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The new Pope was not born with the name Peter, it isn’t his middle name, and he hasn’t taken Peter as his Papal name. Also, he is from Argentina, and doesn’t appear to have any connection with Rome except for visiting the Vatican. So, does that mean the Malachy prophecy has stumbled on the home turn?
Francis was an Italian saint, and is joint Patron Saint of Italy
The parents of Pope Francis were Italian immigrants (they were from Turin)
There was a St. Frances of Rome
Bergoglio was supposedly first choice when they picked the previous Pope, but he asked them to elect Benedict/Ratzinger instead – because he needed to be the final Pope?
In the forums there is discussion of the new Pope’s surname, Bergoglio:
“BERGO, BERGONZI : Originally from the Germanic word “berg”(monte) meaning mountain”
Petrus means rock
Mountains are made out of rock
And someone made a deeper connection:
Checked on the Oglio river, and it’s …
I often preface my posts with a disclaimer of sorts, so here we go: this could just be a coincidence!
However, if there was something real and cataclysmic connected to the 2012 meme, it wouldn’t be surprising if the higher-ups at the Catholic Church knew about it. And we know that they are keen to fulfill the Malachy prophecy. And we know that they wouldn’t want to panic people by announcing the Pope’s resignation during last December. So they’ve done it now, just a few weeks after the Mayan doomsday, and within my zone of 6 months either side.
This from The Guardian:
Pope Benedict XVI has resigned, saying that at his age he cannot carry out all his tasks adequately and is losing strength in body and mind. His brother Georg suggested he was finding it difficult to walk and had been advised to stop making transatlantic journeys.
• The pope will step down on 28 February. A …
I rarely mention terrorism here, but it is within the realm of Armageddon. Many mad religious folk are actively wishing for the end times to begin, so that they may rise up to Heaven. Some have decided that they can cause it to begin, by building a third temple on Temple Mount for example. And it is quite possible that a religious or political leader might be mad enough to try and invoke the end times by kicking off World War 3.
The Washington Times has reported on what they say is a genuine threat posted on a site that has published reliably accurate propaganda messages from al Qaeda and its affiliates in the past:
The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of non-belief, America, and in France, Denmark, other countries in Europe, in the countries that helped and are helping France, and in other places that shall be named by al Qaeda at other …
I sometimes wish we had 67 words to describe the end of the world… then perhaps discussions wouldn’t be comparing apples with oranges.
Father Jose Gabriel Funes is the chief astronomer from the Vatican:
It was “not even worth discussing the scientific basis of these claims,” the Jesuit priest from Argentina said in the article, which criticised “pseudo-prophecies” about the end of the world.
He acknowledged that the Universe was slowly expanding but that the destruction of the Earth – if it ever happens – will not occur for billions of years.
[Source: The Telegraph]
Funes holds a master’s degree in astronomy, plus degrees in philosophy and theology. You would think that makes him smart enough to know that the most intelligent discussions on a Mayan doomsday speak of TEOTWAWKI – The End Of The World As We Know It. Completely different to the destruction of our planet.
He wouldn’t be an idiot, which means yet …
Recently the Catholic Pope debunked the 2012 meme, and at the same time seemed to deny that the Bible was prophetic in any way. But Catholicism is not the only religion, and he is not the only religious leader with an audience.
Bishop Arturo Bastes (no relation), from the Philippines, recently said:
“Only God knows when or what time, month, day or hour the world will end,” he said. But, he added, “it will surely end.”
“Just be ready at all times.”
Other Filipino bishops also had their say, read more at Inquirer News.
For more than a thousand years the Bible has pretty much had a monopoly on apocalyptic prophecy. Today Pope Benedict, head of the Catholic church, has denounced the Mayan doomsday, as well at Biblical prophecy:
During his weekly Angelus address from the window of his Vatican apartments on St Peter’s Square, Benedict spoke of extracts from the Bible that speak of ‘‘the sun and moon going out, the stars falling from the sky’’.
…But Benedict said that Jesus ‘‘does not describe the end of the world, and when he uses apocalyptic images, he is not acting the prophet’’.
That’s called having your cake and eating it too. Like many of his disciples, Benedict is telling us that everything in Bible is literal, true and divinely inspired – except for the parts that we should ignore.
Of course I have some thoughts on this!
The only connection between Biblical and ancient Mayan prophecy is that they …
One of my key concerns regarding Dec 21, 2012 is that some crazy religious leader might believe it is a good time for Armageddon to occur. A Biblical apocalypse involves all sorts of strife, but especially wars – lots of wars. A third World War kicking off in the Middle East could be the beginning of the end if you believe some of the more popular ancient religious texts. And wars don’t just start by themselves.
It’s not looking like a third temple is going to be built on Temple Mount this year, so how else could WW3 be triggered? Could it be as simple as drawing some cartoons and making a low-budget movie?
The 13-minute English-language film, allegedly a trailer for an obscure two-hour movie entitled Innocence of Muslims, was first posted on YouTube in July.
