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Vatican Says Pope Resigning on Feb. 28, 2013

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning.

He said that because of his advanced age and diminishing strength, he didn’t feel he could carry on the job.

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning.

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," he told the cardinals. "I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiriual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering.

However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary — strengths which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately the ministry entrusted to me."

The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.

Benedict called his choice "a decision of great importance for the life of the church."

The move sets the stage for the Vatican to hold a conclave to elect a new pope by mid-March, since the traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope doesn't have to be observed.

There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner as was the case when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.











VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI seems worn out.

People who have spent time with him recently say they found him weaker than they'd ever seen him, seemingly too tired to engage with what they were saying. He no longer meets individually with visiting bishops. A few weeks

 ago he started using a moving platform to spare him the long walk down St. Peter's Basilica.

Benedict turns 85 in the new year, so a slowdown is only natural. Expected. And given his age and continued rigorous work schedule, it's remarkable he does as much as he does and is in such good health overall: Just this past week he confirmed he would travel to Mexico and Cuba next spring.

But a decline has been noted as Benedict prepares for next weekend's grueling Christmas celebrations, which kick off two weeks of intense public appearances. And that raises questions about the future of the papacy given that Benedict himself has said popes should resign if they can't do the job.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi has said no medical condition prompted the decision to use the moving platform in St. Peter's, and that it's merely designed to spare the pontiff the fatigue of the 100-meter (-yard) walk to and from the main altar.


And Benedict rallied during his three-day trip to Benin in west Africa last month, braving temperatures of 32 Celsius (90F) and high humidity to deliver a strong message about the future of the Catholic Church in Africa.


Wiping sweat from his brow, he kissed babies who were handed up to him, delivered a tough speech on the need for Africa's political leaders to clean up their act, and visited one of the continent's most important seminaries.


Back at home, however, it seems the daily grind of being pope – the audiences with visiting heads of state, the weekly public catechism lessons, the sessions with visiting bishops – has taken its toll. A spark is gone. He doesn't elaborate off-the-cuff much anymore, and some days he just seems wiped out.

Take for example his recent visit to Assisi, where he traveled by train with dozens of religious leaders from around the world for a daylong peace pilgrimage. For anyone participating it was a tough, long day; for the aging pope it was even more so.


update  6-4-12


Prophecy of the Popes



ntoe: hour 1 was not part of this interview.


Date: 06-03-12
Host: George Noory
Guests: Tom Horn, Alex Jones

Author and publisher with a specialty in End Times and prophecy, Tom Horn, discussed his new research on the prophecy of the Popes,

 and how 2012 will be the fulfillment of St. Malachy's prediction that the Catholic Church will see one final Pope before its destruction.

Almost 900 years ago, the Irish seer, St. Malachy, came to Rome and "suddenly had this frenzied vision in which he wrote down the

descriptives of every Pope that would ever exist from his day to the final Pope," Horn reported. According to Malachy's prophesied

 list, the next Pope after the current one (Pope Benedict) will be the last one, #112. This final Pope, Petrus Romanus (or Peter the

 Roman) will lead the Church into the great tribulation period and the destruction of Rome. Some Catholic mystics believe he will be

an infiltrator under Satanic control. Evangelical prophecy refers to this person as the "False Prophet" who helps to usher in the

Antichrist, Horn continued.

If an Italian is voted in as the next Pope, that could be the fulfillment of Malachy's prophecy, Horn noted, adding that a number of

church scholars going back hundreds of years have cited 2012 as the year when the False Prophet emerges. This timing coincides

with other prophetic material such as from the Mayans, and Cherokee, as well as the Kabbalah's Zohar book, which named 2012 as

the year when the Messiah returns, he detailed. Further, in 1951, a French Jesuit named Rene Thibaut, a codebreaker and

mathematician, verified the accuracy of Malachy's predictions, and calculated that Petrus Romanus would arrive in 2012.

Horn also spoke about the late Father Malachi Martin's warning of a secret plan by the "Illuminati/Freemasons" to infiltrate the

 Vatican and use it to bring about a New World Order. A friend of Martin's, Father Alfred Kunz, was murdered, and Martin

believed he was killed by Satanists at the Vatican. The case is still unsolved, and Horn has investigated the possible conspiracy.

For more, check out this video trailer, for his new book, Petrus Romanus.



"Indeed I was struck by what appeared to me as the decline in Benedict's strength and health over the last half year," said Rabbi David Rosen, who had a place of honor next to the pope at the Assisi event as head of interfaith relations at the American Jewish Committee.

"He looks thinner and weaker ... which made the effort he put into the Assisi shindig with the extraordinary degree of personal attention to the attendees (especially the next day in Rome) all the more remarkable," Rosen said in an email.

That Benedict is tired would be a perfectly normal diagnosis for an 84-year-old, even someone with no known health ailments and a still-agile mind. He has acknowledged having suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in 1991 that temporarily affected his vision. And his older brother, who has a pacemaker for an irregular heartbeat, has expressed concern about Benedict's own heart.

But Benedict is not a normal 84-year-old, both in what he is called to do and the implications if he were to stop.

Popes are allowed to resign; church law specifies only that the resignation be "freely made and properly manifested."

Only a handful have done so, however. The last one was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.


There's good reason why others haven't followed suit: Might the existence of two popes – even when one has stepped down – lead to divisions and instability in the church? Might a new resignation precedent lead to pressures on future popes to quit at the slightest hint of infirmity?


Yet Benedict himself raised the possibility of resigning if he were simply too old or sick to continue on, when he was interviewed for the book "Light of the World," which was released in November 2010.


"If a pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right, and under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign," Benedict said.


The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had an intimate view as Pope John Paul II, with whom he had worked closely for nearly a quarter-century, suffered through the debilitating end of his papacy. After John Paul's death at age 84, it was revealed that he had written a letter of resignation to be invoked if he became terminally ill or incapable of continuing on.


And it should be recalled that at the time Benedict was elected pope at age 78 – already the oldest pope elected in nearly 300 years – he had been planning to retire as the Vatican's chief orthodoxy watchdog to spend his final years writing in the "peace and quiet" of his native Bavaria.

It is there that his elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, still lives. Ratzinger, who turns 88 next month, is nearly blind. Benedict has said his brother has helped him accept old age with courage.

Benedict said in "Light of the World" that he knew his own strength was diminishing – steps are difficult for him and his aides regularly hold his elbows as he climbs up or down. But at the same time Benedict insisted that he had no intention of resigning to avoid dealing with the problems of the church, such as the sex abuse scandal.

"One can resign at a peaceful moment or when one simply cannot go on. But one must not run away from danger and say that someone else should do it," he said.

As a result, a papal resignation anytime soon seems unlikely.

And Benedict is maintaining a hectic agenda. His planned trip to Cuba and Mexico next spring will fall shortly before he turns 85 on April 16. He has also said he'd like to make it to Rio de Janeiro in 2013 for the next World Youth Day.


Sometime in the New Year he will presumably preside over a new consistory to name the new cardinals who will elect his successor. And he has lots of unfinished business close to his heart: Bringing back breakaway traditionalists under Rome's wing, the fate of the sex abuse-scarred Irish church, tensions with China.


And he still cuts a robust figure in public given his age, walking briskly, speaking clearly and emphasizing key points. But his public engagements have been trimmed back; he had far fewer speeches in Benin than during his September visit to his native Germany or the United Kingdom last fall.

And behind closed doors, during audiences without the glare of TV cameras or throngs of the faithful encouraging him on, he has begun to show his age, acquaintances say.


The Rev. Joseph Fessio, Benedict's U.S. publisher and onetime student, sees the pope every so often, including during the summer when Benedict gathers his former theology students for an informal academic seminar at the papal summer retreat in Castel Gandolfo.


