Arjuna (John Hogue) published an in-depth analysis and report about the prophecies of St. Malachy and Nostradamus with regard to the ‘last pope’, of which we are showing an excerpt.
[…] Now the answer to the question you have all been waiting for. Is Pope Francis Petrus Romanus (Peter of Rome)?
My answer, yes he is, if St. Malachy’s break with describing each pope unto the tribulation with a short Latin motto means he has come to the end of his list.
There is a chance that Malachy or the mystery composer of these prophecies sees Benedict’s apostasy as a break in the proper flow of pontifical succession. That could mean the prophecy cuts to the chase, as it were, and jumps a few pontiffs and false popes ahead to the days of the last Pope “Peter”.
Then again, Pope Francis, whether he knows this or not, has also adopted the first name of a holy saint that includes “Peter” in his full name.
Cardinal Bergoglio named himself after St. Francis of Assisi whose Christian name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone. Hiding the Christian name of a pope, even hiding the Christian name of a pontiff’s new name, if he takes on the name of a saint, is allowed in the prophecies of St. Malachy.
St. Francis of Assisi with his signature white-birdie friend.
So the answer to the burning question you are all asking is YES. Peter of Rome can be Pope Francis because St. Francis was also called “Peter”.
Other significant omens arise not directly related to St. Malachy that point to Pope Francis as a channel for the grace and mysterious patronage of St. Francis in his pontificate: the lightning striking St Peter’s Basilica a few hours after Benedict XVI announced his resignation on 11 February 2013. Another great thunderstorm hit on the afternoon of 12 March. The sky opened with hailstones and a great downpour the exact moment the Conclave gathered behind the locked door of the Sistine Chapel and began the election process for a new pope.
Then the omen of the seagull.
It perched on the stovepipe on the Sistine Chapel roof in the late afternoon of the second day of the Conclave. It alighted there, after four votes had seen the stovepipe vomit black smoke indicating that no vote had yet reached the magic number 77 (two-thirds plus one) needed to elect a pope.
While the bird rested there for fully an hour, down the pipe and into the Sistine Chapel below its webbed feet sat Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio considering the unthinkable, being comforted by his friend, the 78-year old Brazilian Cardinal Hummes. With each ballot the tally increased under his announced name, hinting that by the fifth ballot held that evening, Cardinal Jorge looked to be picked the next pontiff.
The following confessions related by Philip Pullella and Catherine Hornby, in their Reuters article Pope Francis wants the Church to be poor, and be for the poor came from Pope Francis himself during his first international press conference on Saturday 16 February.
“[Pope Francis] recalled how on Wednesday night, as he was receiving more and more votes in the conclave, the cardinal sitting next to him, Claudio Hummes comforted him ‘as the situation became dangerous’.
“After the voting reached the two-thirds majority that elected him, applause broke out. Hummes, 78, then hugged and kissed him and told him ‘Don’t forget the poor’, the pope recounted, often gesturing with his hands.
“‘That word entered here,’ he added, pointing to his head.
“While the formal voting continued, the pope recalled: ‘I thought of wars…. and Francis (of Assisi) is the man of peace, and that is how the name entered my heart, Francis of Assisi, for me he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects others.’”
Above his head, on the stovepipe’s terminus, the bird, perhaps a sign from St. Francis himself, flew off at dusk. Not long afterwards, the white smoke was seen by the world.
Habemus Papam! (We have a Pope) – announced.
Statues of St. Francis, known to be a great lover and protector of animals and nature, often depict him with a bird on his shoulder or a bird tenderly nestled in his hand. This patron saint of Italy was also made the patron saint of ecology by John Paul II in 1979. It so happens that that was the first year of significant El Niño natural disasters. The rash of violent weather that year prompted the first serious discussion by the world mainstream media that had already been ongoing amongst climate scientists who believed the intensifying El Niño phenomenon warming the waters of the Eastern South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru was evidence that greenhouse gases spewed by industrialization could cause a planet-wide global warming. This Climate Change could ultimately threaten the future of human civilization.
This new pope will take on the challenge of global warming as he has taken on the name of the Patron Saint of Ecology i.e. the defender and lover of the balance of nature in sky, air and sea, and the protector of its animals. So many species of plant and animal are now under threat of a mass extinction in the coming 100 years that the loss of innocent animal species might rival the great Cretaceous die-off of 65 million years ago when the age of dinosaurs ended in a cosmic and catastrophic natural disaster.