But it was not until clips from it dubbed into Egyptian Arabic were posted on the …
National Post reported:
A Christian sect with hundreds of followers in Canada that had proclaimed Armageddon would strike over the weekend was met with a picture-perfect Canada Day and left waiting for their prognosticated superhuman-powers to kick in.
Growing in Grace, also known as Creciendo en Gracia, predicted that its Texas-based leader Jose Luis de Jesus, would “transform” into an immortal being, while non-believers and roughly two-thirds of the world’s population would be destroyed on June 30 (or July 1, depending on the time zone).
The group predicted Mr. de Jesus — whom they believe is the second coming of Christ — and his followers would also be bestowed with special abilities such as walking through walls and flying, while religious institutions such as the Vatican and the world’s financial systems would be wiped out.
A show called Mermaids: The Body Found has been running on Animal Planet in the USA. According to Huff Post, it’s not exactly a serious doco, but what it has done is introduce the Aquatic Ape Theory to many people.
The theory is very relevant to 2012 – a previous global cataclysm could have left some groups of apes isolated in flooded areas. Those apes could have learned to live in an aquatic environment, eating fish (equals better brains) and developing some aquatic features that other apes don’t have, like hairlessness. And they could be our predecessors…
Sold Out Bunker
I’ve reported on Larry Hall’s Survival Condo previously. He has now officially sold out all of his expensive condos. I guess the race is now on to get them built by the end of the year.
Hall says that one of the condos in the silo is complete, and the rest will be ready …
Here’s another rare religious prophecy I found in the new book Petrus Romanus. It fits in well with the Papal Prophecy and also Nostradamus (see my last two posts).
The Zohar is a piece of Jewish mystical literature that is approximately 2000 years old. One section covers the return of the Messiah and Rome:
In the 73rd year, all the kings of the world shall assemble in the great city of Rome. And the Holy One, blessed be He. will shower fire and hail and meteoric stones upon them, until they are wiped out from the world. And only those kings who did not go to Rome w ill remain in the world. And they shall return and wage other wars. During this time, the King Messiah will declare himself throughout the whole world. and many nations will gather around him together with many armies from all comers of the world. [source]
The Secrets of Fátima are well known. While the Third Secret was supposedly released by the Catholic Church in 2000, many experts have suggested that the true secret has been kept from us. Some believe it to be an end of the world prophecy, or at least the end of the Catholic Church.
Less well known is a similar prophecy, the Secret of La Salette. It says, in part:
The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be wide-spread). There will be a series of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think of nothing …
I shared the Malachy Papal Prophecy late last year. Basically, it is an ancient prediction of the Papal lineage, and it has proven to be incredibly accurate. This means that either Malachy had psychic powers to predict events up until almost 1000 years into the future, or the Catholic Church has been deliberately electing Popes to fit the prophecy. Either way, the ramifications are extraordinary.
Consequently I ordered Petrus Romanus – The Final Pope is Here as soon as it was available. The authors, Thomas Horn (recently spotted on the Ancient Aliens TV series) and Cris Putnam certainly have a pro-Christian, anti-Catholic agenda, but the evidence they present for a Catholic conspiracy to promote an anti-Christ in 2012 is compelling. It’s a dull read, but convincing – and that’s what counts.
Of great interest to 2012ers is some information that has not been previously available to the general public:
René Thibaut (1883-1952) was a …
OK, fess up – if you believe in 2012 to any degree then you are one of the above. You might be a mix of two or even all three, but one will be where your core 2012ism comes from.
One of the easiest ways to determine your key aspect is to ask yourself how you will react if a massive EOTW event does not occur on Dec 21 2012:
New Age – typically you will claim any good news or miracle (like a lost dog finding its owner). Most likely you have already spotted indications of the changes ahead. A lack of a major event this December won’t matter, for you will say that the change has just begun – but it might take a while. Your positivity will be continual.
Prepper – 2012 is an excuse to step up your preparations. If nothing happens, no matter – you know deep down …
I get a lot of emails from Christians who assure me I am wrong about 2012. They share with me a Biblical passage, of which there are various translations but the message is the same:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
And I agree with them. Nobody except for God knows exactly when the Biblical apocalypse will occur. Only God has his finger on that button, and despite attempts to bring it on this year (as I can’t help but feel we must endure), humans will have to wait until God decides it is time.
But what about a non-Biblical apocalypse?
Does it say anywhere in the Bible There shall be no other apocalypse except for mine? Does it say There will be no asteroid …
This would be one of the more out there predictions for 2012, but the reasoning behind isn’t that bad. I used Biblical measurements to (perhaps) locate an underground Noah’s Ark in Iran. Bob Cooper believes the Bible was written by aliens, and the arrival of an alien ship will be the 98th in a series of events it predicted.
The Book of Revelation […] stipulates the following:
 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
First we see that it is similar to a giant mothership and that it will descend from space (Rev. 21:2) The dimensions of this …