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One-World Religion

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE: The Bible clearly teaches that there will be some kind of universal religion that will use its influence to enable the Beast, a world military and economic dictator, to rise to power.

There are already religious movements working toward the goal of a "United Religions," modeled after the United Nations. Once born-again Christians have been taken up to meet Christ in the Rapture, what is left of Christianity will be willing to cooperate with other religions in the name of peace.

According to the prophecy in Revelation about the "Mark of the Beast," all people will be required to worship the Beast in order to receive permission to buy or sell. His world religious movement will be led by the False Prophet of Revelation 13. It's influence will be symbolized by the spiritualy adulterous woman who rides the Beast in Revelation 17.

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Franklin Graham Disagrees with Pope Francis on Homosexuality

Dec. 30, 2013 - Pope Francis has said, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has goodwill, who am I to judge them?”

Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham told "Meet the Press" that being gay is a sin in the eyes of God, and that he does not plan to soften his position. He said the Pope is right that he is not the judge. God is.

“God would have to shift — and God doesn’t. “God’s word is the same, yesterday and today and a million years from now. It's a sin. I know the consequences of what will happen one day when they stand before God.”

Source: NewsMax

Prophetic Significance of a One-World Religion

Did Pope Francis Say “All Religions Are True”?

Dec. 21, 2013 - Christians beware! You can't believe everything you read on the Internet! That is why we check sources carefully at Prophecy Central before posting a story. A major case in point is a blog (we won't send more traffic to them by linking it) that posted this headline:
"Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That 'All Religions Are True' At Historic Third Vatican Council"

According to the article Pope Francis had convened a Third Vatican Council (not true) and gave a shocking speech that atheism and all religions are acceptable, that truth is relative, and hell is not real (none of this is true). The piece is carefully-worded satire that fooled tens of thousands of people.

In this section of Prophecy Central you will find some disturbing news about the new Pope, but we will do our best not to post false information. We are grateful to another blog, The Wardrobe Door, for setting the record straight on this particular issue.

The Wardrobe Door

Pope Francis named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Dec. 11, 2013 - Naming Pope Francis "Person of the Year," Time Magazine's managing editor Nancy Gibbs pointed out that the Pope had pulled "the papacy out of the palace and into the streets."
"Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly - young and old, faithful and cynical."
He took the name Francis in honor of the 12th Century Italian saint who left the aristocratic lifestyle to work with the poor.

Pope Francis is already tackling major reforms and leading discussions about the central conversations of our time including wealth and poverty, globalization, and the nature of marriage.

Source: BBC
Pope Francis, The People’s Pope - Time Magazine
Francis Calls for Spreading the Wealth in First Peace Message as Pope - NewsMax
Pope Responds to Limbaugh, Conservatives: 'Marxism is Wrong' - NewsMax
Pope Francis named ‘Person of the Year’ by leading gay rights magazine - Independent U.K.
Limbaugh sees Obama tie in pope's 'gay' award - WND

Pope: 'Authentic' Islam opposes violence

Nov. 28, 2013 - In Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium,” he claimed that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence.” Critics are wondering if he knows what the Koran teaches or the violent history of Muhammad and his followers.
Source: Bob Unruh - WND
Pope Francis Sanctions Savagery - the Koran says: "So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks..." quran 47:4 - Pamela Geller - Atlas Shrugs

Pope Francis Calls Unfettered Capitalism 'A New Tyranny'

Nov. 26, 2013 - In an 84-page apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny." He asked politicians to guarantee to all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare."

This article says that this publication "echoed the missionary zeal more often heard from the evangelical Protestants who have won over many disaffected Catholics in the pope's native Latin America."

Source: Business Insider
Rush Limbaugh scorches Pope Francis - WND
Pope Francis's Theory of Economics - The Atlantic

Forbes ranks Francis as 4th most powerful person in the world

Oct. 30, 2013 -
Forbes ranks him immediately after the Presidents of Russia, the USA and China. It is a most extraordinary result for this humble leader of the Catholic Church who has never in his life sought position, power or status.
Source: Vatican Insider
The World's Most Powerful People 2013 - Prophecy Central's Russia section

Bishop: Pope leading church to 'disaster'

Oct. 10, 2013 - Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X (a society that the Vatican says has no canonical status in the Roman Catholic Church), told an audience in Kansas City that Pope Francis' liberal views are causing the church's decline and might be a sign that the world is entering the age of the Antichrist.