Mark you well, reader, the violent weather that struck St. Peter’s dome when a pope resigned and struck it again with great hail and deluges the moment a conclave to elect his successor convened. That may have been the spirit of Ecology, the spirit of St. Francis giving omen to the church and Francis its new pope that the world’s natural balance is upset and threatened.
“Right now, we don’t have a very good relation with creation,” reflected Pope Francis in his press conference. He indicated how he would begin changing that, by following in the footsteps of revitalization and reform of St. Francis of Assisi. This pope, elected on the 13th of March at 8:13 pm, the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, will walk in the footsteps of the 13th-century saint so beloved by environmentalists because he loved, protected and tenderly preached to birds and animals.
At the end of the press conference, Pope Francis switched from Italian and spoke in Spanish. Smiling and tenderly he said, “I told you I would willingly give you a blessing. Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God. May God bless all of you.”
With that, this pope, ever it seems speaking spontaneously from his heart and full of surprises gave a silent blessing then simply walked back to his office and to the duties of his new role as Vicar of Christ for 1.3 billion Catholics.
The other main message of Pope Francis during his press conference gave clear intent as to where he would take the church. Like St. Francis, the Vatican, its bureaucracy, its opulence and well-fed and dressed Princes of the Church will do as St. Francis, who he called “the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man.”
“Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor,” declared Pope Francis rhetorically with purpose and expectation directed to his Princes of the Church and their corrupted and crisis wracked hierarchy.
The number 13 plays oft with this pope numerologically. The number 13 in the major arcana of the Tarot is the card of death and rebirth. Expect from this pope a St. Franciscan revolution in St. Peter’s Church that one might expect from a Jesuit priest turned Pontiff, as his order always was sent in the past to clean things up and evangel.
For me, I got my prayer answered. I got my Pope “Anthony Quinn.”
I am thinking today about what I related to you all in my previous article stream when I used, as I often do, cinematic metaphors. Sometimes the greatest source of prophecy comes from the higher arts. Hollywood epics, like the 1968 film The Shoes of the Fisherman can on rare occasions be works of prescience.
What Pope Francis has already said about returning his church hierarchy to a state of humble poverty could have been from the movie script of the fictional Pope Kiril played by Quinn. The story is set at the height of the Cold War. A crisis of famine across Communist China sets the world on a course to thermonuclear war. Quinn as the simple Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop of Lvov becomes pope at the end of the movie. As Pope Kiril, he announced to cheering crowd in St. Peter’s Square that he would sell off the riches of the Vatican to gather the money needed to feed the poor and stop Armageddon. His Church, like Pope Francis’ Church would return its priests back to their humble roots to once again be rich in the holy spirit from within and thus help the poor in spirit, teaching the good news in the humble state of penury like Jesus Christ.
Not only did this movie anticipate by a decade a pope coming in the future from the Eastern Bloc (John Paul II) but it also may have presaged Pope Francis as well, in his mission to restore the spiritual depth in his priesthood at the cost of all that holy bling and the pomp of golden calf and circumstance.
He will try – and no doubt often fail – in his own sincere ways to turn his Church 180 degrees from the distraction of its jewel-dripping and silver leafed opulence and worldliness — what has become its EX-oterically hard shell. Francis will try to crack the surface and renew the essence, the esoteric heart that still abides buried in the Big Business Error of every mainstream religion.
I do not know if he will succeed. Even this good priest is trapped by two millennia of Romanized-Christian misunderstanding. He seems to think that poverty is something holy, closer to God. One of the greatest crimes of Christianity is that it made the wretched feel good about their wretchedness and thus kept them under the control of others with more power and wealth. For two-thousand years and counting, Christianity played with the wounds of poverty, giving people just enough bread with the faith to stay in the fold, to endure poverty. They might even feel a conceit that wretchedness being their lot, promised them paradise. Their wealthier overlords were all going to hell. Tyranny loves the poor to find spiritual solace in their powerlessness and bondage. Otherwise they will not rise up in rebellion of oppression when oppression’s poverty makes them closer to God and heaven.
The new humanity that waits beyond our suffering ages of superstition and religious childishness looks back at us, shaking their collective heads. They wonder how we could not understand that only when poverty ends, when all people are made equally “unique” – rich in mind, body, Heaven and Earth, all witnessed and lived fully from an awakened inner spirit – will there be wholeness and a holiness descending upon this world in every heart.
Not “poverty” Pope Francis. Preach the “innocence” of St. Francis of Assisi.
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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