Fessio recalled a day in the 2010 edition that remains with him: "In the Saturday morning session, the pope looked older and weaker than I had ever seen him before. In fact I remarked to someone that it's the first time I've seen him look like the old man that he is. He was speaking in softer tones than even his normally soft speaking voice. His head was bowed. He was pale. He just looked frail."


But then, after lunch and an apparent rest, Benedict returned for the afternoon session. "It was a complete transformation. He was lively, vigorous, attentive, and with his usual good humor," Fessio said.


Clearly, at his age Benedict has good days and bad, even good half-days and bad.

Yet he's never called in sick. In fact as pope, he has only had one significant known medical incident: He broke his right wrist when he tripped on the leg of his bed and fell while on vacation in the Alps in 2009.


Lombardi says the pope realizes the limitations of his strength, and that's why the recent trip to Benin was a one-stop-only affair.

"I think it's an example of the great willingness and wisdom of the Holy Father to continue doing these trips, even those that are difficult or far away," Lombardi said. He said the pope "measures well what his strengths are, and the possibility of doing the trips well."

"When I'm 84 I think I'll have been buried for many years," he added.


But he refused to give any kind of medical updates on the pope.


"I'm not a doctor. I don't give medical bulletins," Lombardi said. He paused, then added quietly: "In this phase. At this moment."

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The Bones of the Triumvir

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

― St. Malachy O’Morgair

Date: September 30, 2004 at 13:51:37
From: Ev,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?

A room suddenly appears and in this room are 24 aged men in white robes, seated in very ornate, high-backed chairs. Before them is a table, and appearing on the table are two rows of polished stones. 24 of the stones are white and 24 of them are black, and a small wooden box is next to these. The box is very plain and not decorated. Then the scene changes and the men are walking away from their chairs, in two lines, and are leaving the room.

The scene changes again and someone walks into what seems the same room, but can only be seen from the back. He is wearing a much different robe. It has deep colored swirls that look something like the designs seen on peacock feathers, and a large emblem on the back. It appeared to be printed in gold and comprised a sort of circle with dashed and dotted lines and two horn-like protrusions above it.

But this time there are no chairs in the room. The table is still there, but the polished and colored stones that were there before are now gone. And the wooden box seems to have grown in size and is at least half the size of the table.

Suddenly, the scene changes again and a large hand places a large black stone into the box. But this stone is not polished and has many sharp and jagged edges. And a deep voice speaks out, "Let it be So-o-o . . . . " At this point, all that can be seen is the large black stone, but now, it seems 50 times larger and fills the back of the room. The voice sounded very ominous and final.

-- Ev

Dee's Dream: 10-19-97 VISION - I was seeing the College of Cardinals meeting. They were all standing up in a tier of three high and were electing a new Pope. They were al

l wearing mitered hats and red robes.



Your great dream and the responses are a synchronistic coincidence that helps confirm in my mind that the election of the next Pope will bring profound change.

Last night, Dee reminded me that MetPhys (Robert) had discussed the meaning of the Hanged Man. She suggested that I should send that information to him. I planned to do it this morning. But first, I took a quick look at the posts on Syzygy Dreams, and found your incredible dream post and the responses.

I intended to send MetPhys a copy of the e-mail that I sent to Norma's e-mail group two months ago, which, in part, speaks of the Hanged Man and how it may relate to the next Pope/Anti-Pope. I am placing that e-mail below.

For reference, Norma's web site is at: http://universalharmonics.homestead.com/files/index.htm

and MetPhys's (Robert's) web site is at: http://www.rgrace.org/

A major part of the material in this post concerns the myth of Saint Peter being hanged inverted on a cross, and that his bones will be discovered near the time of the last Pope. This is said to be the basis of the Hanged Man Tarot card.

Certain Nostradamus quatrains and events indicate that the bones are not those of Simon Peter the fisherman, but rather, those of Simon Magus (or Magnus), the Gnostic magician, who was crucified upside down on Vatican Hill by Nero Caesar.

Nostradamus C5, Q92 indicates that a Pope will hold the office for 17 years prior to the election of a new Pope who will not conform. This prediction came true when Pope Pius XI served from February 11, 1922 to February 11, 1939, i.e., 17 years to the day. Some say he was murdered.

It is probably not a coincidence that the numbers 1 through 17 add to 153, a number associated with Peter the fisherman.

Add to this the prediction of St. Malachy, indicating that John Paul II will have two successors elected at the same time. One will be the Antipope, and take the name, Peter. He will eventually reveal the whole truth of Christian history and bring back some of the old interpretations, which will be quite upsetting to many. One might say that he will turn things upside down.

I should have mentioned in my e-mail that certain words in this material can carry symbolic messages. The name Peter or Petra meant rock or stone. The alternate meaning, according to H.P. Blavatsky, was "interpreter." This relates to the interpretations on stone tables passed down by the hierophants to the next chosen interpreters.

She supported this by writing about the words of Jesus in the Bible, "Upon this rock I build my church." The Catholic church claimed that this referred to Peter, who supposedly became the first Pope. The church claimed Divine authority from those words.

Blavatsky wrote that the meaning actually referred to the petra - interpretation, that is, Jesus was saying that he came and laid the foundation upon which others would build.

Other supporting quotes attributed to Jesus are:

"The stone that the builder's rejected has become the cornerstone" {Matthew 21:42 and Psalms 118:22)

"Show me the stone that the builders rejected; that is the keystone." (Gospel of Thomas, Saying 66)

Zechariah 4:9 is also supportive:

"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it."

The verse is quite significant, I believe, because Zerubbabel and his High Priest, Joshua, are the two anointed, and associated with the two olive trees that stand up in Revelation 11:11.

It is also significant that Zerubbabel will become the Signet Ring of the Lord when heaven and earth shake (Haggai 2:20, 23). According to Blavatsky, the Signet Ring of the Lord relates to the Tetragrammaton, the four Letters of the Divine Name, the "Father's Name" mark on the forehead in Revelation 14:1 of the 144,000 to be saved.

Peter the Rock is featured in the 153 fish in the net story in John 21. The older version has the Omphalos Stone at Delphi as the central stone. The geometry starts with a Flower of Life type glyph. See: http://www.greatdreams.com/constellations/17-fish.htm


It seems significant that the number 24 and multiples were featured in your dream. I believe it was pointed out that it could relate to the 24 elders and their thrones in Revelation 4:4. The images in the verses are quite tied in to the "heavens," including the Zodiac and seven stars, known back then as the "planets" as the orbs that moved about among the stars, and after which the days of the week are named. Most likely, the 24 correspond to the day and night, divided into 12 hours each.

This "heavenly" image is also in the context of the Tabernacle, which is the basis of the Temple of Solomon. Some say the ruins are below the Islamic Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. A close look at the camp positions of the Tribes in Numbers 2, and the description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21, make it clear that these images indicate the order of the heavens made apparent on earth.

The Tabernacle includes a rectangular room called the Sacred Place and a cube shaped room called the Holy of Holies. Inside the cube shaped room was a very well known box, the Arc of the Covenant. Inside the box was the famous stone table, the Ten Commandments. Some say this is one form of the Omphalos Stone.

The total black and white stones as 48 seem significant to me. The Mega Glyph crop circle formation of 2001 had 408 circles plus a 72 foot central circle. I believe it is related in part to the 153 Fish in the Net story. The 408 number suggests 17 x 24.

Adding the 24 aged men to the number of stones gives 3 x 24 = 72, the number of Divine Names, and a base Gematrian number, being the number of degrees between the points of a five-pointed star.

For more information about the above, see: http://www.greatdreams.com/crop/lazarus/lazarus.htm

Combinations of these various numbers may produce other interesting connections. For example, 24 x 72 = 1728, or 12 cubed, which one could call a box. The square of 12, of course, is the basis of the 144,000, being 12,000 people from each of the 12 Tribes.

