Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (2022)

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Annuntiovobis gaudium magnum. Habemus Papam!

Quisibi nomen imposuit: Franciscum, 'Ingisardens'

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de là cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of approaching,
The city that two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (1) The Third Secret of Fatima (excerpt) ~

And we saw in an immense light ... a Bishop dressed in White. We had the impression that it was the Holy Father. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.

Updated:February 15, 2020 (12:20 PM EST).

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Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (2) NEWS: Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy: The Current View.
Updated: March 4
, 2021 (2:24 PM EST).

"The Rose": Despite Nostradamus' stern warning, one contingency in Quatrain 2.97 will not be met, thus possibly ensuring a safe trip for Pope Francis

RED ALERT CONTINUED: POPE FRANCIS TO VISIT IRAQ FROM MARCH 5 TO MARCH 8, 2021

Timing is everything . And one very obvious condition Nostradamus placed into the quatrain was that the pope would be in danger if he neared such a city when the Roseblooms. Early March is not normally a time for roses to flourish. Vatican gardeners have only now planted new roses for Aventine Hill ... the first in ten years!However, the public will not see them bloom until April.

WARNING TO THE POPE: THE REAL CITY WATERED BY TWO RIVERS MAY BE ERBIL

Pope Francis's Iraq itinerary for March 2021: March 5, Baghdad. March 6, Baghdad, Najaf, Nassiriya, the Plain of Ur, Baghdad. March 7, Baghdad, ERBIL (aka IRBIL), Mosul, Bakhdida, ERBIL (aka IRBIL), Baghdad. March 8, Baghdad, Rome.

Why Quatrain 2.97 Sets Off Alarm Bells When the Pope Says He Will Visit Iraq

Pope Francis hopes in March 2021 to help heal the wounds the country has suffered through two wars in the 21st Century. Unfortunately, because ISIS still operates "underground" in both Syria and Iraq, Iraq remains an unstable and dangerous place to visit. The group carried out two suicide bombings at a Baghdad market on January 21, 2021, which killed at least 32 people and injured 110 others. Francis intends to visit Baghdad ...

Nostradamus,Quatrain 2.97: The Prophecy of the City Between Two Rivers andThe Rose

Should PopeFrancis, or any future pope, choose to venture into theMesopotamian "land between two rivers," then I mustrevert to the original premise of this page when it was createdin May 1999 to warn the late Pope John Paul II ofpossible assassination if he visited Iraq. At that time, mywebsite was located at the now long gone web host known asGeoCities.

Between 2013 and2019, militants loyal to their "emir," the lateAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, massacred Iraqi and SyrianChristians by the many thousands, subjecting them, alongwith Zoroastrians and Muslims not willing to follow Sharia law,to beheadings, garrotings, mass shootings, and beingburned alive in metal cages; subjecting them to the massabductions of their wives and fiancées; subjecting theirunmarried women and girls into forced marriages with thejihadists or else being raped and murdered; and subjecting theirchildren to mass beheadings or being dashed to pieces. They areknown under the anacronyms of ISIS and ISIL, calling theterritories they have raped, pillaged, ruined, and taken controlof by force as a caliphate known as the Islamic State (IS).

That state, for the time being, is all but destroyed by the US, Russia, Syria, Turkey and other partners in the region dedicated to neutralizing this inhuman sect.

In October 2019, the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by US air strikes.

It is fortunate for the world that he lives no longer and that ISIS was diminished, his planned caliphate could have led to the formation of a ten-nation "beast empire" in the Middle East, making him a candidate for the beast of Revelation 13 or else quite possibly a fulfillment of one of the other dark figures found in Islamic prophecy who will precede him known as the Sufyani.

6 things you need to know about ISIS leader Baghdadi's death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive and highly secretive leader of ISIS, died during a raid conducted by the US military in northwest Syria on Saturday night, President Donald Trump said.

Unfortunately, thevictory over ISIS and the destruction of its leader was onlytemporary. It has rebuilt and is growing more powerful each dayunder another tyrant, one possibly even more evil thanal-Baghdadi:

New ISIS leader? What to know about the terror network's hardline founding member

The Islamic State has named a new leader to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died in a U.S. Special Operations forces raid on a compound in northern Syria's Idlib Province in October, reports say. Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, is a founding member of ISIS, having led the enslavement of Iraq's Yazidi minority and overseen major operations around the world, The Guardian reported.

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Graeme Wood: ISIS is gloating Barzani is in a position to know, because he's had a front-row seat to the war against ISIS from the start. Before he became prime minister in June, Barzani was an influential U.S.

Thus, ISIS thoughmostly driven out of Syria, remains in Iraq.

In addition, waris being waged between Israel and Iran via Iraniantroops and proxy troops stationed in Syria, Lebanon,Iraq and even in Gaza. The nature of the conflictis largely by air using missiles and rockets. Iran isalso involved in a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in the southernArab nation of Yemen. Iran has provoked the United States to takeaction against it by attacking Saudi oil fields or intimidatingUS and allied ships and oil tanksrs in the Persian Gulf. Thissecond conflict has not yet drawn in Israel.

In January, Iranfired over a dozen ballistic missiles at US and coalition forcesin Iraq. This in retaliation for the US killing of keyIranian general Qasem Soleimaniin a drone strike at Baghdad International airport. MeantimeIranian proxies in Iraq have been attacking US soldiers and planto continue to fire rockets at US forces and bases in Iraq. TheUS says Iran’s activity has hindered the US ability to fightISIS in Iraq. Since October 2019 anti-government protesters inIraq have taken to the streets, often becoming involved in deadlyclashes with supporters of pro-Iranian Shia leader Muqtadaal-Sadr. Iran has been using al-Sadrand other forces within Iraq to attack and killdemonstrators. The US finds itself fighting a similar warof occupation it fought over a decade ago due tothe extremism, but with the added threat from Iranian forces.

It seems that Iraqhas been and will remain a dangerous place for some time to come.

The propheticimplications of a papal visit to any part of Iraq or Syria arepotentially dreadful: and Pope Francis has made plans, althoughindefinite ones at this writing, to visit Iraqsometime in 2020.

Pope Francis wishes to travel to Iraq in 2020 - Vatican News

Receiving members of the 92nd Plenary Session of ROACO, the Reunion of Aid Agencies that provides aid to the Oriental Catholic Churches, Pope Francis reveals it is his wish to travel to Iraq in the coming year. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis said on Monday he "thinks constantly of Iraq", where he wishes to travel in the coming year.

Iraq could be Francis's shot at 'most important papal trip of all time'

ROME - Within just the last few days, two senior Catholic prelates from Iraq have referred to plans for Pope Francis to visit the country next year as, essentially, a done deal. Of course, this is the Middle East we're talking about, where the best-laid plans go to die. St.

Nostradamus waspreoccupied ... obsessed even ... with a land that is famous forits two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, at least twoor three infamous tyrants that would rule over it, severalmilitary campaigns, and one horrific conflict involving Syria,Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Russia, and what appears to be the UnitedStates. This conflict may well be the vestiges of the SyrianCivil War, embers still burning, theIsrael-Iran war, or a US-Iran warin the same general region. In a final battle, an adversarycalled the bloody Alus is killed orseriously wounded, the country responsible suffers majorcasualties, and a "black and angry one" ultimatelytakes control of the region. I still believe SyrianPresident Bashar al-Assad, still in power, may bethe "the bloody Alus."

There is also aprophecy relating to a visiting pope:one who travels to a city watered by two rivers.Nostradamus has identified the "land betweentwo rivers" in certain other quatrains as "Mesopotamia"... thus Iraq or Syria. Icannot shake the belief that Quatrain 2.97 was one of a group ofquatrains dealing with near future events in either country.

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de là cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of your approaching,
The city where two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.

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Quatrain2.97 suggests an anti-Christian leader, who at this timewould most likely be Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawlial-Salbi, the new proclaimed caliph of theIslamic State (IS), will order the Pope and everyone inhis entourage to be gunned down during a visit to a river portcity in Iraq. According to Nostradamus they will bleed from themouth due to internal hemorrhaging. The prophecy also states thatthe deadly visit will be scheduled to take place "when theRose will flourish." Roses can bloom anytime betweenmid-May and throughout September, althoughthe big flush for Old European roses, the kind Nostradamus wouldhave been most familiar with, is usually in June.An alternative meaning of "the Rose" will be exploredfurther below.

ThePope has agreed to travel to this terrible place ... and he hascondemned the violence provoked by Iran and ISIS there andelsewhere in the Middle East. As a result the odds increaseterribly that he and everyone who accompanies him will fallvictim not only to the warning of the bloodshed in Quatrain 2.97,but possibly to the Third Secret of Fatima prophecy concerning a"Bishop dressed in White" who enters a large cityhalf-destroyed, prays over the corpses lying on the city streets,and is assassinated along with his clergy as they seek to ascenda holy mountain with a rugged cross at its summit.

The ThirdSecret of Fatima Prophecy

Itremains clear as ever that the above prophetic verse, Quatrain2.97, inked by Michel de Notredame in 1554, does havesome characteristics that are similar to what was revealedconcerning the prophecy revealed in the Third Secret ofFatima as to possibly be another facet of thevision. Then again, there are striking differences.

Inany event, there is now no question that the vision contained inthe Third Secret of Fatima was not fulfilled with theattempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981 as suggestedby leading cardinals after the release of the transcript on June26, 2000.

CompleteTranslation of Original Text by Lucia dos Santos

VATICANCITY, JUN 26, 2000 (VIS) - Given below is the completetranslation of the original Portuguese text of the third part ofthe secret of Fatima, revealed to the three shepherd children atCova da Iria-Fatima on July 13, 1917, and committed to paper bySr. Lucia on January 3, 1944:

"I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. "After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'.

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And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."

Ithas been declared that the May 1981 attack on Pope John Paul II'slife in Rome by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca was thefulfillment of the Third Secret of Fatima.

Thisplainly cannot be the meaning of the Third Secret.

Firstof all, according to the translated text of the letter written bySr. Lucia, "the Bishop dressed inWhite" is accompanied by a large numberof bishops, priests, nuns, and various lay people -- all of whomare killed along with the pope.

Secondly,and this is most important, the Pope visits a large (andprobably major) city that is half-destroyedand littered with corpses. It isquite obvious that a major war is going on at the time since somany dead people lay in the streets. If not for all the corpses,the city might otherwise be numerous ancient ruins allowed tostill be standing in a part of an otherwise thriving city.

Thirdly,the Pope and his clergy are killed by soldiers (or elsepeople who are similar to soldiers, such as the IS terroristmilitants) ... and not by a single deranged man in a crowd.

Themountain with the rugged cross at its top is a mystery if appliedto Mesopotamia. I can find no evidence of a holy mountainassociated with Christianity existing anywhere in Iraq or Syria!Could the mountain somehow be symbolic, a metaphor for thetribulation of the Holy Church and Christendom? If you know ofsuch a mountain with a cross at its summit near to where theIslamic State is holding territory in Iraq and the adjacent partof Syria ... or anywhere in Iraq ... please do leave a comment onmy forum or blog or via email!

Thesprinkling of souls with the blood of the martyrs by angels maybe the sealing of the 144,000 of the tribes of children of Israelas described in the Book of Revelation.

Ifnot, it is something that will precede that event and involve theblessing upon the faithful.

Weare introduced to a new figure -- what may be an angel of theApocalypse described as "an Angel with a flamingsword." He is actually introduced well before the appearanceof the Bishop in White. Mary stays the world-consuming fire fromhis hand. This suggests that nuclear war has nearly occurred inthe recent past but was prevented by Mary's intercession andprayer.

Istrongly believe there is linkagebetween the "Roman Pontiff" and hisclergy who are slain in Nostradamus'Quatrain 2.97 and the "Bishop dressed inWhite" and his clergy and lay people whoare gunned down in the Third Secret of Fatima.

Sincethe vision clearly states that the "Bishop clothed inWhite" (the Pope) will be slain along with "the otherBishops, Priests, men and women Religious" by soldiersfiring bullets, I submit to you that this is remarkably similarto Quatrain 2.97 which warns the pontiff that both "you andyours" will come to spit blood in a city watered or arrousedby two rivers. Even though, by miracle, Saint John Paul II wasspared during the attack on his life by Mehmet Ali Agcathirty-nine years ago, this does not explain why he alone wasattacked when the Third Secret states that the Bishop in Whitewill crawl over the corpses of his entourage and followers. Thisis also what Quatrain 2.97 indicates when saying "both youand yours."

Becausethe pope is described as being "afflicted with pain andsorrow" one might conclude that this is a frail and elderlypontiff. However, we cannot discount the possibility that the"pain and sorrow" is a result of the terrible war andpersecution to come.

Ihave little doubt that events described in Quatrain 2.97 and theThird Secret of Fatima will happen. And if events are aspredestined as they appear to be in the Third Secret of Fatima,then all the warnings in the world will not save thethen-reigning Pope or those who will be slain with him.

Where is the"big city?" Assuming it is located in Iraq or Syria, itcould be Erbil, in northern Iraq, Baghdadin central Iraq, Najaf, in southern Iraq, orpossibly Basra. However, I fear it may yet bethe capital:

Islamicahadith: The Sufyani will then send an army to Iraq, killing100,000 in Az-Zawra (Baghdad).

The IS could havekilled as many as 500,000 people in Baghdad if they hadblown up the Mosul Dam in 2014! If they had accomplished such anhorrific act, would Pope Francis have felt compelled to fly toBaghdad to pray for the souls of those lying dead in its streets?

Almost as awarning to the Pope NOT to travel to Iraq, three members ofhis family died in a car crash near Cordoba in Argentina:the wife of his nephew and their two sons.

There are citiesin Iraq and neighbouring Syria watered by both the Tigris andEuphrates, the city of Basra in particular (not far from theancient city of Ur). But it matters little. For a pope these daysto be in any city in the "land between two rivers"(Iraq) is death! To ISIS, formerly Al Qaeda in Iraq, responsiblefor unspeakable acts of blood-letting and carnage, especiallyagainst Christians, and the West-hating, Rome-hating pro-Iranianforces under the control of Iraqi leader Muqtada al-Sadr,he is one of several iconic symbols representing what theydespise most about the "infidel" Christian countries ofEurope and America.

Unfortunately,Francis or his successor risk possible assassination in any city“arroused by two rivers.” An act of terrorism againstthe Pope and his entourage could occur anywhere in the world atthe behest of any terrorist leader or national leader who mayorder a pope and everyone in his entourage to be shot byterrorists during a visit to a major port city near a dual riversystem. According to Nostradamus they will all bleed from themouth from internal hemorrhaging.

Due tosimilarities between Quatrain 2.97 and a prominent theme in thetext released in 2000 of the Third Secret of Fatima, I alsosuspect the papal visit will occur during a major war or even aglobal war. After all, there are already half-destroyed cities inSyria and Iraq ... a result of the campaign of mass death carriedout by either Bashar al-Assad or ISIS. Soon there may behalf-destroyed cities in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova,Hungary, and the rest of the Balkans as well.

We cannot applyourselves to anything specific concerning any trip to Iraq orSyria, until we know exactly where it will be and when.

As Benedict XVIlooks on in our background for the time being, we can thankfullysay the election of Francis did not take place in the shadow ofmourning the death of a pope as was the case in 2005. Pontiffemeritus Benedictus, though advanced in years, remainsalive though frail in body on Vatican grounds and may yet enjoymore years of life ahead. Thus the election of his successor wastruly a celebration and not the conclusion of a long papalfunerary rite as is often the case.

Still, the worldis a dark and evil place, much more so at this time than it wasduring the reigns of Saint John XXII and SaintJohn Paul II and his successor, Benedict XVI.For prophecy tells us the challenges to come are dreadful onesindeed. And Pope Francis, andthose who may follow, will be forced to contend with them,perhaps to the very death.

Many have notedwith wonder the fact that Pope Francis is the first pontiff to beelected from Latin America ... from thenation of Argentina.

Nostradamusactually predicted that a pope from Latin America would beelected. But the wise sage also made another prediction in thesame prophecy, and in so doing, supports my long-held belief thatthe greatest pope in Vatican history will come from France. Thisis what he says:

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Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.49 ~

Nul de l'Espaigne mais de l'antique France
Ne sera esleu pour le tremblant nacelle,
A l'ennemi sera saicte fiance,
Qui dans son regne sera peste cruelle.

