Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Is the "Worthy Shepherd" the Last Pope?

Following the hugely portentous events of the past few days, since Pope Benedict XVI announced his abdication on 11th February, 2013, I would like to add some more commentary as to what I believe is the prophetic significance behind these recent occurrences. As almost everyone on the planet already knows, just hours after the Holy Father announced his abdication, lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica twice.

Whilst the odds of this occurring alone are almost unfathomable, just a few days later, the biggest meteor strike since the 1908 Tunguska event occurred (once again) in Russia, on 15th Feb - the exact same day an entirely unrelated asteroid narrowly missed the earth.

The next day following the 2013 Russian meteor strike, on Feb 16th, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Rome.

All this is to be considered in the backdrop of the apparent near fulfilment of the "Worthy Shepherd Prophecy", which foretold that a papal election would take place " around twelve year shall the millennium have passed". The Worthy Shepherd prophecy goes on to state that this new pope, who is to be equated with the Angelic Pope of Catholic prophecy, will ultimately result in the healing the Church of the Great Schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Also to be taken into consideration is the fact that the prophecies of St. Malachy foretell that this would be the last pope, Petrus Romanus, or Peter the Roman:

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End

If we are to accept St. Malachy's list of popes as genuine prophecy, then given the fact that there are no other popes on the list after this point, we would have to equate Petrus Romanus with the Angelic Pope of Catholic prophecy. By the same reasoning, we would also have to connect this new pontiff in St. Malachy's list to the martyr-pope of various private revelations, including the Third Secret of Fatima, which tells that the three shepherd children saw:

...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.

If the hypothesis I present in my book is correct, then the Angelic Pope is to be equated with one of the Two Witnesses of Rev 11, who will "turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers" (Mal 4:6), before being killed by the "beast who rises up from the bottomless pit" (Rev 11:7).

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
 The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.

(Rev 11:1-14)

So if the Worthy Shepherd Prophecy is authentic and correct (which it so far appears to be), and the Angelic Pope will be elevated to the papacy during the next conclave, there is a very real chance that this will indeed be the last pope. The same pope seen in the vision of the Third Secret of Fatima, which apparently depicts the final persecution of Christians under the Antichrist.

The very first prophecies of the Angelic Pope, cited by Roger Bacon in the 13th century, place the Pastor Angelicus directly before the coming of the Antichrist:

Many wise men have thought about this. Reflecting upon divine wisdom, the knowledge  of the saints, the truths of history, as well as prophecies both sacred and solid (like those of the Sibyls, of Merlin, of Aquila, of Festo, and of many other wise men), they have thought that the days of the Antichrist would come in this period. Therefore it is necessary that evil be stamped out so that God's elect plainly appear. A very holy pope will first come who will remove all the corruptions in education and the Church and all the rest. Then the world will be renewed and the fullness of peoples will enter in; even the remnants of Israel will be converted to the faith.
(Roger Bacon, The Compendium of Study. Trans. Bernard McGinn, cited in Visions of the End pp190-191)

Whilst the possibility that the next Sovereign Pontiff will be the last pope hinges on the equivalence of the Worthy Shepherd/Angelic Pope prophecies with that of St. Malachy's Petrus Romanus, these recent heavenly portents give us pause for thought.

As well as the signs we have already seen around the announcement of the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI, we have to take into consideration the fact that a comet (Pan Starrs) will appear during the papal conclave in March, in the same year that one of the brightest comets in human history - Ison is due to appear. In addition, a heavily symbol-laden planetary conjunction took place on the Feast of the Annunciation (Mar 25th) last year, which apparently pointed to the significance of Christ's twelfth birthday (just four days out from the turn of the Mayan calendar), and thus pointing to the 2000th annversary of the "Finding in the Temple" - which will occur this Lenten season at around the time of the papal conclave, when the new "Sweet Christ on Earth" (as St. Catherine of Viena referred to the Pope) will be found among the Doctors of the Church. What are we to make of all this? It's hard to know where to begin...
The amount of material needed to do justice to all of this is going to be quite vast, so I will have to break it up into several different posts.

To be continued...


Anonymous said...

Great post! The above link mentions that Virgo rising with the moon under her feet will appear on March 2nd in the sky over Jerusalem. I wonder if this is significant?

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve said...

Emmet, thanks for your fascinating commentary. I'm very interested in this. One question is about the time frame. If the next pope is indeed the last pope, and has a short reign (?), it would seem there would not be enough time for all the other things in Catholic prophecy to happen. I read Desmond Birch's book and he has an interesting timeline. This would include the Great Monarch, etc.

Pope Scoobus I said...

Wait, where was it reported that lightning struck twice? The reports said only once.

Also, why do you interpret Petrus Romanus as being the next pope? Interpretations of this medieval forgery vary, and it is certainly possible that there will be many popes, maybe even 100 popes, prior to Petrus Romanus.

joerusso777 said...