The large hand placing the big black rock into the box at the end of your dream reminds me somewhat of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the freightening image reported in the Book of Daniel. A stone was cut out by no human hand and struck against the iron and clay feet of the image, shattering it. This stone became a great mountain that filled the whole earth. (Daniel 2:34, 35).

I included part of this in the "Lazarus" article (see link above).

For information about the Tree of Life and how it relates to the Tarot cards, see:

Interactive Tree of Life

Also see: http://www.greatdreams.com/treeol.htm

Date: October 02, 2004 at 18:05:07
From: Joe Mason,
Subject: Next Pope Anti-Pope Hanged Man

URL: The Bones of the TriumvIR- Apokalypso

... The Roman Catholics are said to regard the Tarot as the Devil's picture book;
the Qabbala, although evident throughout the Christian/Judaic Old Testament,..

... 17 - TAROT - THE STAR - THE FISH HOOK. Star 17 ... K12). The water is reflected,
personal existence, symbolized by the Hanged Man. It ...

In your dream, the robe worn by the person with deep colored swirls like designs on peacock feathers reminds me of Joseph, the 11th son of Judah, with his Coat of Many Colors. He is associated by some with the central sphere of the Tree of Life. He became a ruler in Egypt long ago via his ability to interpret dreams. My guess is that the large emblem on the back of the robe with two horn-like protrusions, is related to Isis. See:


She corresponds to Mother Mary and other similar figures, and perhaps to Mary Magdalen. This is the Woman With Child of Revelation 12.

The interpretation of the Hanged Man Tarot card given on the above linked Interactive Tree of Life, is surrender, change of viewpoint, where human will surrenders to Divine will, represented by the tree/cross. It shows a polarity reversed, inversion, reversal, mirroring, and seeing the other point of view.

The polarity reversal is related to "The Tipharet Helix." See: http://ifdawn.com/esa/helix.htm


"The numerical interplay in the tree is subtle. The "left" pillar, coming down from Keter, begins with odd numbers, and the "right" pillar begins with even numbers. But at Tipharet, the polarity reverses. This is Karmic mixing; showing that everything becomes its own opposite in time."

[end of excerpt]

About five months ago, a helix of this type appeared in the crops -

Double Loop, 9 May 04, Tegdown Hill, Patcham, nr Brighton, East Sussex


The Hanged Man is card number 12, which associates with the Zodiac, a cycle of completion, and a balancing of the archetypes.

The fact that in your dream, the big black stone is not polished and has many sharp and jagged edges, may be a big clue as to the meaning. Thinking of it as an interpretation, it could relate to Islamic ideas replacing older Jewish ones. It is said that Islam means submission, and "Muslim" literally means in Arabic, "surrendered to God."

The Kabah is a cube shaped structure in Mecca. Kaaba means cube. The Black Stone of the Ka'ba is said to be a dark meteorite. See:


My sense, however, is that your dream is pointing to the future or present rather than the past. I believe the dream speaks of new interpretations being sent into the world from the Beyond. They are coming in various forms, such as crop circle formations, UFO/ET events, symbolic events, channeled messages, inspired artistic material, and especially dreams.

The true meaning at this time is quite rough, like a diamond in the rough. In time, we humans on the earth plane will hone it down, shape it and polish it to a beautiful jewel, as we learn to be conscious co-creators.

I thank you, Ev, and the others, for posting this dream-related material for all to see.


Subj: Hanged Man = Kether into Daath + 153
Date: 8/2/2004
From: JMason4557@aol.com

In a message dated 7/11/2004 7:51:45 AM Pacific Standard Time, Norma writes:

<< Subj: 11 July....Organizing Anew >> (snip)

<< Today's 163 sum = Mildness Pillar. This is the middle pillar on Tree of Life, that avenue of mediation or balance between Pillar of Severity and Pillar of Mercy. Heretofore, the middle pillar had a gap where the dormant sephiroth Daath is located, directly below Kether or #1. Humanity is experiencing this dormant sephiroth awakening, as mass consciousness begins to realize Oneness Consciousness, all as One, a Whole. Daath is translated as "Knowledge". Direct knowledge of self as Self, as One, is the mirror of #1 Kether; this mirror or self reflective awareness as Knowledge, links #1 with Daath:

Daath sum is 34 = One.

( This is a meaning of Tarot card The Hanged Man, where his illuminated crown of head is reversed, or at Daath position on the Tree. ) >> (snip)


Hello Norma.

Thank you for this. It connects VERY well to various aspects of my 14 year symbol search. In addition, it puts various puzzle pieces together VERY well.

The material is extensive, so I can only give a few hints here. Start with this:
The Tree of Life Crop Circle Formation http://www.greatdreams.com/treeol.htm

One of the ideas presented is Kether (or Keter) moving into Daath (or Daat), as indicated by the Mandelbrot Set crop circle formation.


Two Related 1991 Crop Formations

In retrospect, a very astute observation was put forward in an article by crop circle researcher, Mark Styles. He pointed out that the 1991 Barbury Castle triangular crop circle formation was very similar to the lower triad of the Kabalistic Tree of Life.

He presented an equally astute theory in the article regarding the Mandelbrot Set crop circle formation which also appeared in 1991, on August 11. He showed that the Mandelbrot Set formation is similar to the Kabalistic Tree of Life, except for the top circle, which is Keter, the Crown, the One Source is "missing." He suggested that this may mean that "Keter is moving into Daat."

In 1992, I read the articles in the crop circle journals about the Kabalistic Tree of Life connections to the 1991 Barbury Castle triangular formation, and to the Mandelbrot Set Crop formation. A dream of a young man seemed to confirm the "Keter moving into Daat" interpretation of the Mandelbrot Set formation. The details of this will follow.

[from Mark Styles] You may be thinking that the Mandelbrot Set does not contain the uppermost "Keter" part of the Tree - surely this is an important part of the cipher? Could not the reason for this be, as Kabbalistic teaching tells us, that "Daat" (Knowledge), the non-sephira, is the point where Keter (the divine will of God) can enter when the time is chosen to interfere with existence? It is quite possible that discovery of the Mandelbrot Set, in an attempt to recreate the order observed within the apparent chaos of nature's systems, has actually caused Keter to enter Daat and communication of the angelic kind to begin.

As we can see, once the Tree is in this interference mode, it resembles the Mandelbrot Set precisely (figs 4a, b, & c). The Mandelbrot Set could be described as demonstrating the order behind the apparent chaos of nature. The same is true of the Tree of Life, and that order is "God". Kabbalism tells us that we are all part of that supreme order and collectively are "God".

[end of excerpts]

More recently, I wrote an article about the Mandelbrot:

The Mandelbrot Set Crop Circle Formation http://www.greatdreams.com/crop/mndlbrt/mandlbrt.htm

Near the end of the article, I mentioned the same concepts of Mark Styles. After briefly mentioning the similarity of the Menorah to the tree of life, I wrote this:

A chain of incredible coincidence happened as this article was being prepared for this web page. Part of this relates to an article that I printed out months earlier, but did not read until this page was under construction. The article, which is actually chapter five of a book, makes extensive comparative analogies between chaos theory, fractals, and the Mandelbrot Set, to the Tree of Life. The author, T.J. Germinario, has a very extensive and sophisticated knowledge of these subjects. See:

Apokalypso - The Year of Jubilee, Chapter Five, A Season in Hell http://www.apokalypso.com/jblch5.htm

[end of excerpt]

The story I have not told in an article is that other incredible dream-coincidences happened with another chapter of T.J.'s book, titled -

“The Bones of the Triumvir” – on the theme of St. Peter’s tomb in the prophecies of Nostradamus

He makes a very good case that the bones of the "Great Roman" were not those of Peter the Fisherman, but those of Simon Magus, the Gnostic who chose to be crucified upside down, which became the basis of the Hanged Man tarot card.