Not from Spain but from ancient France
Will be the one elected for the trembling ship,
To the enemy will be made a trust,
In whose reign will be a cruel plague.

When Nostradamusmentions a "trembling ship" in his quatrains and itspope, he is referring to a time when the Church is in danger ofbreaking up (schism) or being terribly troubled and its veryexistence threatened by world events. According to the Frenchprophet, when this state of affairs reaches its most criticalpoint, the Pope from Spain (or Latin America) will no longer bein power and a French pope shall be elected. This time of troublemay be happening quite soon as it seems clear that "theenemy" is either in Iraq, Iran or Syria. Then again, theenemy to which a promise is made may be Russia and VladimirPutin, who is much more capable of directly harming Europe andRome than any leader or group in the Middle East ... unless it isthe nation of Iran. The prophet Daniel warns that Persia (Iran)will eventually declare war on Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans.Why remains a mystery at this time. The same prophecy uses theHebrew word "Yawan" which can also be applied to SaudiArabia and Yemen. Iran and Saudi Arabia have nearly come to blowstwice since Arab Spring regarding the proxy war being fought inYemen.

As for the cruelplague, it will seep into Europe and America from either Asia orAfrica: possibly the current and dreaded epidemic from Chinareferred to as the Wuhan coronavrius orthe extremely deadly ebolawhich almost went pandemic in 2014. Both are horriblediseases to be feared, and their effects on the body are mostcruel indeed.

The implicationsof the last two lines are that there is little time left to thepope from the Spanish American nation of Argentina.

However, the birthname of the Pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio,gives additional information. I stated on this page thatthe next pope after Benedict would most likely be the oneNostradamus called "The Sabine" in thefollowing quatrain (and thus an Italian):

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Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.46 ~

Par chapeaux rouges querelles & nouveaux schismes,
Quand on aura esleu le Sabinois:
On produira contre lui grans sophismes,
Et sera Rome lesse par Albanois.

By red hats & quarrels, new schisms
When the Sabine will have been elected:
They will produce great sophism against him,
And Rome will be injured by Alba
(Scotland or Alba near Piedmont in NW Italy).

Although born anative of Argentina, the father of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio wasan Italian immigrant. Thus, Bergoglio is an Italian by birth.Also, choosing the name of Francis,shared by one of Italy's greatest patron saints (St.Francis of Assisi) strongly ties the newpope to Italy in a way nopreceding Italian pope has ever aspired to do.

St.Francis was also, and perhaps even more powerfully,linked to that province of Rome settled by theancient Sabines: the province of Sabinaand the beautiful Sabine Hills.

Sabina, the regionin the Sabine Hills of Latium named for the Sabines, is theancient territory that today is still identified mainly with theNorth-Eastern Province of Rome and the Province of Rieti, Lazio.

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ViaFranchigena

This is the pathtaken by St. Francis when he walked from Assisi to Rome topetition the Pope. Unlike most of the public footpaths in Italy,it is well-marked and the final section cuts right through theSabine Hills.

TheFranciscan Sanctuaries

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (9)St. Francis ofAssisi was attracted by the Sabina regionabove all other partsof Italy.

The Sabine hillssaw the first Franciscan preaching and the religious prayer thatFrancis addressed to God from the wildest and most inaccessiblenatural surroundings.

Following in thefootsteps of St. Francis through the “Valle Santa”(Sacred Valley), visitors will be amazed by nature and mysticism.The area still preserves four sanctuaries which are a widespreadevidence of the presence of the Saint during the early part ofhis life. Francis, during his long stay in Sabina left importanttraces which legend has tended to amplify.

By identifyinghimself with St. Francis of Assisi, the new pope has also linkedhis identitiy to the Sabine pope of Nostradamus' Quatrain 5.46.He is the Sabine.

When I saw themild, benevolent expression on the bespectacled face of Francis,I immediately recalled another pope who looked much like him: theill-fated Pope John Paul I, who diedmysteriously 33 days after being installed, officially of naturalcauses. However, it has been alleged by many that he had actuallybeen murdered by poison. John Paul I was the last pope toinaugurate a name never before used (John Paul); in 2013, PopeFrancis followed suit.

Quatrain 5.46indicates that Pope Francis will be greatly harmed by both falseaccusations concerning his person and ministry and also due to aGreat Schism. It is not certain at this time whether it is he ora succeeding pope who will have to flee from Rome, reigning inexile for 25 months before returning to a Rome and Vatican inruins from a coming great global war.

Seeing the spectreof Pope John Paul I in the face of Pope Francis is not at allreassuring. Like Francis, John Paul I too presented as a humbleshepherd and, as Nostradamus warned, died through "too muchgoodness."

Why might there bea "schism" in the Vatican and the Catholic Church?

We saw thebeginnings of a possible schism immediately prior to, during, andbriefly following the election of Pope Francis. To anyone payingattention, the Church at that time was rocked by sex scandals andwas not far from plunging into a schism. In connection with thethreat of a new schism, one of Nostradamus' use of the word Albanoisis Alba, the old name for the country of Scotland,which in February 2013 suddenly became quiterelevant.

The headlines saidit all: Vatican Rocked by Resignation of ScottishArchbishop; Britain'sTop Catholic Cleric Quits Amid Unfolding Sex Scandal!

Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Scotland resigns amidst scandal

Allvoices | Edinburgh : United Kingdom | Feb 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM PST

With Pope Benedict XVI ready to step down as the leader of the Catholic Church on Thursday, February 28, the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years, scandal has hit his resignation and the selection of a new pope, as today, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the Scottish Catholic Church, announced his own resignation amidst allegations that go back three decades.

Scheduled to make his way to Rome for the papal conclave that would elect the new pope sometime before Easter, Cardinal O’Brien had come under fire for allegations of “inappropriate behavior” towards priests, stemming back to the 1980s, with calls for him not to take part in the vote that would elect the new pope. And with the announcement of the Cardinal’s resignation, which would take immediate effect, this has come to pass, as he will not take part in the conclave, leaving the Scottish Catholic Church and indeed Britain without representation at the papal vote.

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In a statementreleased by Cardinal O’Brien, the Cardinal said that he hadalready submitted his resignation to the Pope as archbishop ofSt. Andrews and Edinburgh, to come into effect next month, whenthe Cardinal turns 75; however, the Pope ordered that theCardinal’s resignation take immediate effect.

CardinalO’Brien asked forgiveness of those he had offended, saying,"I have valued the opportunity of serving the people ofScotland and overseas in various ways since becoming a priest.Looking back over my years of ministry: For any good I have beenable to do, I thank God. For any failures, I apologise to allwhom I have offended. I do not wish media attention in Rome to befocused on me - but rather on Pope Benedict XVI and on hissuccessor.”

So how badly wasthe Vatican injured? The keyword is injured. I would saywithout the inclusion of Britain in the March 2013 enclave toelect the current pope, it was very injurious indeed.

Now, once again,there are signs that the sexual misconduct controversy may bereturning to pave the way for a "great Schism."

The other meaningof Albanois is the town of Alba in Piedmont, located innorthwestern Italy. It may be from here that an antipope willlaunch a viscious slander against Pope Francis and begin anactual splitting in the Church.

ConcludingQuatrain 5.46, what "great sophistry"might be aimed against the new pope?

We cannot possiblyimagine how important the prophecies of Malachymay be to some of those who have elected Pope Francis.

It is clear somefaction wished to make it appear that then-Cardinal JosephRatzinger would be associated with GloriaOlivae ... even down to the detail ofhaving him take the name of Benedict (after theBenedictine order). When a dove, the symbol of peace associatedwith the olive branch, recently perched on a window sill near theformer pope and then was attacked in full view of thousands by aseagull, this hit home the failure of Gloria Olivae tobring about world peace or even a regional peace to the MiddleEast. Indeed, if ever there was a protracted period of time sincethe Second World War when events could easily fall into place tocreate a third more terrible global conflict, the time is now.

Someone knewthat the year 2013 would be an extremely dangerous one for a pope... Benedict or any other pope.

Thus, PopeBenedict elected to "die" via rassegnazione,probably with some degree of urging.

Further down onthis page I have set forth an exhaustive amount of evidence thatthere are those in the Vatican who have allowed nine antipopes tolong ago be attributed with mottos listed by Malachy intendedexclusively for future popes ... and not antipopes. I alsodiscuss how Benedict XVI was actually "Lumenin Cælo" (and provide examples of the naturalphenonema that support this claim).

Because CardinalBergoglio is of Italiandescent and has identified himself with Italy's Patronsaint, Francis of Assisi, it is possible therewill be those who will say he is Malachy's final pope PetrusRomanus ('Peter of Rome'). Isay no. But it is clear some sort of Vatican spin is makingit appear that Francis is the last and final pope onMalachy's list.

Pope Francis visits St. Peter's tomb under Vatican

AP/ April 1, 2013, 4:01 PM

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday took an emotional, close-up look at the tomb of Peter, the church's first pontiff, buried beneath St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican said.

By doing so, Francis became the first pontiff to visit the necropolis, where pagans and early Christians were buried, since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago, the Vatican said.

The 45-minute "visit of devotion to the tomb of St. Peter" was private, the Vatican said, but it later released a video of it.

The basilica was built over the location where early Christians would gather in secret, at a time of persecution in ancient Rome, to pray at an unmarked tomb believed to be that of Peter, the apostle Jesus chose to lead his church.

The Vatican first said Francis would pray at Peter's tomb, but later said he prayed instead in the basilica.

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The new pope `'paused in silent prayer, in profound and emotional meditation" in the Clementine Chapel in the vast basilica that is `'the closest place (in the basilica) to the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles," it said.

During a tour of the necropolis conducted by its director and an Italian cardinal, the pope "climbed up a bit, got closer to the place where the tomb of St. Peter lies, exactly under the central altar and the dome of the basilica," the Vatican said.

Francis walked down the entire main street of the ancient city of the dead, the statement said.

The streets of the necropolis are similar to those of ancient Rome, only they are flanked by tombs instead of shops and apartments.

The Vatican said Francis walked to the necropolis entrance from the hotel on the Vatican grounds where he lives, took the tour and later — after paying homage at the tombs of several popes in another underground level known as the grottoes, including Pius XII, Paul XVI and John Paul I — strolled back to his residence.

St. Peter's mission was to continue to preach the message of Jesus and reach more souls.

Francis, as aJesuit, is steeped in the evangelizing mission of the church, andthe necropolis tour brings him back to the origins of the churchin its simplest years as a community of Christians professingtheir faith in defiance of the crackdown by Roman emperors.

Peter himself wasamong the Christian martyrs during Nero's reign. He is believedto have been crucified, head down, on the Vatican hill.

Constantine, thefirst Christian emperor, had an early basilica built on theslopes of the Vatican Hill, burying the pagan and Christiancemetery — necropolis means `city of the dead' — thatsurrounded Peter's burial site.

The currentbasilica, named after St. Peter, was constructed over the earlierbasilica that was deemed unsafe and demolished in the late 15thcentury.

The Baroque masterarchitect Bernini designed the bronze canopy over the centralaltar over the spot of Peter's burial site. The current basilicawas planned as an awe-inspiring monument that would project theimage of a powerful church.

Under popes of thelast century, extensive excavations were carried out of thesprawling necropolis. In 1965, archaeologists said they had foundthe bones of Peter in an area near an ancient Greek inscriptionsaying `'Peter is here."

Being associatedwith the Vatican's most apocalyptic papal figure would leave thenew pope vulnerable to false accusations and debates from bothwithin and outside the Church. Nothing he does will seem right,especially if a world war breaks out, for it will be falselybelieved that he is the Pope who will help usher in the end ofthe world. For some he will become a source of fear rather thanof love and admiration (as he currently is now). Hewill also become the perfect target of assassination for those inthe world today who hold great hatred towards Christendom andhave only contempt for The Gospels of Jesus and The Book ofRevelation!

Ironically, evenas Ignis Ardens, his true Malachy motto(if there are any true Malachy mottos), it willbe difficult for him to distance himself from such an associationshould there be the hellfire of a war that possibly becomesnuclear or a fire from heaven in the form of an asteroid impactaccompanied by a hail of meteors. As the shadows of war spreadoutwards from Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Eastern and CentralEurope, Russia, China, and North Korea, the world is beingprepared for a truly horrific global war which could quicklyturn nuclear.

As for an asteroidimpact: one may occur at any time. On February 15,2013, five months prior to the 105th anniversaryof The Tunguska Event, we witnessed ahuge meteorite exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russia(which we may well call 'The Chelyabinsk Event').Perhaps an even larger asteroid, like the one believed to haveimpacted Siberia in 1908, is yet to strike the earth, along withmany smaller meteorites.

Also, judging fromkeywords I have discovered used to search this page, there arethose who even believe the next pope will be "thefalse prophet" from the Book of Revelation.That would be quite a sophistry indeed if taken seriously!

A lot has happenedin the seven years since February 11, 2013,and even more can happen yet.

How long may PopeFrancis reign if he is the schismatic pope? No one knows forcertain, but his death may be linked to a coming schism in theChurch.

Nostradamuscontinues his prophecy of the Sabine pope:

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Nostradamus, Quatrain 8.93 ~

Sept mois sans plus obtiendra prelature,
par son deces grand schisme sera naistre:
Sept mois tiendra un autre la preture,
pres de Venise paix union renaistre.

Seven months without further prelature obtained,
Through his death a great schism will arise:
For seven months another acts as prelate,
Near Venice, peace and union are reborn.

According toNostradamus, a pope, if not Pope Francishimself, will die during "the mother of allSchisms." As a result, there willeither be NO POPE at all or else an antipope will reign for sevenmonths. Why? Becausethere will be chaos in the Catholic Church!

It may well bethere will be a series of unsuccessful attempts at new papalelections, all doomed to failure. However, either at the start ofa seven-month schism or else following seven months of schism anddiscord, it will be decided that one will "act asprelate." What is unclear is whether the schismlasts 7 months with an antipope reigning or else7 months without a pope and then 7 months more with anantipope (for a total of 14 months).

It may be thatBenedict pontiff emeritus willbe called out of retirement to act as pope. Again, usingthe word "act" suggests an antipope or, in the case ofBenedict, a former living pope invested with the sameauthority he enjoyed as supreme pontiff. But if this does occur,he will technically be an antipope. Of course theantipope may well be the one who aimed great sophistry againstFrancis ... a cardinal from Alba, a town nearPiedmont in northwestern Italy.

After the reign ofthe antipope will come a new election and a new pope.

To this person maybe attributed the motto Religio depopulata("Religion Depopulated" or "Religion LaidWaste") ... indicating either a great loss of human lifeworldwide from various causes and/or mass execution andsacrificing of Christians.

This mayor may not be the Pope who flees the Vatican at the time of the"great star" prophesied by Nostradamus. If not,then that fate will fall to the next pope: Fidesintrepida ("IntrepidFaith"). However we cannot rule out thepossibility that both Religio depopulata andFides intrepida will be killed, one assassinated,the other a casualty of war.

EitherReligio depopulata or Fides intrepida will fleeRome for Avignon, France, takeup residence in the old papal castles of Avignon, France, wherepopes reigned in exile during the 14th century, and will dieduring an Islamic invasion of southern France after the fall ofMarseilles.

Personally, Ithink the following quatrain is about this future pope who willwitness the great star/two suns phenomenon on the night that heis forced to flee the Vatican:

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Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.41 ~

La grande etoile par sept jours bruslera,
Nuée fera deux soleils apparoir:
Le gros matin toute nuit hurlera,
Quand grand pontife changera de terroir.

The great star will burn for seven days,
The cloud will cause two suns to appear:
The great mastiff will howl all night,
When the great pontiff will change country.

Catholicprophecy abounds with warnings of a "great comet" or"great star." I will not print them all here, for thispage addresses specific warnings to the current pope or hisimmediate sucessor(s), but here are a few notable ones:

Rigordof St. Denis ~

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (15)A comet will beseen in heaven -- a star, that is, with a tail or appendage --and this apparition will signify destructions and tumults andhard strifes, and withholding of rains, and dryness of the earth,and mighty battles, and the flowing of blood upon the earth ofthe east, and from beyond the River Habor it will reach to thevery end of the west. And the just and the truly righteous willbe oppressed and will suffer persecutions, and the house ofprayer will be destroyed.

JohannFriede ~

Ofmankind there will be more dead than there have been casualtiesin all wars. In the abodes of the children of light, the Book ofRevelations will be read, and in the palaces of the Church theywill await the arrival of the great comet.

