Unexpected to many, Pope Benedict XVI will step down on February 28, 2013, apparently due to ill health and age.
He acted as the head of the Catholic Church for almost eight years. The last papal resignation occurred in 1415 when Pope Gregory XII abdicated in order to end the Western Schism at the time. The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.
This event is not unexpected to our readers though. Almost to the day one year ago, we published an article by Arjuna (aka John Hogue) – St. Malachy’s Prophecy – about the Irish monk’s predictions of all future popes made more than 800 years ago.
Arjuna wrote, […] ”Rumors are surfacing that there is a growing power struggle inside the Vatican’s fortress walls – that Pope Benedict may not be long for this world, or that he might even resign his post as pilot of a bark of pontificacy, marred by sex scandals, that has run aground, requiring a new pope.
“Whether this is just Internet clap trap or a real effort to force him out, at his advanced age Pope Benedict cannot long remain. The odds are that we are perhaps a year or two, no more than five years away, from seeing the Roman Catholic Church choose what will be St. Malachy’s “Last Pope” before apostasy turns to apocalypse.
“Petrus Romanus is his motto: Peter of Rome. And he shall feed his flock when the city of the Seven Hills (Rome) is destroyed and the awful “Judge” judges the world.
“(Jesus Christ! Catholic prophets are so serious!) Prophetic hyperbole often is our breathless council when living on the dark side of the future’s unopened door to tomorrow. There are other Catholic seers, near medieval contemporaries of St. Malachy, such as Joachim de Fiore, who see the coming apocalypse as a “revelation”. The Church, Pope, and priesthoods as middlemen to God are no longer needed in the coming “Age of the Holy Spirit” because humanity has a direct line with godliness incarnate.”
As people are becoming more and more conscious, we hold it with Joachim de Fiore and see an incredible opportunity for humankind to be done with the trappings of religions and discover godliness within.
Bhagawati, Osho News