Because Pius XI was assassinated on the anniversary of his papal coronation, his reign lasted exactly 17 years. It happens that the number 17 has a particular relevance to the theme of St. Peter. In the last chapter of John’s gospel, the resurrected Christ appoints Simon Peter to shepherd His flock until He return. Before doing this, however, Jesus instructs the Fisherman to cast his net for a prodigious catch of fish, numbering 153. Adding up the numbers from 1 to 17, we find the sum is 153.

The prophetic significance of the number 153 apparently relates to the succession of Popes who trace their authority to St. Peter. In that context, the 153rd Pontiff was Leo IX (1049-1054), who initiated the so-called “Reform Papacy” of the 11th Century. While the Reform movement was ostensibly aimed at rooting out corruption within the Church, it’s principal thrust was the concentration of power in the hands of the Pope and his circle of Cardinals. As we mentioned earlier, this was the era in which the dogma of a celibate priesthood was imposed. It was also the period during which the Papacy took on the trappings of a temporal monarchy, including the appropriation of the imperial purple vestments worn by the Roman Caesars. In this
regard, critics of the Vatican’s absolutism have frequently invoked the image of the purple-arrayed harlot of Babylon in Chapter 17 of the book of Revelation – another instance in which the number 17 strangely prefigures the Papacy’s approaching apocalyptic crisis.

The ominous import to the Vatican of the number 17 and its derivative 153 was evidently not lost on Nostradamus. In the 92nd Quatrain of Century Five, he very clearly refers to the assassination of Pius XI as setting off a sequence of calamitous events, the consequences of which are only now becoming apparent.

"After the see has been held for seventeen years,
It will change hands five times in a comparable period of time:
Then one will be elected at the same time [as another],
Who will not be too much in conformity with the Romans."

Pope Pius XI held the Keys of St. Peter for exactly seventeen years from February 11, 1922 to February 11, 1939. During the two decades beginning with the last year of his successor's reign, there were five occupants of the Papal throne, beginning with Pius XII, who died in October 1958, followed by John XXIII (1958 - 1963), Paul VI (1963 - 1978), John Paul I (Aug.-Sept.1978), and finally John Paul II, elected on October 16, 1978. The latter, being the first non-Italian Pope in over four-and-a-half centuries, is often identified by Nostradamus’ modern interpreters as the one who is “not too much in conformity with the Romans”. But a more careful reading of this stanza suggests that the French Prophet is instead referring to the Pope who will be elected after the reign of Polish Pontiff. Interpreted in this manner, this Quatrain also conforms to St. Malachy’s prediction that John Paul II would have a pair of successors, both elected “at the same time”, one of whom would be an Antipope.

Historically, Antipopes have been associated with disputed papal elections in which two candidates both claim victory. Thus, the last true Pope, Malachy’s “Peter the Roman”, will be elected “at the same time” as another candidate, an Antipope who will also claim the papal throne. St. Malachy calls this Antipope “the Glory of the Olive Tree”. Since the Olive Tree typically appears in Scripture as a symbol of the Jewish people, Malachy’s prophecy clearly suggests that the Antipope will be a Jew who has converted to Catholicism. In this sense, he will be the diabolical mirror-image of
Peter the Roman, who, despite his epithet, will be break sharply with the conformity of the Roman priesthood by seeking to restore it to its Jewish roots.

Thus, the symbolism of the inverted crucifixion is directly linked to Gnostic teaching regarding the irredeemable corruption of the material universe. The pictorial representation of that teaching survives today in the image of the Hanged Man appearing in the deck of Tarot cards, which were originally used as teaching aids by medieval Gnostics, such as the Cathars of southern France. One of the philosophical consequences of viewing mundane reality as essentially demonic is the belief that reality can manipulated by the invocation of demons. For that reason, there has always been a strong nexus between occultism and dualistic creeds, such as Gnosticism. In fact, the storied feats of Simon Magus were attributed to his skill in manipulating the power of demons. For that reason, Simon served as the model for Goethe’s demon-invoking character Faust.

[end of excerpts]

The dream part of the "coincidence" was from Dee's friend, Michelle. The day after reading the above article, she reported a dream, dated, 1/5/03. This date seemed quite coincidental, as it relates in my number systems to 153. Also "coincidental," Nostradamus was born in 1503. Dee included Michelle's dream in her article:

YOU GOTTA BE JOKING!!! The Beast of Revelation http://www.greatdreams.com/joking-beast.htm


A very weird dream

Pope Paul and President George Bush

DREAM: Paul and I had moved to a place in the mountains. It was a VERY HIGH elevation. Paul was really excited about the move and didn't seem nervous at all. I, on the other hand, realized it would be a pain because even though the views would be incredIble, and the area was so SO SO very nice, it would mean a long trip up and down a difficult mountaIn-pass to get to the village.

WE were looking for the very house we were going to live in. But it seemed like everything was so expensive if we wanted to live in a big BIG house.

We were in a car being driven by a real-estate agent around the neighborhood, and she was pointing out the houses that were empty. Most still had furniture in them so they they looked occupied. The previous owners left stuff in them so that "the people down the hill wouldn't think that since so many houses were empty that the hill was going to slide down on top of them" And we were told that if the people who lived at the bottom of the hill realized how many houses were empty up the hill they would be very scared.

SO.... we looked at several houses that were empty but had furniture. The first one had a field-stone type siding (or it was made of field stone, but I remember thinking that when you got up close you could see it was siding). It was a nice house for size, but the view was limited by some big rock wall, and for some reason the master bedroom was OUTSIDE. It was made like a carport.

I said.. "This is not good. I would have to have that finished in or move the bedroom inside if we consider this house. The agent said, "You can't do that right away. It will take a long time to move that bed inside. So if you don't want to sleep out here, you shouldn't buy this house.

We drove to the next house. This one once belonged to a woman who lived there for some time, but had moved. The house was all painted in different shades of brown & yellow. It had all this old Colonial furniture it in and it was like 200 feet long, but only 12 feet deep... like a really long trailer. I HATED the shape. and I really didn't like the colors of the walls.

The Agent kept calling them "Golden" but I kept saying they looked like baby poop yellow ... and if they were really gold they wouldn't look like poop.

Then we walked into the back yard. In the back yard there was a hill that went up behind and made the view go from an incredible mountain view to a view of a hill going up behind the house.

On the top of that hill was a beautiful big house. It had old cape-cod type clapboard around the whole thing. BIG windows that looked out on the most incredible mountain view and it was both Paul and my dream house (at least in the dream!)

We asked the agent if they could show us that house, as it was clear from the windows that at least part of it was empty.

The agent we were with refused, saying she only sold REAL estate. She said that REAL estate wasn't always so perfect, but that it always had potential. The house we wanted to was a "pipe dream". She said that millions of people try to buy it each year, but it has been empty for over 2000 years! And we were wasting out time. We couldn't buy it.

Paul said that we had more than enough money and we had a lot of great ideas for fixing up the house.

The agent told us to talk to "Judy" if we wanted the house, but that it was a waste of time. (The name Judy means "praised")

We walked over to this woman named Judy. She had a southern accent and Paul seemed to know her, though I didn't think she was one of the 2 Judys he use to be engaged to, he seemed to really agree with everything she was saying. I took him to the side and said... "What are you doing? If we look too anxious they will bring up the price and we won't get the house." Paul assured me he knew was he was doing.

Anyway... we were standing behind the house at the bottom of a hill still. And Judy said we had to climb up the hard part of the hill and go in by the front door. But I noticed there was a back door made of glass that was not a hard climb from where we were and we could get inside from there then climb the stairs in the house to get to the front. Judy didn't like this and insisted that the only way to get into the house was the front door. But I opened the back door and we were inside. She was pissed off about that.

Just inside the back door there were rooms that were all connected that had big glass panels and you could look out and see the valley below and it was a gorgeous view. But Judy said that the view was not necessarily included. That not everyone gets the view.