Fellay tied his remarks to the "Third Secret of Fatima," a vision supposedly given to a poor child in Potugal in 1917. She later said that she thought the vision predicted the events of the Apocalypse, from Revelation chapters 8 through 13.

Source: WND

Pope Francis to Rewrite Catholic Apostolic Constitution in 'Unprecedented' Move

Oct. 2, 2013 - In 1988 Pope John Paul II introduced a number of reforms relating to the central government of the Roman Catholic Church. The document he issued was called the Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus of the Roman Catholic Church. Now Pope Francis has picked eight cardinals to rewrite the document.
The reform aims to bring about a "much less Roman and more widely representative way of governing of the Universal Church."
Source: Christian Post
Poll: Pope Francis' Comments on Abortion, Homosexuality Win Strong Approval from US Catholics - Christian Post
US Muslim leader says Pope is model of what religious figurehead should be - Catholic Herald

What You Should Know About the Pope's New Interview

Sept. 21, 2013 - Pope Francis was interviewed by Jesuit publications earlier this week. The news media has focused on... topics like abortion and gay marriage, and women in church leadership. While Francis addresses these controversial issues head on, they are not the full substance of the wide-ranging interview.
Source: Christianity Today
Priests prepare to punctuate Pope's message of tolerance - Fox

Pope Francis reaches out to atheists and agnostics

Sept. 11, 2013 - In answer to the question whether "the Christian God forgives those who do not believe and do not seek faith," Pope Francis wrote a lengthy article in which he said,
"The question for those who do not believe in God is to follow their own conscience. Sin, even for a non-believer, is when one goes against one's conscience. . . [the] mercy of God has no limits."
Source: Telegraph UK
No joke this time: Is the pope Catholic? - WND

Pope Francis' 'risky business' sparks internal fire

Aug. 13, 2013 -A list of criticisms of Pope Francis has been launched from within the Vatican and has been published widely in Spanish-speaking outlets throughout Latin America.

His deep concern for the poor, his refusal to live in palatial luxury, and nine other complaints are being circulated. Most dramatically, he has had damaging records about the Vatican's banking scandal seized, and is unwilling to let pedophiles hide as refugees in the Vatican.

Increasingly, harsh criticism of Francis is being whispered in Rome and suggested in various posts on social networking websites as radical conservative sectors within the church voice dissatisfaction.

Source: WND
Pope Francis' Life to Be Featured in Biopic - NewsMax

Pope electors told of 'Smoke of Satan' in Vatican

Aug. 20, 2013 - It has been revealed in an official Vatican bulletin titled “Acta Apostolicae Sedis,” that the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis on March 13 heard a message, immediately before the voting, from a senior cardinal, Prosper Grech. He warned the church not to allow “The Smoke of Satan” to descend on the Vatican. This expression is said to have come from Pope Paul VI's inauguration, when he had used it to refer to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican. Catholic insider Malachi Martin published details of this "Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer" in his fiction book, “Windswept House.” He wrote that this ceremony was conduced within the Roman Catholic Citadel on June 29, 1963.
Source: WND
Malachi Martin -- Lucifer Enthroned in Vatican?- Marie Henrie in
"Windswept House" was fiction, but Malachi said this book was 85% based in reality. "According to The New American, Martin confirmed that the ceremony did indeed occur as he had described."
Pope Paul VI Admitted 'The Smoke of Satan Entered the Sanctuary' - The Resonant Factor

Pope Francis: Gays Shouldn't Be Marginalized, Ban on Women Priests 'Definitive'

July 29, 2013 - On the return flight from the Pope's week-long visit to Brazil, he said that, gays should not be judged or marginalised, but he reaffirmed Church teaching that homosexual acts are a sin. He referred to the Catholic Church's universal Catechism, which says that while homosexual orientation is not sinful, homosexual acts are.