Hildegardof Bingen ~

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (16)Before theComet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scouredwith want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that isinhabited by people of different tribes and descent by anearthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will bedivided, and in great part submerged. That nation will also havemany misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the eastthrough a Tiger and a Lion. The Comet by its tremendous pressure,will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries,causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will befearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, andmost living creatures will be killed and even those who escapewill die from a horrible disease. For in none of these citiesdoes a person live according to the laws of God.

We will findscarcely any European prophets who do not agree with Nostradamusconcerning the flight of a future pope -- those who bother torelate an entire view of the great global war to come anyway. Itshould be noted that this flight from Rome always occurs duringthe height of World War III -- just prior to the"three days of darkness" and the great horrors thatfollow.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (17)Revelation8:10-11 ~

Thethird angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven,burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of therivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of thestar is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters becamewormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were madebitter.

Prophets likeAlois Irlmaier and Erna Stieglitz agree that a pope will fleeItaly when World War III comes to Europe. There is also anancient prophecy that describes what may be the slowing of theearth's rotation, something that researchers abscribe to thegravitational force exerted upon the earth by an object like abrown dwarf star, something that "Planet X" ispurported to be. Liber Vaticinationem QuodamInstinctumentis describes the sun"halting" in the heavens and terrible hot winds thatwill blow:

Norma 63:7

For the third (world war), the earth shakes,
The throat of the Gaul (France) is ravaged.
Many die fleeing from the awful winds,
The sun halts in its path in the heavens.

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It isthen said that the norma will die "when the wolf (Germany)is hacked to bits."

Thefiery invasion of southern France is echoed in this ancientdocument authored by an unknown clergyman in AD 346. It presagesthree world wars that will directly involve Germany, the firsttwo as an aggressor and the last as a defender of "theEmpire" against the invaders from the East.

Accordingto John of Vitiguerro (13th Century) after thisexiled pope's death, there will be no pope at all for 25months, after which a French pope is elected:

Thepope will change his residence and the Church will not bedefended for twenty-five months or more because, during all thattime there will be no Pope in Rome... After many tribulations, aPope shall be elected out of those who survived the persecutions.

The motto of this"great Pontiff" would be PastorAngelicus ("Angelic shepherd").Only then will "peace andunion" truly be "reborn."

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ThePapal Prophecies of St. Malachy

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (23)We are almost certainly obliged toaddress another prophetic issue I am sure is on the minds ofeveryone. And, once again, Nostradamus may have clarified some ofthe muddled controversies presented here.

Wellover three years have passed since the white smoke appeared and anew pope was introduced to the world, replacing an uncertainwinter season with a season of renewal and hope. That season hassince withered away and has been replaced by many seasons and yetanother summer of uncertainty and dread.

Wemust, unfortunately, respect the dark days ahead that may be instore for the entire planet. Pope Benedict XVI's olive branch ofpeace and reconciliation proved to be ineffective against thedangerous stratagems of evil men, of psychopaths, and of loversof war, and of a vast subculture dedicated to death rather thanlife.

Thusa new pope has come, one who needs as much support and aid aspossible to achieve his mission. For this is also a manwho has been placed in terrible danger by a convergence ofprophecies and, perhaps unwittingly, by the very Church heserves.

Unfortunately,four controversies become apparent due to an apparentclash between the prophecies of Malachy and those of the learnedscholar, doctor, astronomer, and prophet Michel de Notredame ... Nostradamus.

Controversy1

Thefirst, perhaps, is no longer much of a controversy at all.

Thereare too many popes -- at least seven of them --prophesied for the future by Nostradamus. That is far too many tobe fulfilled by Pope Francis, whom we aresupposed to conclude is none other than the final pope onMalachy's list known as Petrus Romanus ("Peterthe Roman").

However,I have learned it has apparently become the Vatican's officialposition that there may be an indeterminate time (and presumablya number of popes) between "Glory of the Olive" (ifthat was indeed Benedict XVI) and "Peter the Roman",whom they agree is the last pope.

Indeed,Nostradamus does not foresee the fall of the last Pope happeninguntil the final Antichrist comes to power in 2242 AD.

Thisis what he has to say about this final pope ("grand Vicairede la Cappe"):

Nostradamus, Quatrain 1.25 ~

Perdu trouvé, caché de si long siecle,
Sera Pasteur demi Dieu honoré:
Ains que la lune acheve son grand siecle,
Par austres vents sera deshonoré.

The lost thing is discovered, hidden many centuries,
The Pastor will be honoured as a demi-God:
This is when the moon achieves her great cycle,
By other winds (rumours) he shall be dishonoured.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (24) Nostradamus, Epistle to Henry II ~

The third Northern king, hearing the complaint of the people of his principal title, shall raise up so great an army, and defying the tradition of his predecessors, shall restore almost everything back into his estate. The great Vicar of the Cape shall be restored to his original estate, but desolate and then by all abandoned, shall return to find the Holy sanctuary [Rome] destroyed by Paganism, and the Old and New Testament will be thrust out and burnt. After that shall the Antichrist be the infernal prince. Again for the last time all the Kingdoms of Christianity shall tremble, even those of the infidels, for a space of 25 years ...

TheMoon completes its current 354-year cycle in 2242 ADunder the aegis of the Sun ("cycle of the sun"). In2243, the Moon begins yet another cycle under the aegis ofSaturn. The final Antichrist then is likely the beast ofRevelation 13 whose reign culminates with the war of Armageddonand the Second Coming of Christ in either 2245-46 AD (at theconclusion of a 42-month reign), 2249 AD (at the conclusion of a7-year reign), or else 2267 AD (at the end of a reign and a wartogether lasting 25 years).

Thus,we can see there is an extremely long period of timespanning the pontificates of Gloria Olivae (if that wasindeed Benedict XVI) and Petrus Romanus, some 230 years,if it is true many future popes between the two were not listedas the Vatican claims.

Controversy2

Thiscontroversy should begin with the phrase assumingBenedict XVI was really Gloria Olivae ...

Asit turns out, because Benedict did not die but insteadretired, it is possible that the prophesied office of GloriaOlivae did not likewise go into retirement, but was passedon along!

Ifso, Pope Francis would not actually be Petrus Romanus(Peter of Rome) but a continuation of Gloria Olivae ... GloriaOlivae II. This could explain why the Vatican has said thatbetween Gloria Olivae and Petrus Romanus may bean indeterminate number of popes! Francis has likewise indicatedthat he might consider retiring within the next three years.Retirement could prolong indefinitely a series of popes, somebeing pulled out of retirement temporarily as needed if anotherretires due to poor health. In the event of a great schism, therecould be enough retired popes to function as an emergency popeand one or more antipopes.

AbbotJoachim Merlin prophesied the coming of three angelic pastorswho would succeed a great French pontiff. Two of these threecould well be in retirement, functioning as "supportpontiffs" or "backup popes" to the one reigningpope.

Thus,the office of pope may now be in the process of undergoing atransformation, transitioning into a completely different kind ofoffice.

Controversy3

TheHidden Pope

Malachy saw fit to give the final pope on his list, Petrus Romanus, an entire sentence of description rather than only a motto. There is, in fact, a possible hidden pope in this prophecy:

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.

It is assumed that the "dreadful Judge" is none other than God. Yet according to many other prophecies, Rome will be destroyed and a pope elected in exile, a French pope, will return to rebuild Rome's papal palaces and residences.

Often called "the great Pontiff" he will assist another French figure known as the "great Monarch" after the end of World War III to restore peace, order, and law.

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Nostradamussays of this pope:

Nostradamus,Quatrain 6.28 ~

Thegreat Celt will enter into Rome
With a great mass of exiles and banished:
The great pastor will put to death every man
Who was united over the Alps against the cock.

So,clearly it can be seen that a "great pastor" willreturn to Rome in the post-war period and will indeed become a"dreadful judge" ... as he will have the power of lifeand death over the enemies of Christendom.

Controversy4

Thiscontroversy suggests that there are nine popes predicted byNostradamus who have yet to reign:

Inorder for Francis to be the 112th and final pope, Malachy wouldhave had to count all of the antipopes as well. Here arethe antipopes the Vatican applied Malachy's legends to:

They are:

Victor IV (1159-1164)
Paschal III (1164-1168)
Callistus III (1168-1178)
Nicholas V (1328-1330)
Clement VII (1378-1394)
Benedict XIII (1394-1423)
Alexander V (1409-1410)
John XXIII (1410-1415)
Felix V (1440-1449)

That is 9 antipopes.

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Threeof these reigned at the same time. One of the three, InnocentIII (1179-1180), is listed by the Vatican, but noMalachy motto was attached to him. Another, who is called a counteranti-pope, Benedict XIV (1425-1430),is also listed bythe Vatican but not given a Malachy description. Thus, 9 out of11 antipopes were given mottoes as though they were actual popes.

DidMalachy really foresee the future of these antipopes and regardthem as legitimate heirs of St Peter and apply mottos to each ofthem? I doubt it. He was predicting an orderly lineof legitimate papal succession. Half of theseantipopes actually confused the line of succession and,of course, were not legitimate heirs of the Holy See.

Malachyprophesied 112 POPES to follow Celestine II -- NOT 103 POPES and 9 OUT OF11 ANTIPOPES!

Ifwe are to take Malachy seriously, therefore, we are currently onpope number 103, not pope 112.

Ifthis is true then Pope Benedict XVI was really Lumenin cælo ("Light in the Heavens").Indeed, only 20 months after becoming pope, the brightest cometsince Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1965 appeared in the northern andsouthern hemispheres in January 2007. CometMcNaught was so bright it could even beseen overhead in a clear blue sky during the day. The mysteriousand ghostly Comet Holmes followed in October 2007 in theconstellation Perseus.

Then,only hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation,lightning struck the top of St. Peter’s Basilica at theVatican. Four days later, people were greeted by the blindingflash of a large meteorite exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Lumenin cælo is to be followed by theapocalyptic-sounding Ignis ardens("Burning Fire") ... which can mean anything from anuclear war to fiery meteors plunging to earth from the skies.

Ignisardens would then be the true motto for thecurrent pontiff of Rome, Pope Francis. With World War IIIseemingly only months or a few years away, we may find the mottowill be most applicable.

AfterIgnis ardens, more ominously comes Religio depopulata("Religion Depopulated" or "Religion LaidWaste") ... indicating either a great loss of human lifeworldwide from various causes and/or mass execution andsacrificing of Christians, not unlike what occurred during thereign of Nero, the French Revolution, or the Nazi genocide ofJews during the Second World War.

Afterthis would come Fides intrepida (Intrepid Faith)who apparently will also come to an earlyand dreadful end. After a period of 25 months with no pope at allhe is followed by the "great Pontiff" of so manyprophecies, Pastor angelicus (AngelicShepherd), who will reign alongside thefuture "greatMonarch" who will bring an end to WorldWar III:

Ancient Irish (authorunknown) ~

The close ofthe war finds a Celt in the Chair of Peter. He is the mostperfect of all the popes; chosen miraculously amidst chaos. Anangel in human form, he shall be called "PapaAngelorum." This Celt is not an Irish Celt butone born in Galicia, and the only Celt to occupy Peter's throne.He shall, like Peter of old, take his staff and his scrip, andwith a few companions start out to reconcile the nations.

Busto~

Theangelic Pope shallplace an imperial crown on his head.

AbbotJoachim Merlin ~

Hewill be the joy of God's elect. This angelicpope will preach the gospel in everycountry. Through his zeal and solicitude the Greek Church shallbe forever reunited to the Catholic Church ... This holy Popeshall be both pastor and reformer. Through him the East and Westshall be in everlasting concord. The city of Babylon shall thenbe the head and guide of the world. Rome, weakened in temporalpower, shall forever preserve her spiritual dominion, and shallenjoy great peace. During these happy daysthe Angelic Pope shall be able to addressto Heaven prayers full of sweetness. The dispersed nation shallalso enjoy tranquillity. Six and a half years after this time thePope will render his soul to God. The end of his days shallarrive in an arid province, situated between a river and a lakenear the mountains ...

Histhree immediate successors shall be men of exemplary holiness.One after the other will be models of virtue, and shall workmiracles, confirming the teaching of their predecessors. Undertheir government the Church shall spread, and these Popes shallbe called the Angelic Pastors.

CapuchinFriar (1776)

Bythe Catholic clergy and people the true andlawful Pope will be elected, who shall be a man of great holinessand goodness of life ... A scion of theCarlovingian race, by all considered extinct, will come to Rometo behold and admire the clemency of this Pontiff, who will crownhim, and declare him to be the legitimate Emperor of the Romans,and from the Chair of St. Peter, the Pope will lift up thestandard, the crucifix, and will give it to the new emperor. Thisnew emperor, with the robust Italian and French people, and withthose of other nations, will form a most Powerful host, calledthe Church Army, through which he shall destroy the OttomanEmpire, all heresies, and shall also totally defeat the Emperorof the North, who is called Mystic Antichrist. The abovementioned new emperor, with the assistance of God and of thePope, will cooperate to the reformation of abuses; will assumethe management of the temporal government; will assign a decentpension to the Supreme Pontiff, and also the bishops and clergy:and they all, being detached from earthly covetousness, will livein peace, which shall last till the end of time.

Thethree future "angelic popes" who shall follow Pastorangelicus will be Pastor et Nauta ("Pastorand Mariner"), Flos florum ("Flowerof Flowers"), and De medietate Lunæ ("ofthe Half Moon") ... applied erroneously to John XXIII, PaulVI, and John Paul I.

Iftrue, the late pope, Saint John Paul II, wasnot De labore Solis("Labour of the Sun") but actuallyCrux de Cruce ("Cross ofCrosses") ... which would make SaintJohn Paul II the "Pope of Popes" and one of thegreatest popes in all of papal history.

Thereforethe bizarre legend De balneis hetruriae("theBath of Etruria"), mistakenly applied to Pope Gregory XVI,would be applied to Pope John Paul I, whose pontificate lastedonly 33 days. So short and unexpected a reign was his that themotto was likely never fulfilled.

Manybelieve John Paul I was murdered. Long after Malachy listed thelegend De medietate Lunae ("of the HalfMoon") which was applied by theVatican to John Paul I, anunknown Vatican scholar updated the description by adding thecryptic line "and future victim."Anotherexample of forcing a prophecy by adding a brief descriptivephrase. Even so, could it be that if he had lived a longer lifeand reigned a longer reign, that John Paul I (as Debalneis hetruriae) wouldhave been murdered in a bath inTuscany (similar to how Jean-Paul Marat was assassinated byCharlotte Corday)?

Inany event, if Benedict XVI was "Light in the Heaven"and Francis is "Burning Fire," that means there are 9more popes remaining after the reign of Francis.

Thatis consistent with what I find in Nostradamus' prophecies. I can easilyfind nine (9) popes who have yet to reign. I have written anarticle about each of them on Nostradamus NOW Archives 1.

Nowthat the potential folly of strictly adhering to Malachy'sprophecies has been revealed, we can focus again on Quatrain 2.97(The Rose Prophecy) and the Third Secret of Fatima.

Similarities,Differences Between Quatrain 2.97 and the Third Secret of Fatima

Obviously,Pope Francis, or any successor, must avoid extensive traveling tocities that match the profile provided by Nostradamus or theBlessed Virgin in the Third Secret of Fatima. Not only will thePope be assassinated but so too will all clergy peopleaccompanying him ("you and yours").

Thisshared assassination of the pope and his clergypeople ("you and yours")is what Quatrain 2.97 and the Third Secret of Fatima have incommon. Another thing they both have in common is that neitherprophecy has yet been fulfilled.

However,there are strikingdifferences (or at least striking omissions).

Nostradamusnever mentions that the city is half-destroyed. He never saysanything about a pope climbing a holy mountain in Quatrain 2.97... or in any other quatrain. The Fatima vision,likewise, makes no mention of the city being watered by tworivers nor does it make reference in any fashion to a rose.

Thus,it is entirely possible that Francis could be the pope ofQuatrain 2.97 and his successor could be the "Bishop InWhite" who appears in the Third Secret of Fatima. Eitherthat or else one man, Francis or a successor, may be the popefound in both prophecies.

BecauseNostradamus forsees a number of popes to follow Francis,rather than Francis being the final pope named "Peter ofRome" listed by Malachy, it is even possible that Quatrain2.97 and the Fatima prophecy are about two successors of Francisand that Francis will die a natural death like John Paul II oreven retire like Benedict XVI did. Francis has already discussedhis possible retirement within the next three years with the newsmedia.