She seemed upset that I had seen the view (I think paul did too). She said the view was for people who bought from her "agency" only. To which paul said, we love this house already. Just because of where it is. We want it and we will pay the asking price. (I remember thinking he shouldn't have said that, but he wanted the house desperately. He whispered to me, we will tell her what ever she wants, and after the papers are signed it's our and we can do what we want with it.)

She said she was really upset that we went in by the back door - that because we did, we would see the last things first and that was going to mess up her sales pitch. We couldn't see the whole house before she told us "the catch".

What is the catch? I asked. She was very hesitant then she took Paul to the side and whispered something to him. As she did.... I noticed that the carpet was getting wet.

Soon there was an inch of water on the floor. I said to her.. "What is going on?"

She said.. "OH NO! Looks like a pipe broke."

We ran to the next room to find an old maintenance man standing next to a brass pipe that was coming out of the floor. The pipe was pouring water on the floor. The pipe itself was made of 3 shiny brass pieces and a rubber hose that connected to it where the water should flow.

When we walked up to the man he looked at me and said. "If you don't want to see this house flooded and destroyed, you need to bring Rov here to fix this pipe. I just stood there stunned for a moment that he would know Rov. The water was getting deeper and the guy fumbled to put the pipes together but they didn't go.

So I looked at Paul, and Judy shouted... "Get Rov or the water damage will be unfixable!"

So Paul nodded and I called for Rov. Rov, The Lightbeing came into my body, (This is a channeling method I use. But in the dream I was still standing there beside Paul and Rov). The old man tried to hand Rov a wrench. He didn't touch it. I was about to grab it myself and try to fix the water when Rov said. (and I quote) "I know you, Old Scratch. I don't do work for evil!" and he refused to do anything.

Old Scratch said, "If you don't fix it, the water will it will destroy the foundation of this house and the whole thing will fall down the hill! IT is already happening!"

Rov said. "Let it fall. You will not destroy your mansion of lies! Your greatest tool! I say let it fall, we will be all better off!" And Rov refused to do anything.

Then the old guy looked at me. "Do it! You can fix it yourself!" he said. Paul and I looked at each other and trusted Rov then said... "No"

The man grunted with disgust then he put the pipes together himself and stopped the water.

Then he called to someone to mop up the mess and Pope Paul and President George Bush came in and started to mop up the water.

We started to walk away. Rov said... "What you want this house for anyway? You know it's not real. It will look like any house you want it to look like, but it is really just a place of lies. It has form - but no substance. It tells you it is your place at the very top of the hill, but it is really a slide to the very bottom of the hill."

At that point, Judy came back over to us (Rov was now walking with us) and she said, "You know, we have another offer on this house. It's better than your offer but If you come see my boyfriend who is singing in church I will put your offer in front of theirs."

"What kind of singing is he doing in church?" I asked. "Morris dancing," she said.

I said, "That's dancing - not singing."

She said, "he sings and dances. It's going to be a great time."

Rov said with a laugh, "Has Morris dancing ever been considered a great time?" and he laughed. "I guess she is saying he's coming with bells on!"

(I didn't know what he meant in the dream.. but I looked up Morris dancing on the web and found this....Morris dancing is a form of ritual folkdance which comes from the Cotswold region in western England, between Oxford and the Welsh border. It is ritual as opposed to social dance ...The dancers usually wear bells at their knees and often wave hankies.)

Paul said something about how we should go out there just one night so we can get the house. Rov said.. "Sure!.. Yeah!"... and he opened a door and behind the door were wall to wall people all talking about buying the house. All of them each talking about some special deal they have that promises they will own the house. Many of them even waving papers that they said assure them 100 percent they own the house already!

I said to Rov.. "They can't all own the house."

Rov said, "No one owns this house. This house is not real. You can't buy a house on the hill with money, promises or Morris dancing!"

Then Judy said. "So you say, but look at the abundance!" and she opened another door. Behind that door were rows and rows of refrigerators. From old iceboxes to modern ones. All different types and sizes. Judy practically sang out like Julie Andrews singing the Sound of Music... "Look at all of these. They belonged to all the previous owners of this house. They left them here full of food and good things for the next owners!" She looked at Rov and said.. "So much for the nay-sayers. How many refrigerators do you see? And these a just owners since Refrigerators existed!"

Rov laughed again and said "Open one!"

I tried and Paul tried, but they wouldn't open.

"They will only open for the owner of this house!" Judy yelled back at Rov.

"No one can own this house! It is not here. It is empty, an illusion! There are no refrigerators in HELL!" and he opened one of the fridges and inside was fake food and some old plastic broken toys.

"Let's go. Huh - you two" Rov said to me and Paul and we agreed.

"Come back!" Judy hollered. "If you don't I'm going to have to sell this house to someone else! You are going to lose your dream house!"

I hated the inside of the house, and Paul did too... and we both realized that we couldn't fix it up, even if we bought it because it would never really be our house. BUT when we went outside, I almost wanted to go back. The house was so beautiful on the outside.

I felt relieved that Rov showed up and got out of the deal on the house.

Go figure Anyway.. that's the dream

[end of excerpt]

I hope you can see the astonishing connections here.

Thanks again.

Regards and best wishes,

Joseph E. (Joe) Mason
Date: October 02, 2004 at 14:59:11
From: Pam,Az,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?

Changes in Empire and at Home
The first Roman invasion of the lands we now call the British Isles took place in 55 B.C. under war leader Julius Caesar, who returned one year later, but these probings did not lead to any significant or permanent occupation. He had some interesting, if biased comments concerning the natives: "All the Britons," he wrote, "paint themselves with woad, which gives their skin a bluish color and makes them look very dreadful in battle." It was not until a hundred years later that permanent settlement of the grain-rich eastern territories began in earnest.

In the year 43.A.D.an expedition was ordered against Britain by the Emperor Claudius, who showed he meant business by sending his general, Aulus Plautius, and an army of 40,000 men. Only three months after Plautius's troops landed on Britain's shores, the Emperor Claudius felt it was safe enough to visit his new province. Establishing their bases in what is now Kent, through a series of battles involving greater discipline, a great element of luck, and general lack of co-ordination between the leaders of the various Celtic tribes, the Romans subdued much of Britain in the short space of forty years. They were to remain for nearly 400 years. The great number of prosperous villas that have been excavated in the southeast and southwest testify to the rapidity by which Britain became Romanized, for they functioned as centers of a settled, peaceful and urban life.

The highlands and moorlands of the northern and western regions, present-day Scotland and Wales, were not as easily settled, nor did the Romans particularly wish to settle in these agriculturally poorer, harsh landscapes. They remained the frontier -- areas where military garrisons were strategically placed to guard the extremities of the Empire. The stubborn resistance of tribes in Wales meant that two out of three Roman legions in Britain were stationed on its borders, at Chester and Caerwent.

Major defensive works further north attest to the fierceness of the Pictish and Celtic tribes, Hadrian's Wall in particular reminds us of the need for a peaceful and stable frontier. Built when Hadrian had abandoned his plan of world conquest, settling for a permanent frontier to "divide Rome from the barbarians," the seventy-two mile long wall connecting the Tyne to the Solway was built and rebuilt, garrisoned and re-garrisoned many times, strengthened by stone-built forts as one mile intervals.

For Imperial Rome, the island of Britain was a western breadbasket. Caesar had taken armies there to punish those who were aiding the Gauls on the Continent in their fight to stay free of Roman influence. Claudius invaded to give himself prestige, and his subjugation of eleven British tribes gave him a splendid triumph. Vespasian was a legion commander in Britain before he became Emperor, but it was Agricola who gave us most notice of the heroic struggle of the native Britons through his biographer Tacitus. From him, we get the unforgettable picture of the druids, "ranged in order, with their hands uplifted, invoking the gods and pouring forth horrible imprecations." Agricola also won the decisive victory of Mons Graupius in present-day Scotland in 84 A.D. over Calgacus "the swordsman," that carried Roman arms farther west and north than they had ever before ventured. They called their newly-conquered northern territory Caledonia.