If you watch the video above you will see that two bolts of lightning seem to hit the Basilica. Yes this could be interpreted as just one bolt but some can see it as two bolts.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Sr. Lorraine,

You're right. I keep meaning to mention this. If the next pope is another elderly pontiff, I think this would rule him out from being the last pope, since a lot still has to happen. The era of peace/Second Pentecost promised by Our Lady of Fatima still has to happen. Once the Faith is rekindled in Europe, then a lot of prophecies (including the Church approved portion of La Salette) suggest that the Angelic Pope will anoint a new Holy Roman Emperor - the Great Monarch. Most of these prophecies point to the monarchy being restored in France, which isn't altogether implausible if the Eldest Daugther of the Church once again embraced the Faith.
Then according to the Church approved version of La Salette again (which was only published in 2002, and thus not availible to Birch), there would be another falling away afterwards at the coming of the Antichrist. Maximin Giraud stated that the following events would begin to happen around the year 2000:

"France has corrupted the universe, one day it will be punished. The faith will die out in France: three quarters of France will not practice religion anymore, or almost no more, the other part will practice it without really practicing it. Then, after [that], nations will convert, the faith will be rekindled everywhere. A great country, now Protestant, in the north of Europe, will be converted; by the support of this country all the other nations of the world will be converted.
Before all that arrives, great disorders will arrive, in the Church, and everywhere. Then, after [that], our Holy Father the Pope will be persecuted. His successor will be a pontiff that nobody expects.
Then, after [that], a great peace will come, but it will not last a long time. A monster will come to disturb it."

According to Bl. Elizabeth Canori-Mora, Benedict XVI could be the pope who is "persecuted" - the one surrounded by wolves seeking to drag him from his throne. The next pope then could be the one no one expects. Maximin states that the peace will not last a long time however before the coming of the Antichrist.
Melanie's secret says much the same thing:

"After all these calamities have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them. They will convert, and do penance for their sins.
A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign many years. Religion will re-flourish and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance. The world, glad to be lacking nothing, will fall again into disorder, will give up God, and will return to its criminal passions.
[Among] God's ministers, and the Spouses of Jesus-Christ, there will be some who will go astray, and that will be the most terrible."

So if we have a young pope (say his late fifties to early sixties), I'd say all this could take place over a 20-30 year period, and he could thus possibly be the last pope. But if we have an elderly pope, all this is a lot less likely to happen in (for talk's sake) another 8 year pontificate. So there would likely be another (indefinite) amount of popes after this, and St. Malachy's list of popes can be ruled out definitively.
It can all be very difficult to get to grips with, but we'll know better in a few weeks when the new pope takes the helm.
Also Birch's work contains many spurious prophecies of untraceable origin, which might mix things up a bit. He bases most of his research on Yves Dupont and Fr. Gerard Cullerton's books, which also don't cite original sources. Many of the Great Monarch prophecies he cites are also contradictory, for example. So it's best to work with private revelations of the highest level of approval, and discard any spurious prophecies that don't add up.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Scoob,

I don't think it shows the lightning strike twice in that video. I think it is the same strike replayed in slow motion. But all the reporters there saw it strike twice. They didn't manage to capture the first one, but were all ready for the second. See this report here:

Also, I don't think postulating an elipsis stands up. If the "seer" could see all the popes down to the end, why would he not mention all the popes in-between as well? And if he was solely attempting to influence a papal conclave, why not shorten the list even further? Why go to all the bother of including so many popes hundreds of years in the future? I think we would have to either take it at face value, or dismiss it completely.

joerusso777 said...

Sorry Emmett and scoob I was mistaken.

Muv said...

Hello Emmett,

It is just this past week that I have stumbled across your blog. Thank you very much for all your efforts in casting some light on these matters in these rather too interesting times.

I have been reading passages attributed to Padre Pio concerning the Three Days of Darkness prophecy. Have you written about this on your blog? If it's already there and I haven't found it yet, my apologies.

The way I am reading things now, the Three Days of Darkness, the Great Warning and Illumination of Conscience prophecies all seem to be coalescing into one. Is there any chance of you covering this in forthcoming posts?

Many thanks,

Jamey said...


Emmett and myself had this discussion a while back in the following link, you will need to scroll to the comments area to see Emmett's opinion on the 3 days of darkness prophecies:

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks for answering Muv's question Jamey.
I will have to get round to addressing the three days of darkness.
Basically I think it should be understood in a spiritual, metaphorical sense, and that it represents the age of the Great Apostasy. The home represents the Church. The darkness is the apostasy outside. Anyone outside the Church will be carried off by the evil one.
If we are at the dawn of the Second Pentecost, then we are at the end of the three days of darkness.

Muv said...

Hello Emmett and Jamey,

Thanks for your replies. I had already read the comments under the post Jamey mentioned, but was hoping for a bit more detail. Looking forward to what you have to say, Emmett. No rush. Or is there..?


jonst said...

Emmett, luv ur blogs & this site. I do think Turkson will be next Pope because of the phrase " a Pope who nobody expects" What is ur take on this? Luv in Christ & God bless u & my fellow bloggers.

Unknown said...

I could tell you many rhings that are going to happen as they have neen playing out for me for most of my life. Do NOT be afraid --Listen to His ONLY negative command on the NEw Testament