Itis impossible to be entirely certain.

Whatis the meaning of the Rose?

Asdiscussed above, "the Rose" may simply be a seasonaldating clue, indicating late spring or possibly summer (or morespecifically late May/early June) as the timethe Pope will be in danger of succumbing to the prophecy.

Thenagain, "the Rose" appears in several other Nostradamusquatrains and is used in a far more mysterious manner, as with Quatrain5.96: "The rose above the middle of thegreat world."

Thus,it could signify something of a mystical nature ... or an actualperson: the late Princess Diana.

Onething has come to my attention: the Rose may function as a keythat helps us connect some very important dots. After we reviewthe possible meanings of the Rose, we shall discuss two otherquatrains linked together by the rose symbol ... for oneof the three roseprophecies actually appears to tell usWHERE the city "watered by two rivers" may be located.

England's Rose. I have long established apossible connection between the Pope and the late Princess ofWales because of the "rose" clue in the final line ofQuatrain 2.97.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (27)Thereis a seperate prophecy by Nostradamus that tells of a time thatwill come when an apparition of a beloved and famous woman willbe seen by millions of people above her grave and that she willspeak to them. Could this woman be the late PrincessDiana being witnessed by a multitude at her islandgrave at Althorp? This may begin a time when what Nostradamuscalls "the Temple of Diana" will become a new religionor Diana will be made an Anglican saint. It may well be that whenthis apparition appears, or the new church or sect beginsattracting followers, that will be the time the Pope isassassinated.

Clickhere for a three-sectionpresentation on the relationship of "the rose" toPrincess Diana and Pope Francis; more on the coming apparition;what may be the "new Diana," actress and ambassador AngelinaJolie, and Diana's actual replacement,Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge,recently-wedded to her eldest and favorite son, PrinceWilliam; and what prophecy says about the tragic deathof "The Rose" in a Paris tunnel.

InNovember 1999, a critical dream vision emailed to me by Conorconcerning three stages in the relationship between apope and a young woman who is only a ghostly spirit in the finalstage, has suggested what may well be a psychic connectionbetween Diana and John Paul II, Diana and Benedict XVI, andpossibly Diana and Francis -- one that I believe may establish Parisor Avignon as the city of this pope's doom rather than acity in Iraq or Syria. To view this vision open a Dream Window.

TheMystical Rose. The lady who is associated with "theRose" and who appears in Conor's dreammay instead be the Virgin Mary. If the day ofthe Rosa Mystica is taken literally,the Pope or his successor may be assassinated on the specificdates of July13, 2016 or July 13, 2018. Click here to learn more of the RosaMystica and its possible relationship to Quatrain 2.97.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (28)The Rosy Cross. The emblem of theRosicrucian Order, alsoknown as The Order of the Rose and the Cross.Founded in the 15th Century, its mystical rites influenced theFreemasonic societies. However, it is claimed that its truebeginning was in 46 AD as a gnostic Christian sect that alsoembraced Hermeticism (ancient Egyptian mystery beliefs). Today'sRosicrucian orders, and there are many, are either Christian orthey are far afield from Christianity (the Golden Dawn, forexample) and exalt the magical arts.

It is stronglybelieved by many that Nostradamus was secretly a ChristianRosicrucian as a number of letters from him to his clients inferan association by the prophet, not to Catholicism, but toLutheranism. That, combined with heremetic symbology and ritesfound in a number of his verses indicates this was likely so.

The French seerwas among an obscure group in the 16th Century that preserved thesecret wisdom of the ancients as well as the original tenets ofChristianity ... which included the concept of reincarnation.

ChristianGnostics believed that if spiritual resurrection was not attainedin one lifetime, then the soul would be subjected to as manyreincarnations as neccessary until spiritual rebirth is attained.In The Apocalypse of Paul, the apostle Paul describeswitnessing the soul of a deceased person in a place called the"the fourth heaven" being reincarnated by angelicbeings. The apostle Mark relates accounts of secret rites andindoctrinations into the mysteries of the Kingdom of God by Jesusand of people other than Lazurus who were brought backfrom the dead. All of these writings were removed from what wouldbe considered for the next 1700 years as The Holy Bible andconsigned to Old Testament Apocrypha and New Testament Apocrypha.However, it is alleged that the Church fathers did not destroythese writings but held them in secret or hid them until suchtime the world would be ready for their release. Some of thesewritings have yet to be found. Others remain guarded by secretreligious orders or even by the Catholic Church itself.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (29)Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (30)The Gilded Rose(aka The Rose of Rialp). A sign given by God to Fr Josemaria Escriva,founder of Opus Dei, an order operatingwithin today's Catholic Church. The Opus Dei emblem is a cross inthe circle of the world above a rose which symbolises Opus Deiwomen.

Factand fiction are blurred, but the order founded in 1928 may be arevived secret sect that kept concealed over the centuries thenow badly-guarded "secret" that Jesus may have beenmarried to Mary Magdalene and had children and kept hidden thedescendants of this Merovingian bloodline.

Controversiesabout Opus Dei have centered around criticisms of its allegedsecretiveness, its recruiting methods, the alleged strict rulesgoverning members, the practice by celibate members ofmortification of the flesh, its alleged elitism and misogyny, thealleged right-leaning politics of most of its members, and thealleged participation by some in authoritarian or extremeright-wing governments, especially the Francoist Government ofSpain until 1978. Within the Catholic Church, Opus Dei is alsocriticized for allegedly seeking independence and more influence.(Source:Wikipedia).

Popicon Madonna isreportedly fascinated by this "church within theChurch" and may be seeking membership, even as her Kabbalahorganisation falls to legal actions and investigations. Could itmean that Opus Dei will be merged with Kabbalah by Madonna tosomehow create a "world religion" around the same timethe Pope is assassinated? Or will the Hermetic mysteries,symbolised by the Rose, be made knowledge to the world by today'sRosicrucian orders and Freemason societies?

Where is the city betweentwo rivers located?

Unfortunately,we can only speculate about this city. There are a number ofcities "watered by two rivers."

Twonations where two large rivers are an important feature thatspring immediately to mind are Iraq and France. There is noquestion that the clairvoyant saw many important future eventstaking place in Mesopotamia -- a region he was quiteconcerned about and predicted would be a major battleground in afuture war. Although both Syria and Iraq make up this part of theworld, he is more specific when he identifies the Mesopotamiannation as being "a land between two rivers" (obviouslythe Tigris and Euphrates).

Unfortunately,there is no modern Iraqi city that is watered by two rivers orthe Tigris and Euphrates. There is a small town named Qurnawhere the two rivers meet and form the Shatt al-Arab.According to legend, this is the site of the Garden of Eden. Butfar from being a city, it is barely more than a village and waspartially destroyed during the US invasion of 2003. If it were acity, and not a town, it would probably qualify as the cityhalf-destroyed in the Third Secret of Fatima. Not far away is thecity of Basrah, also partially depopulated bywar. There is also the site of the ancient city of Babylon,where exiled Jews lamented by the banks of its rivers their lossof Zion. Initial work on Babylon's restoration was begun by thelate Saddam Hussein in 1983, but three wars, one with Iran andtwo with the United States, destroyed some of the progress thatwas made and stalled further construction. Still, plans arecurrently underway by the US and the Iraqi government torebuild Babylon as a tourist attraction andentertainment center ... to bring to fruition the dream pursuedby Saddam. Lastly, there is the city of Baghdad,the capital of the "land between two rivers" (Iraq),although only the Tigris River runs through it.

Asfor France, Paris is watered by the two majorrivers Seine and Marne.

AnotherFrench city that figures prominently in Nostradamus' quatrainsconcerning France and the Vatican is Avignon. Itlies within the V formed by the rivers Rhone and Durance.

InGreece, the great city of Athens is watered bytwo rivers, the Kifisos and Ilisos.

InNorth America, the huge metropolis of Montrealin Quebec, Canada lies on the junction of two rivers: the StLawrence and the Ottawa.

Thereare many others to be found throughout the world.

Whereis the city where there is a nearby mountain with a cross at itssummit?

Again,there are many such cities all over the world.

Isthere a city watered by two rivers with a nearby mountain with across at its summit?

Returningto the city of Paris, the holy mountain, assuggested by a viewer, may well be the hill of theSacre Couer Cathedral. Paris also is the city ofDiana's death ("the Rose") and now thesite of several Diana shrines of great significance.

Alsoin France, the holy mountain of Avignon, assuggested by another viewer, could well be Le rocherdes Doms which looks a lot like the one ofprophecy. As for the cross at the top of Le rocher des Doms, itlikely belongs to the Cathedrale Notre Dame des Doms.

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Accordingto the Third Secret of Fatima, the city in question will behalf-destroyed. In the case of Paris, a huge metropolis with apopulation of 2,249,975, the French prophet warns that a second,dreadful revolution will plague the great city again, which willbe surrounded by foreign troops that will allow its own people toburn it to the ground. At Avignon, a city of 92,000, a terribleMuslim invasion will bring military destruction there as well.

Montreal,a huge, sprawling, cosmopolitan city between two rivers, iswell-known for its holy mountain. The MountRoyal Cross is a monument on top of Mount Royal inMontreal, Quebec, Canada. It stands at the northeastern edge ofthe mountain, overlooking the east end of Montreal. The currentcross stands 103 feet tall. It was converted to fibre-optic lightin 1992, allowing the cross to be lit in red, blue or purple. Thecross is usually illuminated in white; the new computerisedsystem permits it to be changed to any colour, including thepurple traditionally used between the death of the Pope and theelection of the new Pope.

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Howfrightful, indeed, it would be if the half-destroyed metropolisof prophecy is Montreal ... with a population in 2013of 1,717,767.This would indeed indicate World War III had begun.

TheSecond Rose Prophecy Indicates Athens May Be The City

However,if we look at our second "rose" prophecy byNostradamus, it becomes apparent that the city in question maywell be ATHENS ... in the nation of Greece. Pope John Paul IIvisited this great city in 2001, but Pope Benedict XVI did notand Pope Francis has yet to visit there ... and he might notuntil the fatal blooming of "the Rose" takes place.

Nostradamus,Quatrain 5.31 ~

Throughthe land of Attica, leader of wisdom, which at present is therose of the world: The Pontiff ruined
and his great pre-eminence, to be subjugated and a shipwreck inthe waves.

Athens,the capital and largest city in Greece, is located in thesoutheastern part of the country along the Attic plain. Three ofits sides are mountainous, the Parnis, Penteli and HymettosMountains, and two rivers, the Kifisos andIlisos, flow throughout the city. It has a huge population of3,737,550.

Athensis truly a city watered by two rivers.

Thatis all that is required for it to be the city described inQuatrain 2.97.

Butcould it also be the city of the Fatima vision ... a city where asacred mountain can be accessed?

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Thereis no notable cross at the top of any of the three mountainslisted above, although there are several monastaries. The nearestmountain in Greece that does have a cross at its peak is manymiles away on the Greek island of Rhodes (which is obviously noton the Attica plain and quite close to Turkey). However, in 1925,high above Mount Hymettus, just outside of Athens, there was agigantic cross seen for the space of half an hour.

Onthe night of September 14, 1925, above the top of Mount Hymettus,over 2,000 of the Faithful witnessed a miracle from God: it tookthe form of a huge, radiant Byzantine cross:

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (37)One of the most astounding signs from God took place during the all-night vigil for the feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, in the year 1925. In the little country chapel of St. John the Theologian at the foot of Mt. Hymettus (which was then miles outside of Athens, but which is now deep within the city limits-so much has the city grown. The section is called St. John Holargos) over two thousand people had gathered to celebrate the feast according to the old calendar reckoning. When Archbishop Papadopoulos got wind of it, he sent a message to the Minister of Interior Affairs, who in turn sent the police to disperse the crowd and arrest the priest. When the police arrived and saw the size of the crowd, they decided to wait until the morning to arrest the priest.

At midnight, just when the procession for Litya was taking place, the people who were standing outside in the court of the little chapel suddenly saw a giant cross forming in the heavens directly above their heads. The Cross, which was lying horizontally, stretched from the little chapel to above the peak of Mt. Hymettus, and was in the form of the Byzantine Cross, with three straight cross-bars. When the people saw it-it was most brilliant and radiant in appearance-they all cried out in fear. The procession and the service came to a stop, and the people fell on their knees weeping and chanting Kyrie eleison. The police, also, became so terrified that they literally threw down their weapons and with tears began to pray with the others. For a half-hour the Cross remained thus in the sky and then slowly began to raise itself until it finally stood straight up and down, and then it slowly disappeared.

Could theanswer to the riddle of the cross in the Third Secret of Fatimabe that the cross itself is a miracle? Imagine Pope Francis or asuccessor deciding one day to celebrate the 1925 Miracle of theCross of Mount Hymettus by visiting Athens and then touring theslope and peak of the holy mountain ... a mountain whose slopesare inside Athens itself (just like the mountain in the ThirdSecret of Fatima, accessible from the "half-destroyed"city). From its top one can see all of Athens, the tops of theother mountains, and even as far southwest as the Peloponnese.

When weread the Third Secret of Fatima, it becomes apparent that theCross itself transcends reality, being attended by angelic beingsassociated with Martyrdom and the sealing of souls.

Thus,there need be no cross at all ... the cross the Pope and hisentourage may be paying homage to in the Fatima prophecy may bethe miraculous one that appeared upon the feast of the Exaltationof the Precious Cross. Or could it be that a great monument willbe erected there to commemorate the 1925 miracle ... a giantcross?

A futurepapal trip to Athens and Mount Hymettus could well mark anotheroccasion of importance: an effort to merge the Greek OrthodoxChurch and Roman Catholic Church ... thereuniting of the Eastern and Western Roman Empire.Pope Benedict made great strides at the task John Paul II helddear: the reunification of the Roman Catholic Church and theAnglican Communion. Will Francis one day reconcile with the GreekOrthodox Church? This pope seems to be all about unification.

If Athensis the city half-destroyed, then this pope or another will diethere "in the land of Attica" at a pivotal moment offuture history, for there may be a biblical prophecy thatcoincides with the murderous attack by soldiers upon him and hisentourage.

Daniel11:2 ~

Andnow will I show thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yetthree kings in Persia: and the fourth shall be far richer thanthey all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir upall against the realm of Grecia.

World War IIIwill either begin or be well under way when a declaration of warby Iran (Persia) is made against Greece, Macedonia,Turkey, and the European Union. When Iran invades Macedonia andGreece, Russia will invade Germany and Austria.

The ThirdRose Prophecy Indicates a Great Revelation

Nostradamus,Quatrain 5.96 ~

Therose above the middle of the great world, for new deeds bloodpublicly shed: To speak the truth
they will have closed mouths, then at the time of need theawaited one will come late.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (38)Although one meaning, aswe will discover, concerns the murder of Princess Diana("the Rose") in Paris, another concerns a religiouscult, a spectacular suicide, and the release of a greatrevelation.

It was reportedin 2011 by various news sources that a 1970s Americanmind-control cult similar to Scientology called "TheRose of the World" remains active in othercountries, including Russia. An investigation by filmmaker PeterPomerantsev has concluded without a doubt that Russian supermodelRuslana Korshunova, who leaptto her death from a building site adjacent to her 9th floorManhattan apartment on June 28, 2008, belonged to this cult. Sotoo did another prominent model, Anastasia Drozdova,a close friend of Ruslana's, who also leapt to her death in 2009.Both were members of the cult, Rose of the World.

Ruslanaallegedly wrote the following on her web page before leaping toher death: "My dream is to fly. Oh, myrainbow it is too high." A search of Anastasia'sroom yielded the following cryptic message from Roseof the World: "Anastasia,your lullaby is winter's end. You're on your way."

Ruslana's bodywas found 8.5 metres from the building from which she fell.

Pomerantsevhad this to say about Ruslana's alleged suicide"jump":

"8.5meters? That's not a fall. That's a leap. That's almost flight.She didn't stand on the ledge and take a step off. She took a runand soared."

Manhattanis the financial centre of the world ("middle of the greatworld"). Ruslana Korshunova's blood was shed publicly, butfor what "new deeds" remains a mystery.

Meantime,the return of Jesus Christ was falsely anticipated to occur onMay 21, 2011. However, as Nostradamus assures us, He will comemuch later than anyone dares to imagine.