URL: http://www.isleofavalon.co.uk/history/h-joseph2.html

Date: October 01, 2004 at 16:25:53
From: Stardanya,
Subject: Papal Election process

But the ending of the dream sounds like the Anti Pope is on the way.

Date: October 01, 2004 at 09:52:57
From: Anna in MN,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?

Doing my thoughts cold before reading anyone else.

Sounds like a council of elders, maybe elders of the Akashic library. Black and white stones are for a "vote". They place their stones in the box, and the vote is tabulated afterward.

The other figure??? Another type of ascended master, but why he is alone?? Maybe he is the one who counts the votes.

The large hand with large black unpolished stone? Maybe someone else overrides the vote, and makes some sort of unilateral decision, some sort of "no" vote. But it doesn't seem to be the usual way or person or situation. The unpolished stone seems very significant to me, and I flash on something like a block of lava or similar. Just my take on it, FWIW.

Date: October 01, 2004 at 16:01:56
From: Bedysa,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?

King Arthur and blood line order connection

See: http://www.greatdreams.com/arthur.htm

Date: October 01, 2004 at 16:42:47
From: liz_renton_wa,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?
The unpolished stone to me represents the primodial evil that is involved,.. it is in the raw form. The polished form being that of the magnatude of a mortal doings,..this is not of mortal doings.

Don't Vatican priests elect the next pope by dropping white or black stones into a box?

I have had the words Leo, pontifical, and martyr come to me in the past couple of days. Leo particularly. Then I did some searching and it seems there is a priest, Leo somebody, who is supposedly in line for the pope.

Date: October 01, 2004 at 10:42:20
From: fcolo,
Subject: Pope?

Date: September 30, 2004 at 17:18:45
From: Circe,
Subject: Can anyone interpret this?

can give a hint - go to the Revelations of St. John and find the chapter after the Letters to the Churches. 24 thrones around One on the Throne.

The rest is for you to interpret.

Date: September 30, 2004 at 17:35:19
From: Circe,
Subject: What to do, if I'm seeing this correctly.

You will get a lot of help on what may be about to be felt in your being, if you go to a site I recommend - because you're going to have to dance this out - Dark is Given, Required to Prove is Light.

Search Alloya Ye Ra Ha and read her Mission of the One Star - her experience is most revealing in the coming emotional "Dance of Life".

Example for guidance = I had to get a wisdom tooth out years ago, and was given a shot then the Dentist left to attend another patient. When he returned I was shivering in fear YET I KNEW I WAS NOT AFRAID. His response - "Oh, that's just the adrenaline in the injection!"

That taught me a lot, because we will feel what is being "injected" into us, but we can dance, and know it's not real - just an injection!

Note - WE MUST ALLOW THESE EMOTIONS TO FLOW THROUGH US. Don't deny them or you will be psychically hurt and you don't want the emotions flaring up in company - GET UP AND DANCE - STAB THE AIR - DO THE INDIAN WAR DANCE - YELL AND ENJOY IT - the emotions are as entities that want to be recognised as they enter your blood.

If Hate enters, it's to show you its opposite, so snarl and bite an imaginary foe - grunt at the Devil - behind him is a treasure he's guarding - for you - it's called Cosmic Love - not just love.

p.s. Toutatis helped to push upper beings into us.

Date: September 30, 2004 at 14:37:14
From: Teri,
Subject: Sure...since you asked...

The 'men' have voted. The time for the 'split' is at hand. The evolving Light Beings have been begging for this to happen. They are very tired. There will be no more 'easy' chances to wake up. You either found your inner connection by now or you didn't (it is possible many have found it, but are not yet conscious of it...but will be in the days and weeks ahead.)

There is no good/evil except in 3-d. These 'men' that you see do not bother with such things as 3-d, except to make decisions about the game. Everyone here has played to their level best. It is like at the end of a test when the teacher says: Okay, pencils down, time is up.

The ride through the 'birth canal' is about to begin!


POPE PREPARES FOR DEATH. compiled by Dee Finney. Pope John Paul II. ... The headline
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/pope-death.htm -

DREAMS AND VISIONS OF THE POPE. by Dee Finney. 10 ... Vatican . I saw the Pope
coming towards me with a tall (about 7 feet) gold cross. ...
www.greatdreams.com/popedrms.htm -

THE DREAM AND THE REALITY. THE DEATH OF THE POPE? compiled by Dee Finney. ... The original
was already pulled off the internet). Pope's health openly debated ...
www.greatdreams.com/death-calls.htm -

VI A CHANGED MAN? The Second Pope Paul VI? Pope Paul VI ...
www.greatdreams.com/consp.htm -

... A Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor. Preface: Now is
the Time. "Now is the acceptable time" (2 Cor. ... "A POPE FOR THE TIME TO COME" ...
www.greatdreams.com/catholic.htm -

College of Cardinals: alphabetical listing of Cardinals
to prophecy will be named Peter. What Happens When A Pope Dies ...

Opus Dei Grows in US
... OPUS DEI AND THE POPE ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE USA. I have told you the stealth
and purpose of Opus Dei is to take over the world for the Pope. ...

... I saw the Pope walking with them..rushing through.. the Eagles flew away..the Pope
touched my hands as I walked up to him..he said something to me.. ...

... sort of coup by the Antichrist. He is expected to come to power in the Vatican
as Pope Peter II. One heavenly indicator is the intersection ...

... I saw a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm.... ... We must pray so that the
Pope may not leave Rome; countless evils would result if he did. ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/dire_jesus7.htm -

... is taken over by Germany and part of France passes under its control; Rome is pillaged
from within 6.Persecution of church by three powers causes pope to flee ...
www.greatdreams.com/4countries.htm -

... NOTE: According to the tradition, the Agnus Dei sacrament has not been used since
1964 and since only a Pope can concecrate the wax used in this ceremony, and ...

Prophecies on the end of the millennium - on 1999-2000
... "You will be ruined, city of seven hills (Rome), when the letter K will be praised
in your walls (Karol Woytilla, the Pope John Paul II). ...
www.greatdreams.com/prophen2.htm -

... 863 AD. "Psuedo-Isodoric-Decretals" presented as genuine documents to Pope Nicholas
I; who subsequently supports the supreme power of the Roman Church over ...

45 Prophecies on the end of the millennium - on 1999-2000
... "You will be ruined, city of seven hills (Rome), when the letter K will be praised
in your walls (Karol Woytilla, the Pope Jean Paul II). ...

"EROICA" Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major. The Napoleon ...
... He made himself Emperor for life. Napoleon invited the Pope to his coronation.
He asked the Pope to crown him emperor. The Pope ...
www.greatdreams.com/eroica.htm -

End Times Prophecy at Fatima
... 1917. Yeltsin (who is no friend of the Roman Catholic Church) is doing something
which Pope John Paul II very much wants him to do. ...

... Even the Pope was concerned that it is He. When I read some of the clues as to who
it is, the Pope fits very well. See: DEATH CALLS ON THE PHONE. ...

... It has been prophesied John Paul II will be the last Pope before the end of time
(as we know it) or "transition" is another specific and spectacular promise ...
www.greatdreams.com/secrets.htm -

... I then saw that the Pope was sitting at a desk in room 110 where we used
to have choir practice in high school. The Pope was upset ...
www.greatdreams.com/pillars.htm -

... They rapidly gained him the notice and smug patronage of the Roman Catholic Church,
and he even obtained an official audience with Pope Leo XIII in 1887. ...

... 1) I've been watching a literal pissing contest between the Queen of England and
the Pope. ... The Pope has a scandal sheet and they are comparing notes. ...

... the world. The third secret was supposedly read by Pope John XXIII to a secret
conclave of cardinals in the Vatican in 1960. A decision ...