While in Brazil, the Pope had participated in a world Catholic youth festival on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach. Organizers estimated that it attracted some 3 million people.

Source: NewsMax
Catholic League's Donohue: Church 'Will Never' Endorse Gay Marriage - News Max

2.6 Billion Christians Predicted By 2020, Study Says

July 20, 2013 -"Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010," A study conducted from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachussetts, predicts that Christianity will have grown to 2.6 billion people out of a total of 7.7 billion world population.

Christianity is growing in Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania (Australia and surrounding nations).

Christianity is declining in Europe and North America, mostly through people abandoning religion for atheism or agnosticism and from the birth rate not keeping up with the death rate.

Source: NewsMax

Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter

July 17, 2013 - About 1.5 million people will attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero later this month to see Pope Francis. For those who can't attend, the Pope may offer “indulgences” – reductions of the stay in Purgatory – to the faithful who follow him on television, radio, and social media such as Twitter.
The Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican court that rules on the forgiveness of sins, has said that indulgences may be given to those who follow the “rites and pious exercises” of the event on television, radio and through social media.
Indulgences will not be obtained on the Internet. Believers would still need to confess their sins, offer prayers, and attend Mass.
Source: Independent - UK

Ancient 'Prophecy of the Popes' coming true?

July 8, 2013 - World Net Daily has a new DVD based on the book "Petrus Romanus" by Thomas Horn and Chris Putnam. It explores the possibility that an ancient list of popes, reportedly written by Archbishop St. Malachi about 800 years ago, is an acurate preview of popes from his time until now. If the list is correct Pope Francis will be the last one before Jesus returns.

Some of the prophecies have had striking fulfillments, while others are debatable. The book and the DVD explore the pros and cons of the theory and what it could mean to us today.

Source: WND
What if the Next Pope is the Last One? - Ron's Blog

Watch Muslims, Jews agree on coming end times

July 7, 2013 -
A Turkish television show featured prominent Muslim and Jewish leaders agreeing on the coming end times . . . and the possibility that the religions’ expected messiahs – the Mahdi for Muslims and King Messiah for the Jews – are one and the same.
Source: WND

Pope Francis: 'Scandalous' That Millions Are still Starving; Economic Crisis No Excuse

Jun. 21, 2013 - Speaking at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Conference, Pope Francis said, "It is a well-known fact that current levels of production are sufficient, yet millions of people are still suffering and dying of starvation. This is truly scandalous." He refered to the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan.
According to world hunger statistics, 33 percent of the earth's population is considered to be starving. Close to 1.5 million children die from hunger every year, and as many as 98 percent of people who live in developing countries do not have enough to eat.
Source: Christian Post
Pope 'Snub' of Concert Stuns Cardinals, Sends Signal - NewsMax

Pope Francis Meets Anglican Head Justin Welby; Christian Leaders Talk Differences, Friendship

Jun. 17, 2013 - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 14, 2013. They discussed their differences, such as Anglicans allowing women to be priests and celibate homosexuals to seek to be bishops, but focused on their points of unity, like sanctity of marriage and the sacredness of human life.
"I pray that the nearness of our two inaugurations may serve the reconciliation of the world and the Church," the Archbishop of Canterbury said.
Source: Christian Post

Our Francis, Too

Jun. 5, 2013 - Many evangelicals are favorable to the new Pope Francis. This is partly due to his adoption of the name and spirit of St. Francis of Assi, and partly because he will be an ally in the fight against abortion.
Source: Timothy George - Christianity Today

Pope to CLAR, part 2: "Yes, there is a 'gay lobby' in the Curia. We need to see what we can do about it"

Jun. 6, 2013 -
Source: Rorate Cael

Pope Francis to Atheists: 'Just Do Good'

May 23, 2013 - During his daily Mass yesterday Pope Francis answered the inquiry of a Catholic who asked if Jesus had redeemed atheists.
"Even them, everyone," the pope explained on Vatican Radio. "We all have the duty to do good . . . Just do good, and we'll find a meeting point."
Source: NewsMax
Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics - Huffington Post
Response by a Catholic priest: Did Pope Francis Preach Salvation by Works? - Patheos