In some way,this "rose revelation" may be a warning to the currentpope that a "two rivers" city or "Holycross mountain" must be avoided. It could be functioning asa timing clue, just as the time when the roses bloom (May/June)also does.

Unplanned,spontaneous trips could be extemely dangerous. One example of howsuch a trip could have been disastrous was the former PopeBenedict's June 2011 journey to Croatia and considered visit tonearby Medjugorje.

The timing ofthis papal visit to Zagreb was potentially dangerous had PopeBenedict decided to take a train or plane afterwards toMedjugorje and then climb Medjugorje Cross Mountain,the highest Golgotha in Bosnia-Herzegovina.Especially in light of the following revelation:

Student arrestedahead of Papal visit to Croatia

Cache of guns found but police have notconfirmed if they have halted an assassination attempt on HolyFather

Scottish Catholic Observer

May 31, 2011

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A Croatian studenthas been arrested after posting ‘weird’ comments aboutPope Benedict XVI on Facebook ahead of the Papal visit to thecountry this weekend. The arrest was made in the southern villageof Skabrnja and the 22-year-old, who lives with his father, wasfound with two guns and 300 rounds of ammunition, according topolice reports.

Croatian policehave not confirmed whether they believe they halted anassassination attempt on the Holy Father, who is due to arrive inZagreb on Saturday.

Prior to theincident, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said that thePope feels at home in Croatia, a country with deep Christian andCatholic roots that has preserved with loyalty in difficulttimes. “Today, Croatia faces the challenge ofsecularisation: the family and youth are crucial challenges ithas to deal with,” Fr Lombardi said. “That’s whythe central events of the Pope’s trip are his participationin the meeting with Croatian Catholic Families, and with youngpeople.”

This occurred onthe heels of the arrest the previous week of former Bosnian Serbmilitary general Ratko Mladic for genocide. Sincethe arrest and pending trial in the Netherlands, thousands ofSerbs rioted and clashed with police in support of Mladic. Theregion, once again, threatened to become inflamed with passions... then came the report of a foiled assassination. A city likeZagreb or Belgrade could have been torn asunder if just the wrongevents had taken place.

Although whenreading the Third Secret of Fatima one gets the feeling that the"big city" is quite near to the "mountain,"this need not be the case. In this age of air travel they couldbe miles apart yet the trip from one to the other might only be15 to 20 minutes, more or less. The Croatian city of Zagreb isthis close in terms of air travel. It is not watered by tworivers, but it is "big" enough with a population of 785,964.

Yet, hop on aplane, and the Pope could be in the pastoral village ofMedjugorje in less than half an hour.

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The most famousand holy mountain in the world at this time is CrossMountain in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.It is accessed from Apparition Mountain where aMarian apparition appeared before six children on June 24, 1981.Two of the six children have continued to receive messages fromthe Virgin Mary every month since that date. Medugorje has becomeone of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics (andpeople of other faiths) in the world and has turned into Europe'sthird most important religious place, where each year more than 1million people visit. It has been estimated that 30 millionpilgrims have come to Medugorje since the reputed apparitionsbegan in 1981. Many have reported visual phenomena including thesun spinning in the sky or changing colors and figures such ashearts and crosses around the sun.

When is either theNostradamus prophecy or Fatima prophecy supposed to take place?

Unfortunately,Nostradamus does not say. Aside from the possible season of latespring or summer, a year is not given. Nor is there any planetaryalignment contained in Quatrains 2.97 or 5.31 as a dating clue.Likewise, the Fatima revelation, as much as we know, reveals onlythat such an event will occur at a time of major, probablyglobal, war (unless the half-destroyed city is in ruins due to amassive terrorist attack).

Base 7 projection

Ibelieve that history repeats itself (more or less) at intervalsof seven years and multiples of seven years. I call thismathematically-based theory "base 7 numerology"although it is not true numerology, but amathematically-contrived system based on observation ofhistorical patterns ... a way to understand and anticipate theworkings of a very real natural phenomenon.

Thekey to the future, in other words, lies in the past. Historytruly does repeat itself, yet not always exactly.

Iuse real historical events, their months and years, as the indexor precedent(s) for the projected future event. I also use realprophecy and close observation of current events to calculate inwhat direction we are heading. I find that to the year I amusually between 71% and 91% successful with my predictions.

So,according to my base 7 system of numerology, when might thecurrent pope be in danger?

Somethings are hidden from us, however perfect God's number 7 may be.There are some events we are meant to be confused about, and thatwe cannot be allowed to tamper with .. for better or for worse.Yet, it is surprising the many things we are allowed to knowabout in advance ... and to change or at least postpone. Evidenceof the number 7, and multiples thereof, working through diversehistorical patterns and trends is more plentiful than one manalone can possibly predict. Often I discover, after it is toolate, that yet another "base 7" historical repetitionhas played out.

Still,some things are intended to be hidden. All of these projectionsof past events repeating again in some fashion in the future andthe dating "vectors" for them are merely "windowsof opportunity." That is all they are: opportunities for anevent to happen again in some way. Yet, by anticipating thefuture through the study of past events and repetitive trends,these projections can fulfill the same function as prophecy.

There are threeestablished assassination and assassination attempt "windowsof opportunity" to be concerned about: September 1978, May 1981, and May 1982.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (43)The first is September 1978.This was a "Triple Pope" year. August,September, and October were marked bythe deaths of Pope Paul VI, Pope JohnPaul I, and Pope John Paul II'sascension to the Holy See.

The lastrepetition of that year was 2013. Ibelieved and predicted that Pope Benedict XVI woulddie of natural causes like Pope Paul VI. Instead he was thefirst pope to retire in Vatican history.

Itthen stood to reason that his successor, who turned outto be Pope Francis, might die after a briefreign like Pope John Paul I who, it is widelybelieved, was murdered by poison. It would have happened no laterthan September2013. Nerves became frayed in June 2013,one month before Francis was to visit Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, when mass protests and terrible riots broke out thatlasted for many days and involved millions of people. Parts ofthe city went up in flames.

Ifelt it necessary to warn against the planned July2013 visit. Indeed, the trip was nearly canceled byVatican officials. Fortunately, the rioting ended a few weeksbeforehand and peace prevailed during the papal visit. Anopportunity for 2013 to become another Triple Pope year failed.

HadFrancis died after a short reign, the next pope might well havebeen the one Nostradamus called "Paulthe celibate." He would have fledRome during the appearance of an unusually bright comet and laterdied at Avignon during a military attack on southern France. Whenthat might have happened is unknown since the third pope of 1978,John Paul II, reigned a very long time. Avignon is a citybetween two rivers.

Ofcourse, Francis did not die and a third pope was not elected.

Still,anxiety was high in 2013 because two major comets werepredicted by astronomers to appear. The first, the muchanticipated Comet PanSTARRS, turned outto be yet another fizzle. Because of its timing, I never believedit would be a danger anyway, unless it were to portend disasterin Rio. A greater expectation awaitedfor November 2013 with CometISON (yet another major disappointment). That wouldhave been during the time of the third pope had Francisdied earlier in the year. If ISON had been anextremely bright comet and a third pope had been elected byAugust, September,or October, World War IIImight have begun at that time. Again, fortunatelythis was not the case.

Theyear 1978 comes around again in 2020. Will 2020 become the next"Triple Pope" year?

Theother two base 7 dates to be concerned about are May 2016, due to the attemptedassassination and serious injuring of Pope John Paul II when hewas shot by Mehmet Ali Agca in May 1981, and May 2017, due to a second attempton the Pope's life in May 1982 when he wasattacked by a bayonet-wielding priest.

May2016 has passed, and Pope Francis safelycompleted a papal visit to Armenia in June. Still, May1981 will continue to be an influence throughoutthe remainder of 2016. After that, May 2017 will be the last windowof opportunity until September 2020.

Again,May 1982 will wield its influencethroughout the year 2017.

Weshould be very concerned about 2017: the May 1982 attack on JohnPaul II occurred in Fátima,Portugal. Whether or not John Paul II waswounded by the bayonet was not allowed to be reported. ButFátima is the source of the Third Secret prophecy and it is toFátima that Francis will travel on either May 13,2017 ... on the 100th anniversary of the firstapparition (the roses will be blooming thentoo) .... or October 13,2017... on the 100th anniversary of the last apparition!

Thedecision has not yet been made and it may well be either or both.Or it may yet be another date: July 13,2017... on the 100th anniversary of the revealing of theThird Secret.

Imust emphasize that new precedents can always be created and notone of these three years may be the year of impact. In the faceof established prophecy, vigilance has to be maintained atall times.

Cluesfrom Nostradamus

Quatrain2.97, by itself, reads like apapal visit gone horribly wrong. It sings with a senseof peacetime in spring or summer, with roses abloom, perhaps withwhat may be a beautiful apparition of Diana occurring at the sametime in England -- all shattered by the crackling guns ofassassins.

However,in sharp contrast to this scenario is the ThirdSecret of Fatima which says the city will be gloomy andhalf-destroyed, apparently by war, and that thevisiting pope will bless the dead bodies of the inhabitantsbefore he and his entire ENTOURAGE are killed BY SOLDIERS.

Theentourage is the detail that may link the twoprophecies. Nostradamus says "both you and yours"to the pope who will die, thus indicating others accompanying himwill also die.

However,I must stress this as a possibility: Quatrain 2.97 may deal withthe first murdered pope (Francis or his successor) and the ThirdSecret of Fatima prophecy may concern the next murdered pope,"Paul the Celibate" (Pope Paul VII? Pope John PaulIII?).

Thus,we may see: 1) a murdered "Rose Pope," 2) a murdered"Paul the Celibate" (Pol Mensolee)during a military attack, 3) followed by the election of a Frenchpope in exile ... not to officially return to take power in Romeand the Vatican for another 25 months.

In a series offrightening quatrains, Nostradamus describes an invasion ofsouthern France via the Pyrenees and from the port at Marseilles.It culminates with nearly a million dead French civilians killedby "fire from the sky" as they flee northwards towardLyon (which is also captured by the enemy). I believe the causeof the "fire" may be Fuel Air Explosives, sometimescalled the poor man's nuclear bomb. The devastation from FAEs isnearly as horrific as that caused by atomic bombs, only withoutthe radiation.

This southernadvance I believe will either be led by 1) by apowerful, united Arab leader much to the bewilderment of The Westand to other nations like Russia and China; the major nations nothaving expected this to happen, or 2) bypowerful Iranian ("Persian") and "Median"allies of Moscow (Iranians, Kurds, and Muslim groups from theformer Soviet Union). In addition, if the second instanceprevails, Russian forces will press westward into Austria andGermany from the former Warsaw Pact and north into Scandinavia.Either way, the world will be at war.

"PolMensolee"/"Paul the celibate" (Nostradamus)

Thenext pope, whenever he is elected, will likely be called PaulVII or else John Paul III.

IfFrancis fails to fulfill the role of Petrus Romanus, butinstead proves to be Ignis ardens, upon his death orretirement it will be said of him that he was one of the"indeterminant number of popes" not named by Malachythat would reign between Gloria Olivae and PetrusRomanus. Upon the election of his successor it maybe said that he is the Tribulation pope. But thiswill be wrong, as he shall have a successor who will beFrench and reign many years.

Thisnext pope was a frontrunner in the election that followed thedeath of Pope John Paul II and again in the election thatfollowed Pope Benedict's official retirement. The currentArchbishop of Milan and former Patriarch of Venice, CardinalAngelo Scola, retains the right toparticipate in any future conclaves that begin beforehis 80th birthday on November 7, 2021.

Thereign of "Pol Mensolee" will be short, for war willcome to Western Europe and he shall be forced to flee Rome. Hewill escape to France, only to be killed-in-action in Avignonduring a military attack.

Nostradamus,Quatrain 1.37 ~

Ashort time before the sun sets, conflict is engaged, a greatnation in doubt:
Overcome, the marine port will not reply, Pontiff and grave to beboth in foreign places.

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Nostradamus,Quatrain 8.46 ~

Paulthe celibate will die three leagues from the Rhone, the twonearest flee the destructive monster:
When Mars will make a most horrible throne, the cock and theeagle, France, the three brothers.

Johnof the Cleft Rock (14th Century)

Towardsthe end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob theChurch and the clergy of all their possessions and will afflictand martyr them. Those who heap the most abuse upon them will beheld in high esteem.

Atthat time, the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee Rome intragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. ThePope will die a cruel death in his exile. The sufferings of theChurch will be much greater than at any previous time in herhistory. But God will raise a holy Pope, and the Angels willrejoice. Enlightened by God, this man will rebuild almost thewhole world through his holiness. He will lead everyone to thetrue Faith.

Pope Pius X (1835 - 1914)

"What I have seen is terrifying! Will I be the one, or will it be a successor? What is certain is that the Pope will leave Rome and, in leaving the Vatican, he will have to pass over the dead bodies of his priests! Do not tell anyone this while I am alive."

"I saw one of my successors taking to flight over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in disguise somewhere and after a short retirement he will die a cruel death. The present wickedness of the world is only the beginning of the sorrows which must take place before the end of the world. Respect for God has disappeared from human hearts. They wish to efface even God's memory. This perversity is nothing less than the beginning of the last days of the world."

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Watch OutFor Planet Mars

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (46)We were able to rule outan August 27, 2003 dating forthe above Quatrain 8.46 when global war failed to occur at thetime Mars achieved its closest opposition to earth in 60,000years. Therefore, Nostradamus might only be writing ofMars in its usual role of the God of War.

However, in July2018, Mars will undergo its secondclosest opposition to earth in 60,000years ... with the August 2003opposition being the only closer one. To the human eye there willbe no difference at all:

On July 31,2018Mars will only be 35.8 million miles from Earth ... the closestapproach since August 27, 2003when it was only 34.6 million miles and the closest at that timein 60,000 years.

In other words,if not for the August 2003 opposition, the comingJuly 2018 opposition would be the closest in 60,000years. Scientists calculate they won't get that close again untilAugust 28, 2287.

Once again, "Marswill make a most horrible throne."

Thus,according to Quatrain 8.46 above, a pope who flees Rome will dienine miles (three leagues) from Tarascon, in Avignon. Asmentioned already, Avignon is situated in the V formed by therivers Rhone and Durance. He will literally be between tworivers.

Diana,the possible "rose" of Quatrain 2.97, died in northernFrance, in Paris, watered by the rivers Seine and Marne.

Sothere is an interesting symmetry here: northern France for Diana,southern France for Pol Mensolee (Paul VII or John PaulIII).

SoQuatrain 2.97 apparently happens during a time of war, just asthe Fatima vision suggests.

The fieryinvasion of southern France is also echoed in an ancient documentauthored by an unknown clergyman in AD 346. Entitled the LiberVaticinationem Quodam Instinctumentis, it presages threeworld wars that will directly involve Germany, the first two asan aggressor and the last as a defender of "the Empire"against the invaders from the East:

Norma 63:7

For the third (world war), the earth shakes,
The throat of the Gaul (France) is ravaged.
Many die fleeing from the awful winds,
The sun halts in its path in the heavens.

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Itis then said that the norma will die "when the wolf(Germany) is hacked to bits."

Accordingto Nostradamus many of the towns and cities in this region, suchas Carcassonne, Comminges, Foix, Auch, Mazeres, Nice, Frejus, andAntibes will be attacked by enemies with weapons that bring down"fire from the sky."

Duringthis invasion, the Pope dies approaching Le Rocherdes Doms. Nearly a million French will die alongwith him or be taken captive:

Quatrain 1.72

All of the inhabitants of Marseilles are changed,
Fleeing and pursued as far as Lyon,
Narbonne, Toulouse outraged by Bordeaux,
The killed and captive are nearly one million.

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Citizensof Marseilles are pursued by Islamic forces as far as the majorFrench city of Lyon 150 miles to the north. The southern citiesof Toulouse and Narbonne are sacked, and the total number ofFrench killed or taken prisoner fleeing 'the awful winds' ofatomic and FAE (Fuel Air Explosive) attacks are 1,000,000.

Inany event, I must lay out this scenario, if not as a warning toFrancis (whose name does not really conform to "Paul"),then to the one who follows after him.

