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St. Malachy Prophecy: Is The Next Pope the Last?

St. Malachy Prophecy: Is The Next Pope the Last?

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 05 March 7, 2013

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Matthew 24:5, Mark 13:6

The surprised resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first papal resignation in 600 years, has Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church in closed session to elect a new pope.

While 12th-century Irish saint, St. Malachy didn’t see that coming, he is reputed to have prophesied that the next pope would be the last – the end of the world would follow. The Church would suffer persecution, Rome would be destroyed, then the Last Judgment, Rapture, and eternal life with Jesus in the Hereafter.

It is worth noting that right-wing Christian Churches, Christian fundamentalists, and Christian Zionists believe that Jewish Islamic conflict is the prophetic scriptural concordat to usher in the apocalyptic Armageddon – the end of the world. So they send millions of dollars annually to fund Israeli settlements, and are vociferous in agitation for America and the “Coalition of the willing” to bomb Iran.

For all the morality and goodness God-beliefs and scriptures engender, the Roman Catholic Church was built on numerous scriptural and doctrinal lies, distortion…