Liberation theologians see Pope Francis as fellow traveler, fixing a church 'in ruins'

Apr. 29, 2013 - According to Brazilian leftist Leonardo Boff , Pope Francis could reverse the effect of previous popes who tried to stamp out liberation theology. He said the new pontiff has what it takes to fix a church "in ruins."
Previous popes tried to silence the Brazilian leftist, but Boff says the former Argentine cardinal who became pope last month has both the vigor and tenderness to create a new spiritual world.
He said that the pope will support universal causes and the perspectives of the poor.
Source: Religion Today
Pope Francis: Liberation Theologian? - The connection between liberation theology and Marxism can be explained by their common belief that salvation comes from redistributing wealth in order to achieve economic and political parity, as opposed to the basic Christian idea of salvation through grace. - Breitbart
Pope Francis honeymoon continues: Draws big crowds and new fans - NBC

How Long Will the Pope's Honeymoon Last?

Apr. 3, 2013 - Polls show that between 73 and 88 percent of American Catholics are happy with the selection of Pope Francis. However politically conservative Catholics are concerned because he is a Jesuit - the first ever to be Pope. The Catholic right has a long list of problems with the Jesuits. Another potential problem is praise for Francis from liberation theologians.
Indeed, the new pope "would likely be considered too liberal for a prime time speaking slot at the 2016 [Democratic] convention," Charles Camosy, a theologian at Fordham University in New York, wrote in a Washington Post column titled "Republicans have a Pope Francis problem."
Source: Religion Today
Republicans have a Pope Francis problem - Washington Post
Vatican seeks to rebrand its relationship with science - CNN

Francis I: The ‘End of the World’ Pope

Mar. 21, 2013 - This thought-provoking article by Adrian Salbuchi, a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina, explores the uniqueness of Pope Francis. It starts with the new Pope's own remarks about his choice:
“You know that the duty of the conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother cardinals went almost to the end of the world to get him. But here we are.”
When he said "the end of the world," he was speaking about geography, but the writer brings up the Prophecy of St. Malachy and its' prediction that this Pope fills the last spot on the list penned hundreds of years ago.

Whether or not one takes the Malachy prophecies seriously, Salbuchi explains that Francis is the first Jesuit to become Pope, and what that might mean.

Source: Russia Today
Pope Francis Says the 'Nones' Can Be Allies for the Church - Religion Today

Why the First Jesuit Pope is a Big Deal

Mar. 17, 2013 - Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Bergoglio apparently did not seek it, but he has been chosen. The Society of Jesus, the formal name of the movement, is the largest religious order in the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1540 by Ignatius Loyola, a Spanish soldier who had a religious conversion after being wounded. Jesuits are sometimes called "God's Marines."
The Jesuits have played a key role in the history of the church. For centuries, they have served as its leading missionaries, founded its most prestigious universities and committed themselves to alleviating the deepest poverty.
Jesuits are activists. Professor David Collins of Georgetown University says they have consistently offended people, and are often vocal on both sides of controversial issues. He cited the left-leaning liberation theology movement in South America. In the new Pope's native Argentina, where he headed the Jesuit order from 1973 to 1979, many of his priests openly supported it, but he opposed it.
Source: Caleb Bell - Religion Today
The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church - Understand The Times
Is Jesuit Pope Francis the Antichrist or the False Prophet? - The Prophetic Years

More About Pope Francis

Mar. 15, 2013 - A tremendous amount of information about the new Pope is coming from many sources. As a pivotial figure in the Christian world, international affairs, and end times developments, he evokes great interest. We will post representative articles from various points of view to help us understand the significance of his election.
New pope has history of good relations with Jewish community - The Times of Israel
Angel’ appears in skies over Florida Cameras capture cloud formation on day new pope named - Before It's News
Vatican on Offensive: Pope Did Not Stay Silent During 'Dirty War' - NewsMax
World Evangelical Alliance Congratulates Pope Francis; Hopes to Continue Dialogue With Catholic Church - Christian Post
Pope Francis warns Church could become 'compassionate NGO' - BBC
Why Pope Francis Excites (Most) Evangelical Leaders - Christianity Today
Luis Palau: Why It Matters that Pope Francis Drinks Maté with Evangelicals - Christianity Today
Pope Francis history's 'final' pontiff? - WND
Pope Francis: Nostradamus and Malachy Wrong? - UFO Digest
Pope Francis Is ‘Petrus Romanus’, Here’s Why. - Before It's News
Saint Francis Of Assisi And Islam: How The New Pope Could Bring Muslims And Christians Together - Huffington Post