"ThePope from Ancient France" aka "The Cardinal ofFrance" (Nostradamus)

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I believe theabove cardinal of France, André Armand Vingt-Trois,may be the same "cardinal of France" Nostradamus tellsus will appear during World War III and that this man will beelected pope to become the "great Pontiff." Manycandidates have been placed by interpreters of prophecy; however,I have been consistant about my belief that Vingt-Troiswill be the French pontiff since at least 2004. Nostradamus evennames him in one quatrain when London is under attack and ahighly-placed high priestess, none other than "the whore ofBabylon," is killed along with many of her sect.

The Vatican willbe in exile at this time. When the war ends, he will return toRome and will become the greatest pope of our age: "Thegreat Pontiff" who shall rule alongside the "The GreatMonarch."

However,according to John of Vitiguerro (13th Century) theremay be no pope at all for 25 months, after which the Frenchpope is elected:

Thepope will change his residence and the Church will not bedefended for twenty-five months or more because, during all thattime there will be no Pope in Rome... After many tribulations, aPope shall be elected out of those who survived the persecutions.

Thiscould delay the "great Pontiff" coming to power until 2020... but only if the second closest oppositionof Mars in the last 60,000 years in July 2018 is of propheticsignificance. After all, the closest opposition of August 2003came and went without a third world war taking place.

Vingt-Troiswill be eligible to participate in any future papal conclavesuntil he reaches the age of 80,on November 7, 2022.

Hereis yet another prophecy concerning a French pontiff:

Abbot"Merlin" Joachim (d. 1202) ~

Atthe beginning, in order to obtain these happy results, havingneed of a powerful temporal assistance, this holy Pontiff willask the cooperation of the generous monarch of France (GreatMonarch). At that time a handsome monarch, a scion of King Pepin,will come as a pilgrim to witness the splendor of this gloriouspontiff, whose name shall begin with R . . . A temporal thronebecoming vacant, the Pope shall place on it this king whoseassistance he shall ask.

Thiscertainly appears to be about the pope who, in most prophecies,comes to power near or at the end of World War III along with"the Great Monarch" (whom Nostradamus names"Chiren" in the quatrains).

Thenagain, perhaps the "great Pontiff" comes to powerbefore the great and terrible war begins and the "GreatMonarch" (who is usually French) does not take action anddefeat the enemies from "the East" until near the endof the war. Thus, speculation concerning the identity of thismonarch will remain a subject of debate until this destined"first king" of Europe drives out the Eastern armies.However, if he is to be a descendent of Pepin the Short, he wouldhave to be of Carolingian blood, long thought to be extinct.

Uponthis issue of the "great Pontiff" many prophecies arein contradiction: some say the wartime pope flees Rome and diesin exile, there is no pope or only antipopes for a few years, andthen another pope (the "great Pontiff") is elected andinstalled at the end of the world war; others say thewartime pontiff flees Rome, goes into temporary exile, and isrestored to the Vatican when the war ends.

Whichshall it be?

BenedictXVI, pontiff emeritus:Future German Antipope?

BenedictXVI may be retired and no longer a pope, but he is very muchalive and can still function as an antipope.

Thereis a lengthy (too lengthy for this page) prophecy by Merlin thatwould suggest that the now retired Benedict XVI might come to beregarded as a "German Anti-Pope" after which anotherpope is restored as "true Pope" by the French monarchnear the end of the war.

Merlin(6th century) ~

Therewill come a German Anti-Pope. Italy and Germany will be sorelytroubled. A French King will restore the true Pope ...

Inthe meanwhile a powerful Prince out of the East shall provoke himto battle. Against whom the Lion shall march with all his forcesand pitching his camp on this side (west) of the Euphrates, shallawait him. If the Prince shall come over the river the Lion shallbe overcome; but he (Lion) shall cross the river with his armyand give his enemy a bloody defeat and be master of all the East.

Notethat Merlin somewhat contradicts Joachim who says the Pope willselect the great Monarch and restore him to the long vacantimperial throne of the Charlemagne empire. Here it is the monarchwho restores the Pope. Also, in this instance, the pope fromGermany is called an "Anti-Pope." Time will tell.

ThePope of the Crooked Cross

Althoughthe following quatrain alone does not identify who "thegreat Pontiff" may be, it is important in setting the stagefor one that does. Note that a time will come when the Pope hashis own army. No pope has had a real army of his own since the16th Century. And since this prophecy was never fulfilled duringthe 16th Century, during or after the death of Nostradamus, itmust be futuristic.

Quatrain5.44

Bysea the red one will be captured by pirates,
The peace will be troubled by his policy:
The anger and greed will be revealed by a false act,
For the great Pontiff the army will be doubled.

Apparentlythe Cardinal Legate will be taken hostage at sea by terrorists("pirates"), troubling a shaky peace. The Pope'sprivate army will be doubled, indicating he already has had onefor some period of time.

Quatrain6.49

Throughthe party of Mars, the great Pontiff
Will subjugate the confines of the Danube:
The cross pursues with a crooked cross of iron,
Captives, gold, jewels, more than one hundred thousand rubies.

Againwe see a new pope with a private army. During the latter stagesof World War III, he will order a task force into lower Germany,Austria, and the former Yugoslavia to drive out what foreignforces still remain in these countries. War criminals will bepursued and captured, weapons confiscated, prisoners releasedfrom death camps, and valuables restored to the survivors.

Notethat in line 3 the Pope is associated with the "crookedcross of iron": Nostradamus' description in other quatrainsof the Nazi swastika. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was amember of the Hitler youth and served in the German army for twoyears before deserting to America. For this reason, I believethis quatrain, at least, and possibly Quatrain 5.44 above, maybe about a German antipope, thenow-retired Benedict XVI, and events yet to come in the nearfuture.

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The Name of the Rose

Nostradamus may be providing the pontiff with a double clue as to the time when he and his entourage may be gunned down by assassins.

"When blooms the rose" not only indicates the season of summer but the July 1 to August 31 period when the memory of Princess Diana, "England's Rose" is honored each year at Althorp, London, and the tunnel in Paris.

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TheResurrection of the Rose

AS ANAPPARITION

Nostradamus,Quatrain 4.24 ~

Heardbeneath the holy earth the sacred voice of a woman, divine flameto shine for the human voice: It will cause
the sole ones their land to be stained with blood, and the holytemples of the impure ones destroyed.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (52) Nostradamus seems to have prophesied the death of Princess Diana, her "temple" at Althorp, and her reappearance to the world as a miraculous apparition. Sacred ground, especially from Nostradamus' strict European Christian perspective, is usually burial ground: earth that has been consecrated by the Church or by a Christian ceremony made suitable for burial of the dead. Thus, the woman whose voice is discerned coming from the ground is dead. Therefore, what we are experiencing in this quatrain is a woman of tremendous importance, adored and loved in death as well as in life, returning to communicate a message to her worshippers and to the entire world. This final event has been presaged by a growing number of paranormal apparitions sighted in various parts of the world, including the UK, by large numbers of people and entire communities. Most recently Diana's ghost appeared quite clearly in a church in Scotland and was captured on camera, the video since going viral. This, however, was but a precursor of the event predicted by Nostradamus. Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (53)

Diana's spiritappearance at Althorp, or before a multitude elsewhere, shouldoccur after the founding of a new, false religion(ISIS?) and just prior to Iraq entering a huge regionalconflict in the Middle East (the still ongoing war in Syria andparts of Iraq) just before World War III is triggered:

Nostradamus,Quatrain 9.74 ~

Withinthe city of Fersod (al-Sadr), homicide, again and again many oxenplow, not to slaughter,
a return again to the honours of Diana, and to Vulcan dead bodiesto burn.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (54) So very terrible will this war be that many hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of people will be delivered up as human sacrifices to Vulcan, the God of Fire. They will be soldiers and luckless civilians incinerated by terrible weapons, including nuclear weapons. Also, perhaps, their dead bodies will be collected and mass cremated. In one quatrain, Nostradamus links Babylon (Iraq) to "the infernal gods of Hannibal," and thusly to the worship of Ba'al Hammon who was honoured in Carthage by the taking of criminals, slaves, war prisoners, and other people unlucky to be captives and burning them alive at an altar before a statue shaped like a giant bull or ox. One such bull was made of bronze and hollow on the inside. The human sacrifice was shut up inside its belly and roasted alive, his or her screams sounding like the bellowing of a bull when issuing forth from the statue's metallic nostrils. Later, when the trap door of the bull's stomach was opened, the victims' bones tumbled out, glistening like well-polished jewels.

Fersod (change the "F" to an "L) = el-Sodr. Modernised, "el" becomes "al", thus el-Sodr becomes al-Sodr, which sounds like the actual spelling, al-Sadr. Sadr City is a southern suburban district of the city of Baghdad.

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During the reignof Iraqi President Saddam Hussein it was called SaddamCity. After the US invasion of Iraq ended in May 2003,the district was renamed Sadr City after the deceased Shi'aleader Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr. Muqtada al-Sadr,an Iraqi Shi'a mullah who leads the Mahdi Army (also spelled as MehdiArmy) in Iraq, is the son of the man the city was named after,and used Sadr City as a base of operations against USoccupational forces between 2004 and 2007. If al-Sadr everbecomes leader of Iraq, which is possible, this would makeBaghdad his city by namesake.

Muqtadaal-Sadr may well be the "king of Babylon" prophesied by bothNostradamus and the Biblical prophet Jeremiah to appear in thelatter days. Jeremiah warns that at the conclusion of the greatwar, Babylon (Iraq) will be utterly destroyed by many nationsfrom beyond the Middle East, likely from Europe, as well as bythe former Mede nations such as Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey.Afterwards, it will remain uninhabitable forever. Nostradamusspecifically predicts the armies that are arrayed against"the King of Babylon" at the conclusion of World WarIII will be led by "the King of Europe" allied withthose of Russia.

The hugeregional conflict to occur in the Middle East will be ignited bya figure named Alus sanguinaire: "The bloodyAlus." This is possibly Syrian President Basharal-Assad (al-Us sad).Then again, it may be connected to the brutal regime and"caliphate" known as ISIS/ISILor, as they prefer to be known, the Islamic State,and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Onceagain, I point to the comingvisit by Pope Francis to Fatima,Portugal near the 100th anniversary of the Third Secret of Fatimaon July 13,2017 and the July 31,2018 dating of Mars' second closestopposition in 60,000 years.

AS AREPLACEMENT

AngelinaJolie: The New Diana

This is actuallyrather shocking. But watching Pope Francis greet UN ambassadorand actress Angelina Jolie in January 2015 gave me a sense of deja vu ... when Pope John Paul II greeted Princess Diana. Notethat both women are wearing black.

Couldit be that instead of England's Rose we are witnessing theflourishing of the World's Rose in the person of Angelina Jolie?

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (56) It seems to me that if there is a danger to anyone other than the Pope in 2017 or 2018, it would have to be someone who comes in close to being another Princess Diana, and possibly one who is an actress. And there is only one person I can think of who fits that description:

Angelina Jolie is most admired woman in the world! Director, humanitarian and mother-of-six beat Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton and the QUEEN in global poll - February 2, 2015.

Ms. Jolie, one of the world's most famous actresses and UN ambassadors, known just as well for her humanitarian and charity work as Princess Diana was, is also very vocal about world affairs. Recently she went on the offensive against the notorious terrorist caliphate known as Islamic State (or ISIS) in a very public way.

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Angelina Joliewarns ISIS using rape as weapon of war on unprecedented scale - September 9,2015.

ISIS, thus far,has said nothing publically about Jolie's remarks or threatenedher. But I fear that day may well come.

One can see thatalthough Angelina Jolie is not royalty as wasPrincess Diana, she is a major global diplomat and humanitarian,something that Princess Diana also was. But while on the subjectof royalty:

Angelina Jolie'smeeting with Pope Francis came three months after she received anhonorary Damehood from Queen Elizabeth II.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (58)The Oscar-winning actressmet the Queen in October 2014, and was presented with theInsignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the MostDistinguished Order of St Michael and St George ata reception at Buckingham Palace.

The monarchherself received Angelina, who starred as Lara Croft in TombRaider, Mr and Mrs Smith, and Changeling, and who was named byForbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.

Angelina Jolie has been in Iraq, Jordan,Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Jolie also is to play the role ofCleopatra in an upcoming movie to be filmed in 2016 with atentative projected release in 2017. Then again, the film maynever get made. In any case, she has definite ties to Egypt.Husband Brad Pitt and Angelina have spent much time in thatcountry since June 2012.

Thus, from a prophecy perspective, it is quitepossible Angelina Jolie may outdo Princess Diana in stature.Because she has almost all the requirements to become "TheWoman Clothed With the Sun": TheWoman of Revelation 12:1-6.

Andthere appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with thesun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown oftwelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing inbirth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared anotherwonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having sevenheads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And histail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did castthem to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman whichwas ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as itwas born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule allnations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God,and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, whereshe hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her therea thousand two hundred and threescore days.

There is one problem.

Angelina Jolie had both ovaries and Fallopiantubes removed. For her to become pregnant would require a miracle.Yet, such miracles do happen and make major news whenthey do. Such a miracle child would without question have theattention of the entire planet.

I believe Revelation 12 is linked to the visionJeane Dixon had in 1962 concerning the birth of a future messiah.

The wilderness mentioned in Revelation 12 simplymeans the places where there are desert sands and scantvegetation. Thus, the woman will be hidden in the desert for aperiod of 1,260 days: 42 months (3 1/2 years). Still, if Dixon'svision is related to Revelation 12, she will be murdered, stabbedin the back by an assailant.

Thus, if Angelina Jolie is the woman of Revelation12, and the dragon in this case represents an antichrist system,possibly either the Sufyani (ISIS) or the Dajjal of Islamicprophecy, she will be attacked but escape in August/September2018,only to be captured and killed 42 months later ... in February/March2022.

Again, this is a big "if" that AngelinaJolie is the woman of Revelation 12. Still it is not something tobe entirely dismissed. She is the closest we have come to someonelike Princess Diana since the death of Diana. Remarkably so.

KateMiddleton: An English Rose By Any Other Name

On April 24,2011, the time finally arrived for a substitute "England'sRose" ... a woman who would marry Diana's eldest son andpretender to the throne, Prince William. For that is what peopleare beginning to call the former Catherine Elizabeth Middleton(Kate Middleton), now Duchess of Cambridge. Like the latePrincess Diana did when she was alive, Kate is also setting newfashion trends. She is the most popular female to marry intoroyalty since Diana ... many are counting on her to take Diana'splace in their hearts. Will she be able to do this?

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It is still muchtoo early to tell if a link between England's new rose and thePope has been established. Stay tuned.

Evidencethat Nostradamus' Rose is a Person

Asmuch as I dislike having to do this, my assertion thatNostradamus used "the Rose" to represent Princess Dianawill hold no water unless I discuss a quatrain that seems toindicate that her death would be linked to a conspiracy. Onlyafter Diana's death did I understand this prediction, because ithad been many years since I had heard her called "England'sRose" -- for so very long she had been "Di,""Lady Di," "Princess Di," or simply"Diana" to her adoring fans and admirers.

Quatrain 5.96

Above the middle of the great world, the rose,
For new deeds blood publicly is shed:
To speak the truth they (French investigators) will have closed mouths,
Then, at a time of need, the awaited one will come late.

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Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (61) Diana was the most famous and glamorous woman in "the great world." If the second line does apply to her, she was killed because of "new deeds": possibly her affair with boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed. The French authorities have frustrated the international public which adored Diana by being tight-lipped about the investigation. It is doubtful they will ever "speak the truth," perhaps because French secret police were involved in the murder plot.

The last line remains a mystery, unless it refers to the tardy coronation of an aging Prince Charles. Then again, if the "awaited one" is a spiritual leader, it could refer to Pope Francis. It must be noted that Pope John Paul II's funeral was held exactly 7 years and 7 months after the funeral of Princess Diana. The election of Francis may be coded by "will come late" as the time between funerals.

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Mary andThe Rosa Mystica

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (62)In a recent letter from avisitor to this web site I was enlightened on yet anotherconnexion to the rose. The Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, hasalso been called the Rosa Mystica (Mystical Rose) since herappearances in Montichiari, Italy in 1947 and 1968.

Thewriter states that she thinks "that the 'blooming of therose' could very well be the acceptance of her many calls toPrayer, and Penance for the sake of World Peace. The number ofReported apparitions has skyrocketed in the last forty years orso and if a small percentage are real then this will truly bewhat even secular media have called The Age of Mary."

