Pope Benedict’s sudden retirement and St. Malachi’s prophecy

Source: Digital Journal

By Eliott Elwas

Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement from the papacy in February 2013. The Pope’s sudden retirement reminds many biblical eschatologists of St. Malachi’s famous prophecies for the 112 Catholic popes.
Pope Benedict XVI retired on Thursday, 28 February 2013. He is the first pope to abdicate since Gregory XII in 1415. Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for Pope Benedict’s final general audience on Wednesday 27 February 2013. His successor will be chosen in a conclave to take place in March 2013, according to BBC news.

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  1. St. Malachi predicted in the 11 th century, the papacy of all popes after him with 80% accuracy by some count. He predicted there would be a total of 112 popes after him with Pope Francis being the 112th. He predicts the 112th Pope to be the final Pope to lead the Catholic church as he would lead through both internal and external trials and tribulations. Experts on this prophecy theorizes, that the Church would suffer from making compromise with Paganistic beliefs and values which would erode the basis of Catholic foundation.

    Interesting to note, St. Malachi predicts the coming of the ‘Messiah’ to restore order on earth, after the tribulations.

  2. If St Malachi predicted the coming of the Messiah, he was foretelling what is already in the Holy Bible. It has nothing to do with any other person’s notion of the ‘Messiah’ coming ‘to restore order on earth, after the tribulation’.

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