A few days ago I posted about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in an article titled, Pope Benedict XVI To Resign – Is Petrus Romanus Next?
It wasn’t until yesterday that I really started considering what we have before us. And yes, I’m probably way late putting 2 and 2 together. We have a prophecy given to a monk (St. Malachy) in seclusion, which predicted that Pope Benedict XVI would be the second to the last Pope, and the final Pope would be named Peter. Cardinal Peter Turkson is from Ghana, but if elected Pope, his residence would change to Rome, thus making him “Peter The Roman” as predicted by St. Malachy.
Whether or not you believe St. Malachy was inspired, the fact that he has accurately predicted that last 112 Popes does deserve some consideration. I’m still not sure if I believe he was inspired or not, and I’ve been pondering that question since early 2000 when I first learned of the prophecy.
“Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.” – St. Malachy
When the last Pope was elected, there was a big fuss about whether or not Peter Turkson would be selected, but he wasn’t. Could it be because it wasn’t his time to fill the position? Again, I’m not saying that this prophecy is 100% accurate, but it sure is interesting at the least. Please ring in and share your thoughts and opinions on this one.