Accordingto one web site dedicated to providing information on Mary asRosa Mystica:

"Sinceantiquity the rose was considered a symbol of mystery. For earlyChristians the rose is a visual expression for paradise(Catacombs of Callixtus, 3rd century) but also for martyrdom(Cyprian, Ep. 10). The Marian interpretation of this symbol datesto the 5th century (Sedulius Caelius). He is probably the firstto call Mary a 'rose among thorns' (Carmen paschale II, 28-31).

FrequentMarian references to rose and rosebush were made in medievaltimes with special reference to Isaiah 11,1 ('...a shoot shallsprout from the stump of Jesse / and from his roots a bud shallblossom.').

Medievalauthors had a second source for their use of mystical rose: theverse from Sir. 24, 14 ('like a palm tree in Engedi, like arosebush in Jericho') which makes reference to God gracedfertility and growth, again a reference to the mysteriousgeneration of Christ from the womb of Mary.

Itis based on these two traditions that the expression rosamystica was coined by the author of the Litanies of Loreto,and subsequently used in hymns ('Es ist ein Ros...') and art(center of the labyrinth of Chartres)."

Ihave also uncovered something else of interest in my research.Another, more specific meaning may be found regarding the"blooming of the rose." Since Montichiari, someCatholics celebrate July 13 as the Day of Mary.

Therefore,if an actual month or season is being referenced by Nostradamusin association with someone named "the rose," in astrange way it might not matter whether we mean the Virgin Maryor Princess Diana. For Mary, the season is summer, specificallythe month of July (and more specifically July 13). ForDiana, the season is also summer, and July/August marks the Althorp season when her life isreflected upon -- from her birth on July 1 to her death on August 31.

IfRosa Mystica is the key to Quatrain 2.97, and the Day of Mary isthe clue to the "blooming of the Rose," then PopeBenedict XVI or the one who follows him may be assassinated on aspecific date: July 13,2008 or July 13, 2009.

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Pope Benedict XVI in Prophecy

PopeBenedictus XVI Retires from Papacy on 28 February
The First Pope To Resign in Nearly 600 Years

Neitherthe Rose Prophecy nor the Third Secret of Fatima shall touch thispope.
However, because this may be a
TriplePope year, his successor might
have a very short reign and succumb to the most dire ofprophecies.

Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

February 11, 2013

Rome (CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28, his spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told CNN Monday.

The 85-year-old pope is resigning "because of advanced age," Benedict told the cardinals of the Catholic Church on Monday.

"Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me," the pope told the cardinals, according to the Vatican.

The last pope to resign was Gregory XII in 1415. He did so to end a civil war within the church in which more than one man claimed to be pope.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (63) 'I'm just a pilgrim,' Benedict XVI says in public farewell

March 1, 2013 ¶ Rome (CNN) -- Benedict XVI's time as pope came to a historic end Thursday, as he became the first pontiff in six centuries to resign as leader of the world's Roman Catholics, who now number 1.2 billion. Torchlit crowds stood before the gates of the Castel Gandolfo residence, waiting to see the Swiss Guards, the soldiers who traditionally protect the pope, salute and close the doors on the stroke of 8 p.m.

The guards' departure from the papal summer home brings Benedict's papacy to a formal end. The protection of Benedict there falls now to Vatican police. The process of transition to that new pope now begins. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church is without a leader. Benedict, who will now be known as "pontiff emeritus," will spend the next few weeks at the peaceful, hilltop Castel Gandolfo residence before moving to a small monastery on Vatican grounds.

"I am no longer thepope but I am still in the church. I'm just a pilgrim who isstarting the last part of his pilgrimage on this earth. I wouldstill -- with my heart, with my love, with my prayers, with myreflection, and with all my inner strength -- like to work forthe common good and the good of the church and of humanity. Ifeel very supported by your kindness. Let us go forward with theLord for good of the church and the world. Thank you."

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (2/13/13), UPDATED(3/1/13): Before continuing, I believe the timing ofBenedict's resignation proves I am correct aboutMalachy's list of mottos of future popes being misinterpreted andmisapplied. It is now clear the following nine antipopes shouldnot have been included in the list: Victor IV (1159-1164),Paschal III (1164-1168), Callistus III (1168-1178), Nicholas V(1328-1330), Clement VII (1378-1394), Benedict XIII (1394-1423),Alexander V (1409-1410), John XXIII (1410-1415), and Felix V(1440-1449).

Ashas been a matter of record for the last eight years on thispage, I do not believe Pope Benedict XVI was 'GloriaOlivae' but rather 'Lumen in Cælo'('Light in the Sky'). Two distinct naked eyecomets appeared during his reign: Comet McNaught(2007), a major and historic comet that could even be seen duringdaytime, and the easy to find Comet Holmes(also in 2007) visible every night, all night, for over a monthin the northern hemisphere constellation of Perseus.

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Inaddition, Comet PanSTARRS, nowdelighting southern hemisphere viewers, shall become evenbrighter in the evening sky in the northern hemisphere beginningon March 7.

Thecomet just reached the threshold of naked eye visibility as amorning object on February 11 ... the same day Pope Benedictannounced to the world his decision to resign the papacy.PanSTARRS shall be bright throughout the entire month of March,and especially bright March 12 and 13, near to when a conclavewill begin the process to elect a new pope by Easter, March 31.

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PopeBenedict XVI, Benedictus, pontiff emeritus,'Lumen in Cælo'

Thus,it appears that a major comet has marked Pope BenedictXVI's resignation announcement, and has brightened considerablyin time to attend his actual resignation and the entire month tofollow during which there shall be no pope. However, until thenext pope is elected, in the meantime the"light in heaven" will growbrighter whilst Benedict XVIremains pontiffemeritus. Truly, if any pope deserved the motto Lumen in Cælo,is it not Benedict XVI?

And,if this is not enough ... as further proof that Pope Benedict XVIis 'Lumen in Cælo',two other notable lights in the heaven were seen while Benedictwas still officially pope. One of these also occurred on the dayhe announced his resignation, the other on 15 February:

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (70) Doomsday: The pope quits, a meteor hits … Is it the end of the world?

VOXXI,
February 15, 2013

Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Feb. 11, lightning struck the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Is it the end of the world as we know it? It has been a busy week—Pope Benedict XVI quit the papacy, the first time it has been done in about 600 years.

Then this morning, the country woke up to news of a bus-sized meteor striking Earth and unleashing as much power as an atomic bomb.

Plus, many have seen that picture of lightning striking St. Peter’s Basilica taken earlier this week, shortly after the pope made his announcement.

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Theremay be more to Benedict's resignation than his concerns about hisage or possible health problems. Lest we forget, exactly one yearago the following warning was released to the public:

Wemight even regard the arrival of Comet PanSTARRSalong with the lightning striking the basilicaof St. Peter's dome as Benedict's 'Light in the Sky'and the meteorite exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russiaas a sign of the coming 'Burning Fire.' We mightsay all three of these are portents associated with the transferof power over the period from Benedict to Francis, demonstratingcharacteristics of both.

PopeBenedict XVI: "Gloria Olivae" Was Clearly a ForcedMalachy Motto

Ithad long been whispered in the Vatican halls that a Benedictinewould lead when all the nations of Christendom would come to bein grave peril from the enemies gathering in the East. The authorof this folly was a 12th Century monk named St Malachy whoconferred upon the 111th pope on his list the motto of GloriaOlivae, which translated means "the Glory of theOlive."

Theorder St Benedict founded, the Benedictines, is also known as the"Olivetans." Clearly, someone in the Vaticanwent to a lot of trouble to force the prophecy ofMalachy to come true. Being a Benedictine is one thing, butelecting a pope to take on the name of Benedictwould make it appear that the prophecy had been sealed.

This,after the shortest election conclave in Vatican history,leaves little room for doubt that this rite of passage was allplanned out in advance.

Thechoice of Benedict almost guaranteed that a world warwas looming on the horizon.

Why?The last Benedict, Benedict XV, became pope in 1914 just beforeWorld War I broke out. He spent the next four years trying to getthe warring nations of Europe to mend their differences and endthe most calamitous conflict in world history up to that time.

So,this tells us several things. The Vatican believed at the time ofBenedict's election, and still believes, that World War III isright around the corner. They wanted a pope in power who couldlive up to the name given by Malachy: "Glory of theOlive" -- a name which also signifies the role of thepeacemaker (to this day "offering an olive branch" is agesture of peace). Thus, they hoped Pope Benedict XVI would beinstrumental in bringing a quick end to the coming world war,preventing it from happening, or leading all of Christendom inthe coming great conflict of good against evil where the West andChristianity will emerge victorious.

Andlet us not forget that Benedict still lives ... as a retiredpope. Should anything happen to Pope Francis, should he beassassinated by warlike forces, Benedict could be pulled out ofretirement in an effort to make the peace.

Itis even possible that by retiring, rather thandying, Benedict's motto of GloriaOlivae has been passed on to Pope Francis.Think of it as Benedict being Gloria Olivae Part One andFrancis as Gloria Olivae Part Two. If this is what hashappened, Petrus Romanus may still be in the future: thenext pope to be elected.

HisLegacy

Atfirst alienating the Islamic world with 14th Centurymaledictions; afterwards he bowed to Mecca from what was onceConstantinople, stood amid the ruins atop Mount Nebo to view theHoly Land where Moses once stood, and appealed for reconciliationbetween Jews and Muslims from a podium in Amman. He was also thefirst pope to enter the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old Cityand the first pope to pray at the Western Wall.

Hewas the first pope to visit Great Britain in 30 years, and hiswas the first state visit by a pope since the 16thcentury when King Henry VIII broke from Rome. To that end, he wonthe admiration of the Archbishop of Canterbury who joined withhim in calls for a marriage between The Anglican Communion andthe Catholic Church. Indeed, if any pope ever came close toestablishing a unified Christian Church, it may well have beenPope Benedict XVI.

Also,Pope Benedict XVI was the first Popeto have presided over the Beatification of his predecessor inover 1,000 years of Church history and the first retired Popeever to assist the reigning Pope, Francis, in a ceremony tobestow sainthood on two former popes: Saint John Paul II andSaint John XXIII.

Ifhe is to be called upon to be pope once again should Francis die,then the legacy of Benedict XVI is not yet complete.

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Thepassing of Pope John Paul the Great, the third-longest livingpope in all of Vatican history, the period of mourning, the grandpublic funeral, and the historic election of Pope Benedict XVI,was the only major news story during the month of April2005.

Onecan easily recognise the career of John Paul II in the followingquatrain:

Quatrain 5.56

Because of the passing of the very old Pontiff,
Will be elected to Rome one of good age.
He will be accused of weakening the Holy See,
And long will he hold to it with stinging effort.

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Lestwe forget, because of the natural death of the elderly Pope PaulVI (and the short one-month reign of Pope John Paul I, notmentioned in this quatrain), a pope of "good age" --58-year-old Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla -- was elected. The newpope, taking the name John Paul II, was youthful and vigorouswhen he first came to the sacred office in October 1978, a formersportsman, mountain climber and football player, and an activeskier and swimmer.

Hewas (and is) a very controversial pope whose ideas were and arenot always popular in the Vatican. To some he had been seen tohave failed in reforming the Catholic Church itself, maintainingextremely controversial policies on contraception andhomosexuality until quite recently, whilst failing to arrest adecline in congregations (again, until quite recently). This islikely what Nostradamus means by his being "accused ofweakening the Holy See." On the other hand, the Pope hasalways been consistently and universally praised for attemptingto build greater understanding between Judaism, Islam andChristianity, visiting more countries than any previous pope, andpromoting non-violent revolution against oppressive regimes,especially communism.

Thelast line is painfully obvious: John Paul II has held the papacythe third longest of all popes in history, with "stingingeffort" indicating the assassination attempt on his life in1981 by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca, an attempted stabbing bya bayonet-wielding Spanish priest in 1982, and his continuingendurance whilst suffering from the ravages of arthritis andParkinson's disease.

Thisquatrain does not speak of death at all -- but of a long life!

POPE JOHN PAUL IIDIES AT AGE 84 --- WORLD MOURNS

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Itwould appear that the following Nostradamus prophecybelow also applied to the late Pope John Paul the Great.Even so, there are certain specifics in the quatrain that haveyet to play out. So only Time will tell for certain.

ThePope was indeed "dispersed" in the night, just as Imaintained he would be:

Quatrain6.6

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (79)Itwill appear towards Ursa Minor,
Not far from Cancer, the bearded star:
Susa [NW Italy], Siena [central Italy], Boetia [SE Greece],Eretria [E. Greece],
The great one of Rome will die, the night dispersed.

Lines1 and 2 inform us there will be a comet that will begin or end asa circumpolar object when the Pope dies. Such a comet did arrivethis year and ended up, at low naked eye visibility, in UrsaMinor. It remains there still; however, it has faded toa binocular, small telescopic object. Comet Machholz first becamevisible in the southeast in December 2004 and brightened tomagnitude 3 when it crossed near Castor and Pollux and thePleiades in January 2005. For those who enjoy dark skies very faraway from city lights (10 to 50 miles away depending on the sizeof the city), Machholz appeared like smaller version of thegreenish-blue comet Hyakutake that appeared spectacular even tocity dwellers back in March 1996.

IfMachholz is the comet of prophecy, it makes all the more sensethat this was the time for the Pope to succumb tocatastrophic illness and old age.

Whatwill be happening in Italy and Greece is not altogether clear.

Greecewill likely become a part of a major Balkan conflictprophesied by a living Austrian prophet from Kremms, the Seer ofWaldviertel, and also prophesied by Nostradamus. This Balkansconflict is to occur during a terrible war in the Middle East. Asfor Italy, civil war or revolution in that country is alsoprophesied to begin shortly after.

Then again, thereferences to Greece and Italy could relate to a rash of deadlyearthquakes or escalating acts of terrorism by Al Qaeda and othergroups in both countries. Nostradamus specifically predictsunprecedented terrorism for Italy from those who onceworshipped the ancient gods of Hannibal (Tunisia and Libya)and from the direction of Babel (Iraq) before the coming ofa great and terrible world war.

What else couldbe meant by "the night dispersed" besides the time ofday when the Pope would die? It could mean a dispersal of"night" worldwide by extraordinary means.

Perhaps, unknownto us, "Planet X" is finally closing in on Earth.Earthquake and volcanic activity has been increasingly violentand almost unprecedented. It is now said that the ancientsuper-volcano Toba will reawaken and erupt in the Pacific,unleashing enough fire to burn away 30% or more of the planet'sforests and grasslands in a rain of super-heated plasma andproduce enough ash to plunge the world into a "nuclearwinter." Ever larger meteor sightings and collisionsare also on the increase, suggesting we may be entering a debrisfield or "tail" belonging to this celestial body.Therefore, the "it" that "appears towards UrsaMinor, the Tropic of Cancer, and the bearded star (CometMachholz)" may be the brown dwarf star of myth andantiquity, Nibiru, also regarded by many to be the Wormwood ofRevelation.

As I havementioned before elsewhere, if we are to be visited by such anightmare as ancient Nibiru, the prophet Mother Shipton warns wewill be thrashed by the "dragon's tail" twice.The red dragon star's first passage, an inbound one, will be theleast destructive of the two according to Mother Shipton. Theoutbound passage, almost forty years later, will wipe out atleast 5/6 of humanity, reducing the global population to"such a tiny band."

Thenagain "the night dispersed" could be a poetic way ofsaying that the papal policies of the Pope's long career will bedispersed on the night of his death. This would then suggest thathis successor will be a quite different person who will changemany of the Vatican's positions on various social andinternational issues.

PopeJohn Paul II: "De Labore Solis" or "De MedietateLunae?"

According to the12th Century prophet St Malachy there are only two more popes tofollow Pope John Paul II: "Glory of the Olive"(supposedly the newly-elected pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI) andlastly, "Peter the Roman." The now-deceased John PaulII was supposed to have the motto: "De Labore Solis" or"Labour of the Sun." Many prophecy commentators thoughtthat meant John Paul would undergo many tribulations during thelate 20th Century, also called the Century of the Sun inastrology. Otherwise, the motto was a mystery and Malachy'spredictions potentially unreliable.

As if to provethe motto was correct, there was a partial eclipse of the sun insouthern Europe during the funeral on Friday, April 8, 2005. Andthere is more evidence suggesting John Paul the Great was"Labour of the Sun" according to the following articlefrom NewsMax:

Prophecy on Pope Fulfilled by Eclipses?