Pope Francis: 14 Facts You Should Know about the Former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Mar. 14, 2013 - Basic background information on the new Pope
Source: Time
Earlier background article: Profile: New pope, Jesuit Bergoglio, was runner-up in 2005 conclave - National Catholic Reporter
The Society of Jesus: Who are the Jesuits? - BBC
Pope Francis history's 'final' pontiff? - WND
St. Francis of Assisi - Brittanica
Petrus Romanus Arrives on 3/13/2013 at 20:13 Hours! -Logos Apologia
First Jesuit Pope Shatters Centuries Of Mistrust - International Business Times

Pope Chosen!

Mar. 13, 2013 - Cardinal Bergoglio, Archbishop of Argentina, has been chosen the new Pope. He has picked the name "Francis."
White smoke signals cardinals have selected a new pope - Fox

Cardinals open papal conclave at Sistine Chapel; no pope elected on first day

Mar. 12, 2013
Source: Washington Post
Full Coverage - Fox
What if the Next Pope is the Last One? - Ron's Blog
New Pope 2013: Countdown to New Pope is Also Countdown to Doomsday? - International Business Times
Pope Name Predictions: Bookmakers Like Leo, But John Is Most Popular Historically - Huffington Post

Countdown to a pope pick starts tonight

Mar. 8, 2013 - Cardinals in Rome are expected to set a start date today for the Conclave that will pick the next Pope. It is thought that the conclave will start next week and be finished in time to announce the new pontiff before Palm Sunday, March 24.
Source: USA Today
Update Mar. 11, 2013 - Cardinals count down to conclave with final talks amid debate over manager or pastoral pope - Fox

Benedict XVI pledges 'unconditional obedience' to new pope

Feb. 28, 2013 - On his last day in power Pope Benedict XVI told the cardinals who will pick his successor that he pledges "unconditional obedience" and respect to whoever is chosen as the next pope.
His words appeared designed to answer concerns that the presence of a former pontiff might lead to confusion or competing loyalties once the new pope is installed.
Source: CNN
A reluctant leader, Pope Benedict leaves legacy of ‘new evangelization’ - Washington Times
Papal Contenders - ABC

'Final pope' already running Vatican?

Feb. 13, 2013 - One of the possible candidates for the papacy is Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro (Peter in English) Evasio Bertone, the current secretary of state for the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Chamberlain, of the Holy Roman Church on April 4, 2007. As such, he will be in charge until the College of Cardinals selects a new pope.
Source: WND
Feb. 20, 2013 - St. Malachy Last Pope Prophecy: What Theologians Think About 12th-Century Prediction - Huffington Post
9 things you need to know about the prophecy of St. Malachy - National Catholic Register

Feb. 12, 2013 -
RonGraff.jpg - 6668 Bytes What if the Next Pope is the Last One?

The retirement of Pope Benedict XVI will have a stunning effect. A document that has been known to prophecy scholars for some time is about to become common knowledge, and is sure to cause a great deal of speculation and debate. The document is the “Prophecy of the Popes,” supposedly written by Saint Malachy, a Bishop in Armagh, Ireland in 1139. It is a list of 112 future Popes from his time to the present… and just beyond.

The shocking thing is that the present Pope is next to last in the list. Now he has announced his resignation. The next Pope will the last one on the list and the prognostication for his reign is not encouraging. A translation of the prophecy says,

“In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are all finished, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.”

