Pope Benedict made a startling announcement this morning that he will resign at the end of February, 2013, stunning the faithful elect. His resignation is said to be the result of his failing mental and physical health. A theologian, the Pope will return to his studies living in the monastery on the grounds of the Vatican.
Perhaps the mounting pressures of scandals plaguing the Vatican and the Catholic Church cover up of sexual abuse by priests against children, the theft of some confidential material by his butler who maintained that he was trying to wake up the Church and set it back on its proper course; even the death of some priests under questionable circumstances who were trying to expose questionable practices of the occult inside the Vatican, financial embezzlement, and other irregularities were too much for this Pope who is no longer able to walk but rather be carried up steps in some situations.
- “In an announcement read to cardinals in Latin, the universal language of the Church, the 85-year-old said: “Well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of St Peter …
- “As from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours (1900 GMT) the See of Rome, the See of St. Peter will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.” (source: Reuters)
I do applaud Pope Benedict for his courage to step down from this place because I remember Pope John Paul II, so desperately ill, could be seen being paraded around in public under the premise of his “official duties,” when clearly he should have been in his private quarters being taken care of by his staff.
If the next elected Pontiff is called “Peter”, then the prophecy of St. Malachy may well come to pass.
St. Malachy is attributed to a list of popes indicating that the last Pope will be a false prophet because he will not adhere to the Catholic Church doctrine but will also be effective in helping to embrace the New World Order principles into the Vatican as can already be noted in the Vatican Financial Reform Report: “Reforming to an International Financial Universal Monetary System,” the New One World Order financial currency.
Prophecy of the Popes: Petrus Romanus
Last January 2012, I wrote an article on the Controversial Mayan Calendar and December 21, 2011, explaining the shift or an end of an age and entering into a new spiritual age. Certainly this fits into that ideology.