... Pope John Paul II's condemnation of using embryonic stem cells for research represents
the view of those who see fetal and embryonic life as morally equivalent ...
www.greatdreams.com/lcfrclnng.htm -

... In a "Back to Genesis" article that discusses the Pope's recent announcement concerning
evolution, Morris presents a picture that could could have come from ...

... Jesus then said: "My Son, Your Pope, John Paul II is about to make and important
announcement which will involve My entire Church. ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/dire_jesus.htm -

... RETURN TO GOD! Oh, my little ones, PRAY FOR MY BELOVED POPE! Know that he and
I are praying for you. This message is very, very, very serious. ...

YOU GOTTA BE JOKING!!! The Beast of Revelation
... Immediately, I saw President Bush sitting in the oval office, behind the desk alongside
the Pope. The pope had the Beast's face. A very weird dream ...

Ascended Master Padre Pio
... virtue. Pope Paul VI said of him "Padre Pio was a man of prayer and suffering."
He was loved by all who had the honor to know him. ...
www.greatdreams.com/masters/padre-pio.htm -

... 1884, Rome, Italy, Pope Leo XIII Full Church Approval. 1904, Poland, St. ... Barbara
Samulowska - Pope Leo XIII - Lucia, Francisco, Jacinta - Padre Pio -. ...

... 4. And is it just a coincidence that George W. Bush just happened to overnight in
Milan after his visit with the Pope, while the Bilderberg Conference was ...
www.greatdreams.com/nwo.htm -

... The Tarot Card references to Checkerboard The Mitelli Tarot (1664), in excluding
both the Popess and the Empress, has added an extra Emperor and Pope. ...

... In a letter to Pope Gregory, St.Augustine states that there was a church "constructed
by no human art, but divinely contructed (or by the hands of Christ ...

... A sinful nation will not stand. "Upon this ROCK I shall build my church" I spoke
these words to Peter, he was My first Pope. ... I speak through my Pope. ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/dire_jesus3.htm -

... htm. ... list. The Pope and the Omphalos Stone at Delphi are related to 153. ...
www.greatdreams.com/crop/lazarus/laznotes.htm. Sacred ...

The Bee-Hive Crop Circle Formation
... 151 SOUTH OF FRANCE = 151 JESUS CHRIST = 151 JESUS SANGREAL = 151 (meaning Jesus
Bloodline) VICAR OF CHRIST = 151 (another title for the Pope) JESUS IS LORD ...
www.greatdreams.com/crop/bee/bee.htm -

... OPUS DEI GROWS IN US. ... betray the Pope. I fully expect George Bush and the FBI
to wimp out on this one just like the Feds wimped out on Abraham Lincoln. ... ...
www.greatdreams.com/political/lady-grey.htm -

... ecclesiastical recognition since 1987), and who has experienced visions of Jesus
and the Virgin Mary, has also expressed great concern about the Pope and is ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/dire_jesus6.htm -

11:11 - What Does it Mean?
... Adding 153 to 351 gives 504, another significant Gematrian number on the list.
The Pope and the Omphalos Stone at Delphi are related to 153. ...
www.greatdreams.com/numbers/1111/1111.htm -

... It claims direct historical descent from the church founded by the apostle Peter.
The Pope in Rome is the spiritual leader of all Roman Catholics. ...
www.greatdreams.com/religin4.htm -

... Studien, X, 496 sqq. HUGH POPE Transcribed by Sean Hyland. ... HUGH POPE Transcribed
by Herman Holbrook Ad Dei gloriam honoremque angeli custodis mei. ...
www.greatdreams.com/archangels.htm -

... Once again, it is not an organized religion like Christianity or Islam. It has no
founder. ----It has no Pope.---It has no hierarchy. Just a lot of scriptures. ...

... Listen to your leader on earth, My Pope son, John Paul II. He sits in the Chair
of Peter, My first Pope. Assist him. Honor him. Obey him. ...

... The mastiff would be the symbol of the Devil or evil, and the pope would be changing.
Rome would no longer be the home of the Catholic Church. ...

... splits in My Church. I call on My people to follow My laws and that of
St. Peter's successor, Pope John Paul II. To be My servant ...

... obviously something decisive happened: two of the Templars returned to France and
reported to Bernard of Clairvaux, who thereupon wrote to the Pope, to the ...

... Licio Gelli and others in P2 were behind the assassination of Pope John Paul 1.
While on one hand, the US participated in the war crime tribunals of key Nazi ...

... Who are the Illuminati? The Illuminati Bloodlines. ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO
XIII ON FREEMASONRY IN ITALY calls the Masons - 'Satanic'. ...

... of the predicted "Antichrist 3" (a term used by Nostradamus), WWIII, or the
"end-time" conspiratorial triad of the 'Antichrist', 'final pope', and the 'Cabal ...

... The conversion of the Julian dates into the Gregorian dates had, in fact, been imposed
by Pope Gregory XIII in October 1582 but, in fact, was not adopted in ...

... [R] you said once previously that a supernova was expected around the time of
when the pope passes away .... does this mean ... [Blue] .... ...

... 8. The May 1998 lengthy apostolic letter Dies Domini ("The Lord's Day) released
by Pope John Paul II, calls for Christians to return to worship on Sunday and ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/144.htm -

... was speaking about needing to speak to 3 witnesses about President Clinton and ended
while President Clinton was giving a speech about Pope Paul coming to the ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/bridesmaids-cometh.htm -

... priesthood and its first Pontifex Maximum. This title, survives today and
applies to the Pope. Also, the pontiff is usually surrounded ...

... General Berthier from France, during the Napoleonic Wars, was sent to the Vatican
in 1798 to seize Pope Plus VI, and he was dethroned and banished into exile ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/levy.htm -

Revelation 11:11
... are actually destined to conjoin in that sign on October 19, 1995 -- a date which
falls neatly within the interval of deadly peril to the Pope which the ...

... Pope Urban II, organized the First Crusade in 1096, calling the Jews "an accursed
race, utterly alienated from God" and urged the Crusaders to "start upon the ...

... 20 (Sunstar) -- In 1965, before the UN, Pope John Paul VI stated, “You must strive
to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind,” and ...

Cinnamon Buns and the BeaST
... During the fervent Crusades of Medieval Europe, the Pope ordered seven cathedrals
then under construction to incorporate labyrinths on the floors. ...
www.greatdreams.com/cinnamon.htm -

... and semi-gnostic heresies, had implanted itself in the Churches of Asia Minor, and
a most religious and orthodox letter was given to Pope Saint Eleutherius by ...
www.greatdreams.com/sacred/irenaeus_beckett.htm -

... Fatima it took 21 years for the prophesied sign to occur and 64 years for part of
the third secret (which apparently involved the shooting of the Pope in 1981 ...

It is my understanding that when the Cardinals vote they use a pen and paper and then the paper is burned. May take several votes but the process is the same.

October 01, 2004 at 02:47:53
From: Linda/GibsonsBC,
Subject: Pope?

URL: http://www.kensmen.com/catholic/papalelections.html

Also: Here's a list of 30 Cardinals appointed by Pope John Paul II, one of which will be voted to succeed him. No "Leo" here. However, there is also a 31st cardinal named "in pectore" and not made public.

VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II named 30 new cardinals on Sunday, as well as one unnamed prelate. Here is a list of the new "princes" of the church, who will be elevated at a consistory on Oct. 21.