Malachy’s vision does not carry the weight of Bible prophecy. It is more like the Quatrains of Nostradamus. Some people claim that it has been about 80% accurate. Admittedly, that success rate has been achieved by a little creative explanation from its proponents, again, like the writings of Nostradamus. It also may have been a forgery since the other scholars of his own era did not leave any historical mention of the list. In 1595 it was “discovered” and published by a Benedictine named Arnold de Wyon in his history book Lignum Vitae. Skeptics note that the prophecies about the Popes in the list before 1595 were more accurate than the ones since that time. This suggests that the earlier ones were written after those Popes had lived. But the prophecies about Popes since then could not have been changed, and their fulfillments still turned out to be quite remarkable.

Bible prophecy teachers have been cautiously covering this subject for a couple of decades. I say, “cautiously” because it is not from the Bible. We expect Bible prophecy to be 100% true. People do have dreams and visions, but they are not on a par with the Scriptures, and only time will tell whether or not their prophecies were right. We also have been warned by Jesus not to try to set dates for prophetic events. Too many writers have been discredited by making that mistake.

Hal Lindsey wrote about this Malachy prophecy a few years ago, before Pope Benedict XVI was chosen. Last year a big book was written with this prophecy in mind. It was Petrus Romanus by Thomas Horn and Chris Putnam. I wrote a favorable review of their work because they were careful to stress that they “do not claim to know” and that they are, “not prophets or apocalyptic date-setters, just researchers and commentators.”

It will be interesting to see what Catholic scholars and commentators say about this development. In Petrus Romanus, the authors say that T he Roman Catholic Church has had over four hundred fifty years to reject the prophecies, but it never has.

It is likely that some Catholics will dismiss the prophecies outright, but others will explain the vision as a valiant attempt by the next Pope to counter the apostasy of the times in which we are living.

Other teachers might consider him a failure in that effort, so that the Beast of the Apocalypse (Antichrist) will be able to rise to power.

Some may even promote the idea that many have held before, that this Pope would actually become the False Prophet who will directly assist the Beast. Personally, I doubt that this scenario will develop, but only time will tell.

Is this Catholic-bashing? It is not meant to be. The Bible most definitely teaches that there will be a great apostasy, or falling away from the truth, in most denominations in the days leading up to the Tribulation. It also teaches that an amalgamation of religious groups will empower the Beast in his dictatorial drive. Apostasy is a problem in all churches. But the reality is that the Roman Catholic Church is the largest and oldest branch of Christianity, and history shows that it has had some unfortunate lapses in the past, and is currently struggling with serious scandals.

And remember that during the Tribulation, when all of this comes to a head, born-again believers from all churches, including Catholics, will have been taken by the Rapture to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Their absence will be the cause of the radical upsurge of immorality and violence during that time. That is why what is left of the Church would be willing to join with other faiths in a one-world religion that will empower the evil world dictator.

So, what should we do with this information? First, let’s not put too much emphasis on the Prophecy of the Popes. It won’t matter if it doesn’t come to pass. It is not from the Bible. And prophecy observers will not know if it is true or not as long as the next Pope is alive. Let’s just add it to the “big picture” of end times events and not discredit Bible scholarship by making irresponsible statements.

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

Feb. 11, 2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign at the end of this month. It is rare for a Pope to resign. The last resignation was nearly 600 years ago. He explained why he is stepping down:
"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."
Source: CNN
See this from July 1, 2012 - Review of Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here - Ron's Blog
'Final pope' authors predicted Benedict would resign- WND
From 4/19/05 - Pope choice fulfills ancient prophecy?- WND
Saint Malachy - Prophecies about 112 popes until the end of the world.-
Video: Petrus Romanus - You Tube
Petrus Romanus Prophecy; Will The Next Pope Lead To The Apocalypse? - International Business Times - Irish Central
Malachy Prophecy: Next Pope Will Be Last - NewsMax
The Last Pope - KHouse

Pope's new year address deplores rampant capitalism

Jan. 1, 2013 - In his new year address at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI thanked the world's peacemakers and deplored "hotbeds of tension and conflict."
Those "hotbeds" also grew out of "the prevalence of a selfish and individualistic mindset which also finds expression in an unregulated financial capitalism", as well as "various forms of terrorism and crime", he said.
Source: BBC

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