to update this article and series concerning the new material that is circulating on the internet about Pope Francis.  Some people are claiming the Pope Francis matches the Saint Malachy prophecy and that Francis is Petrus Romanus. Just for the record, I do not believe Saint Malachy was a prophet.  The “Malachy prophecy” appears to be a fraud concocted by a Benedictine Arnold De Wyon in 1595.  For more information about the Petrus Romonus prophecy click here.  Nonetheless, many believe that the Petrus Romanus prophecy is from God and that it is coming to pass.

They base their arguments on three lines of reasoning.

1.  Pope Francis is a Jesuit

Upon hearing the new Pope was a Jesuit, Tom Horn said that the Saint Malachy prophecy “implies this pope will reaffirm the authority of the Roman Pontiff over the Church and will emphasize the supremacy of the Roman Catholic Faith and the Roman Catholic Church above all other religions and denominations, and its authority over all Christians and all peoples of the world.”

Read the following Petrus Romanus “prophecy”.

 “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.”  Saint Malachy

Do you see any of the above conclusions that Tom Horn says are implied in the Petrus Romanus “prophecy”?  They are simply not there.  It is true that the Jesuit order intends to bring all the faiths in the world under the rule of the Pope and to counter the protestant reformation but I don’t see where that lends credibility to the Petrus Romanus prophecy.

2.  Pope Francis is of Italian Descent

Saint Malachy calls this Pope Peter the Roman (Petrus Romanus) indicating that this Pope will be a Roman.  The parents of Pope Francis are Italian making him a Roman Pope. We should keep in mind that the Pope was born in Argentina, not Rome. Nonetheless I can see why this might be suggestive.

3.  Saint Francis of Assisi had the middle name of Peter

This one is a major stretch. Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis indicating he wanted to be identified with Saint Francis of Assisi.  Francis of Assisi’s full name was Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone.  In other words, the man that our current Pope chose to be identified with had a middle name of Peter.  Like I said, that’s a huge stretch.
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  • anitameg April 19, 2014, 5:11 pm

    Based on the attempts of Francis and his spokesperson Bishop Tony Palmer in 2014 to appeal to the charismatic/pentecostal church with the words “there is now no more to protest” after apparently the Lutheran church signs a document of agreement with the Vatican (Palmer’s assertion) I would say that whether or not Malachy’s ‘prophecy’ is accurate or not, we are looking at the beginning of the end times. This Pope is very definitely different, and the last Pope’s resignation seems to bear out this sudden stepping up of the Vatican’s agenda. We need to be conscious of the times we live in and not ignore these very obvious signs.

    There are a great many other elements which are coming together here and it is this I think which causes Christians to give some credence to the Malachy prophecies. It’s a bit like Nostradamus. I don’t think he had any particular gift, any more than I believe mediums or spiritists have a gift. What they do is open themselves up to demonic influences who tell them things. It is entirely possible that Malachy was being given information from Satan which turns out to be true.

    It’s always the same with deception. A modicum of lie mixed with the truth makes the whole easier to swallow, but in the end it comes not from God but from the enemy. Unfortunately then, Christians either throw out the whole because of the lies and lose the truth in the process, or they swallow the whole and believe the lie along with the truth. It’s a very clever ruse.

    The key is to take the time to look at the whole, digest what is true and spot the lie. In this day and age good men are doing bad things and bad men are doing good things. This is what deception is, and discernment is to be able to sift through the mess and make sense of it all without wholly denouncing the good men because they do stupid things or calling the bad men good because they say the right things.

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