NewsMax.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 3:55 p.m. EDT

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (80)A 10th Century Irish bishop - St. Malachy - predicted every pope that would preside over the Catholic Church. Almost ten centuries ago, Malachy predicted this pope would be noted by an eclipse of the sun.

In an eerie coincidence, John Paul II was the only known pope to be born on the day of a solar eclipse.

But the prophetic link doesn't end there. Pope John Paul II will be buried this Friday during another solar eclipse.

Astronomers say that on Friday, the day of the Pope's funeral, a partial solar eclipse will blot out most of the sun and darken a wide area of the world, from the South Pacific to the Western Hemisphere.

Solar eclipses are not unusual. But what makes this coming Friday's eclipse notable is the fact that there was a near total eclipse of the sun seen across Europe on May 18, 1920, the very day that John Paul II was born in Poland.

Adding fuel to the arcane speculation about these events is the prophecy of St. Malachy. Malachy was discovered to have left behind a prophetic list of all future popes beginning with Pope Celestine II, whose papacy began in 1143 A.D., up to and including the 112th. The list includes John Paul and just two more popes who will follow him.

In his list of popes, he uses a single line in Latin identifying a characteristic of each pope.

The description applied to the 110th pope on his list - John Paul II - is "De Labore Solis" (Of the Solar Eclipse), which seems to add great weight to the validity of St. Malachy’s chilling prophecy: that the next two popes chosen to succeed John Paul II will be the last popes.

After the reign of the last pope, "Peter the Roman," St. Malachy wrote, Rome will be destroyed.

As NewsMax.com reported April 3, Saint's Prophecy: Only Two Popes Remain, the 112th prophecy says, "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will reign Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city [Rome] will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people," an indication that the world will end.

Notmentioned in the above article is the legend of the 111th pope --"Glory of the Olive."

Still,a few thoughts have occurred to me regarding Malachy. Did hecount the antipopes as popes? Probably not (which means BenedictXVI is the 101st pope after Celestine II, not the 111th).

Also,regarding De Medietate Lunae which was supposedlyapplied to the extremely short-lived Pope John Paul theFirst. 33 days is an awfully short period of time. Isit possible Malachy overlooked John Paul I but saw only John PaulII? After all, "John Paul" was a most unusualname. If so, then that would make "Of the Half Moon"John Paul II's motto and not "Labour of the Sun."

Itwould apply very well to Pope John Paul the Great. Here iswhy: both the half moon and crescent moon are symbols ofIslam. John Paul II was the first pope to visit the Muslimand Arab nations and open up friendly relations between them andthe Vatican. Of course, the Jubilee Year was the zenith year ofthis embrace of Islamic nations by John Paul II (who also greetedIranian President Mohammad Khatami and Iraqi Prime Minister TariqAziz at the Vatican and condemned the then-pending US war inIraq).

TheSun Pope and the Moon Princess

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (81)Another matter regarding the moon is alinkage between the late Princess Diana (Diana, Goddess of theMoon) to the Pope.

Itis well-known that the Roman goddess, Diana (Artemis in the Greekpantheon), was the goddess of the Moon. Thus, Princess Diana,because of this namesake, is also associated with the moon.Indeed, Nostradamus makes much of this in a few of hisprophecies.

Herstar and his star rose together, nearly side-by-side. She died inParis at the zenith of her popularity in August 1997 -- shortlyafter John Paul visited Paris himself. Not long after her death,John Paul II, almost by default, found his health and his powersmoving steadily in decline, then accelerating downhill after2000.

JohnPaul II's funeral was held exactly 7 years and 7 months after thefuneral of Princess Diana!

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (82)Yet another good reason for John Paul IIto be given the motto "Of the Half Moon."

So,if this is true, then there are still two popes remaining afterthe current one, Benedict XVI, who would then be Labour of theSun and not Glory of the Olives.

Ofcourse, if the 10 antipopes were not counted by Malachy(and I doubt they were), this would have made John Paul II the100th pope after Celestine II, rather than the 110th. Thus, hewould have had whatever motto was applied to Pope Gregory XVI(1831-1846).

Still,Pope John Paul II could yet be associated with the sunmetaphorically, as a complement to Diana's moon.

Christianityis often associated through symbolism with the sun. Apollo wasthe Roman sun god and the son of Jupiter. He overthrew his Jovianfather (Paganism) and spawned the modern age of Man(Christendom).

However,the late poet and author Robert Graves argues in his book, TheWhite Goddess, that Apollo is synonymous with the age of science,a sterile god who, by usurping the pantheon of the Gods and theirone King, has destroyed man's natural association with thesupernatural. Thus "divine" intervention is required(the Muse according to Graves, or from a Christian perspective,an angel, the Virgin Mary, etc).

PopeJohn Paul II was the first pope to make his working devotion tothe "woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet." Tosome this is Mary; to others it is a woman persecuted by theforces of Satan who is about to give birth to a man-child toreign as the "Son of Man."

Thiswoman could have been Princess Diana; and is likely to be stillanother woman in the future who will succeed in delivering thislong-awaited child.

Thus,the pontificate of John Paul II seems to have been symbolised byboth sun and moon.

TheOriginal Mission of This Web Page: How Pope John Paul the GreatNarrowly Escaped Being the Slain Pontiff of Quatrain 2.97

OnOctober 16, 1998, it was reported that Pope John Paul II wasplanning to visit Iraq ("the land between two rivers")in the summer of 1999.

Theoriginal version of this web page was created in the early springof 1999 to warn that such a trip might prove dangerous to thePope and those close to him. In July 1999 it was revealed that hehoped to make a pilgrimage to the ancient city of Ur, thebirthplace of Abraham, and meet with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.That visit was postponed until December 1999 and thenre-scheduled for January 2000.

Thankfully,on December 10, 1999, it was announced that the trip had beencanceled.

Again,during the Jubilee Year, the Pope expressed a desire to visitBaghdad and the ancient city of Ur, and again what might havebeen a May 2001 trip was canceled.

Iam convinced that the Pope narrowly escaped what would have beena likely assassination attempt, probably at the behest of Osamabin Laden, had any of the planned trips to Iraq moved forward in1999, 2000, 2001, or 2003. It is very strange that so manyattempted trips to Iraq were cancelled -- in one instance at therequest of the United States government.

Werehe alive to visit Iraq now, it would be incredibly dangerous --dangerous beyond belief. Needless to say, Pope Benedict XVI mustalso refrain from visiting such a perilous place.

ABase 7 Prediction Fulfilled

Ibelieve that history repeats itself (more or less) at intervalsof seven years and MULTIPLES of seven years. I call thismathematically-based theory "base 7 numerology"(although it is not true numerology, but amathematically-contrived system).

The key to thefuture, in other words, lies in the past. History truly doesrepeat itself, yet not always exactly.

Iuse real historical events, their months and years, as the indexor precedent(s) for the projected future event. I also use realprophecy and close observation of current events to calculatewhat direction we are heading. I find that to the year I amusually between 71% and 91% successful with my predictions.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (83)In the appendix of my book, Nostradamusand the Final Age, I indicated that Pope John Paul II mightbe in danger during the base 7 vector of June/July 1998. On May 4, 1998, threedays after I mailed my manuscript out to Llewellyn Worldwide,Alois Estermann, the second-in-command of the Pope's SwissGuards, was slain by a disgruntled non-commissioned officer.Estermann's wife, Gladys Romero, was also shot to death byCedrich Tornay who afterwards turned the murder weapon onhimself. All three died; blood flowing from their mouths. It wasthe worst tragedy to befall the Swiss Guards in over five hundredyears.

Thenon August 29, 1999 -- once again during the season of the rose --another death plagued the Vatican. The suicide of a worshipperwho managed to smuggle a gun into St. Peter's Basilica raisedsecurity concerns for the Church and Vatican City four monthsbefore the start of the Holy Year. The suicide claimed to be bothChrist and Michelangelo.

BenedettoMinnini of the port city of Bari, shot himself in the mouth onthe afternoon of August 24 while the basilica was crowded withtourists. A woman videotaping inside happened to catch thesuicide on tape, and apparently was the first to alertauthorities. Blood flowed from yet another mouth for the secondyear in a row -- and during a predicted August-October1999vector.

Onemust remember Nostradamus' warning to the Pope: blood will notonly flow from his mouth, but from those close to him("both you and yours"). That is why the mainfocus of Quatrain 2.97 remains unfulfilled, despite commentatorswho insist that it is to be applied to Pius VI who died of acuteenteritis at Valence in 1799. Pius did not "approach"the city (implying an act of volition), which is indeed wateredby two rivers -- he was captured and taken prisoner there. Yes,it was reported that he vomited blood; however, no one in thepope's company died in a similar fashion. Indeed, the pope diedalone.

Usingmy base 7 system yet again, I warned that Pope John Paul might bein danger were he to travel abroad in May 2002, twenty-one (3 x 7)years after the assassination attempt that seriously wounded him.

Hereis what happened in May 2002:

Bulgaria on alert for pope's visit -- Security scare as man rushes pope

May 23, 2002 Posted: 2:48 PM EDT (1848 GMT)

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (84)SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNN) -- Ailing Pope John Paul II has arrived in Bulgaria for his first papal visit to the country, where all its 27,000 police have been put on duty or standby. It is hoped his four-day visit will heal wounds with the former communist country which was once implicated in the 1981 assassination attempt against the pontiff. The trip is also aimed at bringing a reconciliation of Christianity's eastern and western churches.

The pope praised Christians in largely Orthodox Bulgaria for their resistance to communist-era oppression. The 82-year-old pope, who has looked ever more frail recently, had the strength to make impromptu remarks in Italian after his official speech, thanking Bulgarians for his welcome joking: "The pope is an old man and that's why he is sitting down," while he gestured to Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov, who stood by his side during the arrival ceremony.

He urged Bulgaria to retain Christian values as it undertakes difficult social reforms in the push to convert the still deeply poor ex-communist state to a market economy, Reuters news agency reported. He also remembered the victims of east Europe's authoritarian regimes. "Even during the long winter of the totalitarian system, which brought suffering to your country... numberless children of this people remained heroically faithful to Christ, in not a few cases to the point of sacrificing their lives," the pope said. The hard-line communists who ruled Bulgaria from World War Two to 1989 repressed both majority Orthodox Christians, around 80 percent of the 8 million population, and the 80,000 Roman Catholic minority in the name of atheism.

On arrival in Sofia, the pope was carried down the steps of the plane on a lift and his usual ritual of kissing the tarmac on disembarkation was substituted for his blessing a pot of soil lifted to his lips. He was then ferried to the airport terminal on an electric platform. The tour is likely to be a strain on an ailing pope who has been forced to jettison some of his traditional rituals during the two-country tour of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria.

During the first-stage in Azerbaijan, the pope escaped a security alert when a shouting man on crutches rushed towards the altar where the pope was presiding over mass.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (85)Security officials told journalists the man said he wanted to have his picture taken with the pontiff. The situation resolved itself and the man later received a blessing from the pope. The pope survived an assassination attempt 20 years ago in Rome for which three Bulgarians were tried for suspected complicity in the shooting by a Turk but cleared by the Italian court through lack of evidence.

Pope John Paul has said he has "never ceased" to love the Bulgarian people. Foreign Minister Solomon Pasi is quoted by The Associated Press as calling the visit "a blessing," adding: "This visit will wipe out the undeserved taint Bulgaria has carried for the past 20 years."

Helicopters made low sweeps over the capital and army snipers took up positions around the airport as the pope arrived at about 6 p.m. local time on Thursday.

The pontiff, who first visited an Orthodox country in 1999 when he travelled to Romania, is likely to use his Bulgarian trip to renew his call for a reunification of Christianity's eastern and western Churches, which split in 1054.

He is scheduled to visit an Orthodox monastery near the southern town of Rila and hold an outdoor mass in the southeast in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city.

As well as meeting Patriarch Maxim on Friday, the pope will also meet leaders of the one million Bulgarian Muslims and the country's tiny Jewish community, which numbers between 7,000 and 8,000, some of whom worship at the world's largest Sephardic synagogue in Sofia.

He also plans to beatify three Roman Catholic priests who were executed in 1952 after being convicted of spying by the then communist regime.

The pope arrived in Bulgaria from the Azerbaijani capital of Baku after a two-day trip during which he gave mass for all 120 of the country's registered Roman Catholics -- mostly expatriates.

And again, onlyfive days after the end of May:

Pope caught in Vatican bomb scare

June 5, 2002

VATICAN (CNN) -- Pope John Paul II has been caught up in a bomb alert after a man threatened to blow himself up at the Vatican.

The man, who is believed to be mentally unstable, was reported to have phoned a local television station warning that he was about to carry out a bombing at St Peter's Square on Wednesday. The 45-year-old Italian was arrested carrying a hoax bomb -- empty tubes with dangling wires -- after shouting accusations against local politicians, Reuters news agency quoted police as saying.

The pope was holding his weekly general audience at the time, but it is not known how close he was to the incident.

The suspect, who police say has a history of psychological problems, was believed to have been protesting at corruption in his native southern Italy.

He had told the TV station that he was about to blow himself up outside the Vatican post offices in the square, but in fact he made his way to another part where pilgrims were queuing. The man was screaming out that he wanted to meet journalists and magistrates to talk about the alleged corruption.

Police sealed off the area and temporarily stopped the flow of pilgrims into the square before preparations were resumed for the audience.

Backin 2003, I indicated that I believed John Paul II might hold onand finally succumb of natural causes sometime in August-October2006 -- an important base 7 numerological anniversary(4 x 7) of the deaths of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and PopeJohn Paul II's ascension to the Holy See during the same periodof 1978.

However,around March 23, 2005, I realised that I had overlooked postinganother vector -- one which had disturbing implications -- thatindicated the Pope would instead succumb to natural causes aroundJune/July2005on the 42nd (6 x 7) anniversary of Pope John XXIII'sdeath on June 30, 1963.This vector was quickly posted to this page on March 24, 2005and then to the 2005 (Part Two) page on March 31.

Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy (86)This, as it turnsout, was the correct vector and only off by two months andtwenty-eight days.

Bearin mind that when this June/July 2005 vector was posted onthis page on March 24, Vatican officials were playing downconcerns about Pope John Paul II's health. The pontiff made asilent and brief appearance from his apartment window overlookingSt. Peter's Square that same day, as he had the previous day,silently blessing the faithful gathered below.

So,despite his recent ill health, there was absolutely no reason tosuspect with any certainty that the Pope would be dead within thespace of nine days due to a sudden onset of sepsis caused by anundiagnosed urinary tract infection.

Thisis why it was a PREDICTION FULFILLED and without a doubt abase 7 link to 1963 and the death of Pope John XXIII.

ThePope and the President

Accordingto the base 7 system, this year is also the year that PresidentBush is in greatest danger of falling victim to the Shawnee Curse(also known as the curse of Chief Tecumseh). Therefore 2005 maybe very similar to 1963 when Pope John XXIII and President John FKennedy died four months and twenty-two days apart.

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Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
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Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) President George W. Bush (2001-2005?)

Aninteresting link between John Paul II and John XXIII has beendiscussed on CNN:

Ithas been reported that John XXIII's body was in excellentcondition when it was exhumed from the cramped grotto under thebasilica in 2001 -- 38 years after his death -- and moved to themain floor following his beatification. I have seen recent photosof the body, and can confirm that there were absolutely no signsof decay. John XXIII looks today as he did when he died in June1963.

JohnPaul II, who expressed a will to be buriedunderground, was buried in John XXIII's vacanttomb.

Inaddition, his name was changed to Pope John Paul theGreat and it is quite likely that one day, like JohnXXIII, he too shall be made a saint.

Nowthat the most popular pope since John XXIII has died, PresidentGeorge W. Bush will be in extremely grave and mortal danger ofdeath in what is also the 42nd anniversary of John F Kennedy'sassassination in 1963.

Bushrecently crossed the latest dates any president subject to theTecumseh Curse has survived to: April 12 (FDR)and April 14 (Lincoln) of a year ending in 5.

Havingsurvived this, he may find himself in positive peril of losinghis life four months and twenty-two days after the death of PopeJohn Paul II: around August 24, 2005.Then comes the actual 42nd anniversary of Kennedy's assassinationon November 22, 2005. Ofcourse, I would not expect the specific dates to be the ones toworry about, which is why I project by the month or window ofmonths and year and not by the day, month, and year. The base 7system is rarely exact to the very day.

Formore on Bush and the Tecumseh curse, see Signature of Death for US President in2005.

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