In addition to his analysis of St. Malachy’s prophecies and the actual unfolding of the election of Pope Francis, here is Arjuna’s (John Hogue) examination of Nostradamus’ verses on the subject.
[…] The pontificate of Francis is unlucky number 13 for special interests that have corrupted the mission of Yeshua for 20 centuries. They will not go down without a kicking and screaming fight. Like John XXIII before him, holy bureaucratic resistance might water down his reforms; or, like the smiling Pope John Paul I (Cardinal “White Light” Albino Luciani), Francis might suffer a mysterious and suspicious death. He could suffer assassination.
He shall help the downtrodden poor as best he can, and that reminds me of the terrible challenges awaiting him if he is indeed the Last Pope:
During the last persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there shall sit Peter of Rome, who shall feed the sheep amidst many tribulations, and when these have passed, the City of the Seven Hills shall be utterly destroyed, and the awful Judge will judge the people.
The words of St. Malachy or their secret author from the end of the 16th century, reminds me of a cautionary verse of parallel and perilous apocalyptic sheen, written a half-century earlier by Nostradamus that may have also paired Pope Francis to Malachy’s Pope Peter the Last Pope.
Century 5 Quatrain 49 reads:
Nul de l’Espaigne mais de l’antique France,
Ne sera esleu pour le tremblant nacelle,
A l’ennemy sera faicte fiance,
Qui dans son regne sera peste cruelle.
Not from Spain but from ancient France,
Will be elected for the trembling ship [the Bark of St. Peter],
He will make a promise to the enemy,
Who will cause great plague during his reign.
Pope Francis was not from Spain but he is culturally “Spanish”. He is not from France, but he is named “French”. With this classically coy riddle from the master of cryptic twists of prescience, Nostradamus may give us the name of Pope Francis. St. Francis’ father, Pietro di Bernardone, a wealthy cloth merchant often traveled to France, was a Francophile who renamed his infant son from Giovanni to “Francesco” (i.e. “French” – Francis).
Pope Francis may speak Spanish and Argentina, his homeland, may have once been a Spanish colony, but his papal name is “from ancient France(sis)” for his saintly namesake’s mother was French and from Provence. This happens to be the ancient-most corner of France colonized by the classical peoples, the Phoenicians and later the Greeks and Romans. The classical information and world play of the later two ever have a great influence on Nostradamus’ prophetic writings. If you understand like he did, his 16th-century love of the classics, you can discover in his use of Greek and Roman language, geography and classical metaphors a key unlocking many of his prophetic secrets.
With this in mind, consider a new translation of 5 Q49:
Not from Spain but from ancient France, (Francis)
Will be elected for the trembling ship
[the Bark of St. Peter (the Roman)]…
Then a dire glimpse of what comes in the pontificate of Francis:
…He will make a promise to the enemy,
Who will cause great plague during his reign.
In his usual way, Nostradamus leaves the subject open, to protect the future from those who might read its signs and make things worse, for which Nostradamus would be responsible. Who the “he” is is unclear. Is it Pope Francis making a promise, a compromise with the dark forces of the mafia and devilish scandal overtaking a Church in deepapostasy? Or is this “He” Nostradamus’ third and Final Antichrist, Code Named Mabus – a false prophet? A terrorist, whose promises and actions might trigger the fiery destruction of the Vatican, and Armageddon during the reign of the last Pope Francis?
Will great tribulations of famine so often forecast by Nostradamus require Pope Francis feed his starving flock of 1.3 billion believers? Then will come the destruction of Rome? The awful judge?
Pray for him.
Pray for “you”.
Better than this, Pope Francis said in his first press conference, “Always try to better understand the true nature of the Church and even its journey in the world, with its virtues and with its sins… Seek truth, goodness and beauty in the world and in the church.”
I only know one way to recall moment to moment the eternity of the present and eternal light that is everyone’s birthright, innocence and divinely given mystery of intelligence and love.
In my heart while settled in deep, relaxed meditation, I feel the presence of Yeshua and of St. Francis. I also am on a journey to the light goodness, beauty and truth. Like St Francis my life is financially poor, often depending on the charity of my readers, but inwardly, my life becomes ever more infinitely rich in the light of IN-nocence.
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As a very successful author Arjuna is sought-after for radio and TV talks shows. His most successful book so far, ‘Nostradamus and the Millennium’ sold 700,000 copies and was translated into nine languages. Arjuna presently lives in the Pacific Northwest on Whidbey Island, USA and welcomes e-mails from fellow travelers. www.hogueprophecy.com