--Monsignor Jean-Louis Tauran, France, Vatican foreign minister

--Monsignor Renato Martino, Italy, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

--Monsignor Francesco Marchisano, Italy, Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica

--Monsignor Julian Herranz, Spain, head of the Vatican Office of Legislative Texts

--Monsignor Javier Lozano Barragan, Mexico, head of Vatican office of Health Care

--Monsignor Stephen Fumio Hamao, Japan, head of Vatican office of Migrants

--Monsignor Attilio Nicora, Italy, head of the Administration of Patrimony of the Holy See

Residential archbishops include:

--Monsignor Angelo Scola, Italy, Patriarch of Venice

--Monsignor Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Nigeria, Archbishop of Lagos

--Monsignor Bernard Panafieu, France, Archbishop of Marseille

--Monsignor Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Sudan, Archbishop of Khartoum

--Monsignor Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Spain, Archbishop of Seville

--Monsignor Justin Rigali, United States, Archbishop of Philadelphia

--Monsignor Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Scotland, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

--Monsignor Eusebio Oscar Scheid, Brazil, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro

--Monsignor Ennio Antonelli, Italy, Archbishop of Florence

--Monsignor Tarcisco Bertone, Italy, Archbishop of Genoa

--Monsignor Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Ghana, Archbishop of Cape Coast

--Monsignor Telesphore Placidus Toppo, India, Archbishop of Ranchi

--Monsignor George Pell, Australia, Archbishop of Sydney

--Monsignor Josip Bozanic, Croatia, Archbishop of Zagreb

--Monsignor Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, Vietnam, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City

--Monsignor Rodolfo Quezada Toruno, Guatemala, Archbishop of Guatemala

--Monsignor Philippe Barbarin, France, Archbishop of Lyon

--Monsignor Peter Erdo, Hungary, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest

--Monsignor Marc Ouellet, Canada, Archbishop of Quebec

Named for special service to the church:

--The Rev. George Cottier, Switzerland, the pope's personal theologin

--Monsignor Gustaaf Joos, Belgium

--The Rev. Thomas Spidlik, Czech Republic

--The Rev. Stanislaw Nagy, Poland
Date: October 01, 2004 at 16:37:28
From: liz_renton_wa,
Subject: Re: Can anyone interpret this?

Yes! it has but evil at this point is more prevalent. The light is still there yes your correct.It is always there. Mind set is the major emphasis on this growth of evil. The robe and swirls on the back with emblem with horn like protrusions. Hmm Doesn't make me guess to much. Satan/evil is trying to sneak into the light. We need to get it back into the box so the balance stays in check.

HI Liz, had vision week or so ago where these men stood guard outside of this house I was in with others. There was going to be an invasion from a army. The next scene shown to me was a very large open pit where a very large cache of deadly weapons were discovered and were being taken away. At the very bottom of the pit were bodies being taken out.
I had to sit on the vision for a few days to figure out what it meant as it seem symbolic. The men ou tside the house were guardian angels protecting me and others from the army of evil. The pit is hell and the bodies were satan and it's group. The weapons being taken away meant that darkness is being taken away by the blanket of Love that is now wrapped around the planet. Evil did panic with desperation and let loose all it could, but didn't grow. As for Ev vision it seems to be saying the same thing just in a different way. The natural disasters that are here and will get extreme the next few years is not of evil, it just the world we live in.


.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/9073811/The- Pope-will-die-within-a-year-Vatican-assassination-fears-revealed.html


The Pope will die within a year: Vatican 'assassination fears' revealed

The Pope will die within the next 12 months, a senior Vatican figure has reportedly claimed amid fears of an assassination plot.




The sensational prediction was allegedly made by Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the archbishop of Palermo in Sicily, on a recent visit to China.

Cardinal Romeo reportedly made the startling prediction of the Pope's death during a trip to China in November 2011.

He seemed so sure of the fact that the people he spoke with, including Italian businessmen and Chinese representatives of the Catholic Church, were convinced that he was talking about an assassination attempt.

They were so alarmed by his remarks that they reported them back to the Vatican.

The extraordinary comments were written up in a top-secret report, dated Dec 30, 2011, and delivered to the Pope by a senior cardinal, Dario Castrillon Hoyos, a Colombian, in January.

The Vatican has reportedly opened an investigation into the claims.

The report was written in German, apparently to limit the number of people within the Vatican who would understand it if it was inadvertently leaked.

It warns of a "Mordkomplott" – death plot – against Benedict.

The story was broken on Friday by an Italian daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, with the headline "Plot against the Pope – he will die within 12 months".

The newspaper, which has a reputation for scoops, published a page from the confidential report.

"During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo predicted the death of Benedict XVI within 12 months. His remarks were expressed with such certainty and resolution that the people he was speaking to thought, with a sense of alarm, that an attack on the Pope's life was being planned," the paper reported.

"Cardinal Romeo could never have imagined that the indiscreet remarks he made on the trip to China would be communicated back to the Vatican by third parties."

Asked about the reported comments on Friday, however, Romeo said that the words attributed to him were "absolutely without basis."

"It is so outside of reality that it should not be given any consideration," Romeo was quoted by Italian news agency ANSA as saying.

The Vatican's spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said the report was "so incredible that we cannot comment on it".

"It seems to me something that is so far from reality that I don't even want to address it," Father Lombardi said. "It seems an incredible story and I don't want to comment."

He did not deny the existence of the document to AFP, but added that it was "devoid of reality".

Cardinal Romeo also named Benedict's XVI likely successor as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan – meaning the papacy would return to an Italian after the German Benedict and his Polish predecessor, John Paul II.

He allegedly told his contacts in China that Pope Benedict could not stand Tarcisio Bertone, his Secretary of State and the Vatican's second most senior figure, amid reports of bitter power struggles going on within the Holy See.

Experts said the release of the document could be part of a power struggle within the Vatican administration to try and force Bertone to leave.

Cardinal Romeo said Benedict viewed Cardinal Scola as his ideal successor because they had similar personalities and theological outlooks.

Cardinal Scola was previously the Patriarch of Venice, but was promoted to the archbishopric of Milan by Benedict in June last year.

The most recent attempt on a pope's life was in 1981 when John Paul II was shot and critically wounded in St Peter's Square by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman with links to a shadowy militant group called the Grey Wolves.

It has been claimed that the assassination attempt was backed by the KGB and Bulgarian secret service, in retaliation for the pope's support for the pro-democracy Solidarity movement in his native Poland and his opposition to Communism.




P had a dream recently. where i see a red dot with a line connecting to a bridge. a voice that says the Pope dies at the bridge then they go looking for a new pope.

The Pope will die within a year: Vatican 'assassination fears' revealed - Telegraph www.telegraph.co.uk

The Pope will die within the next 12 months, a senior Vatican figure has reportedly claimed amid fears of an assassination plot.Like · Comment · 8 hours ago · Joseph Mason Wow Kwon!


Joe Mason responds:

I recalled this from my 1997 article --


<< Century V-31 ...

Through the Attic land fountain of wisdom,
At present the rose of the world:
The bridge ruined, and its great pre-eminence
Will be subjected, a wreck amidst the waves.

Goro's comment: According to Brenda/Nostradamus (vol.III p165):

1) "The final downfall of the Catholic church will be as if it had been swallowed up by the waves." >>





 www.greatdreams.comThe first remote viewer received impressions that the object was a "Machine/devi...ce that interacts with DNA and is a calibration mechanism," and "the target object concerns a "DNA exchange, ionization, grids, lattices, and thought balls." I first read of the idea of a DNA communication in The Book ...See MoreExpand Preview55 minutes agoJoseph Mason We wrote an article about the next Pope -- http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/hanged-man.htm


 << Before the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church ... there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people ?

St. Malachy orgair >>






on the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter... the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”See MoreExpand Preview54 minutes agoJoseph Mason The great interpreter, Thomas Jude Germinario, has more information -- << In the manner of Hitler, [he will establish] a fascist republic of Venice.[26] The third Quatrain in this series envisions the “shipwreck” of the Pontificate in th...e aftermath of Antichrist’s pillaging the Vatican and installing his Antipope:

By the Attic land, center of wisdom, Which is at present the rose of the world:
Pontificate ruined, and its great preeminence Submerged, a shipwreck amidst the waves.[27] In Chapter One, we discussed this stanza with reference another Quatrain which speaks of papal bloodshed at a time “when the rose will flourish”.[28] We mentioned that the â €œAttic land” represents the source of Western secular philosophy, which derives from ancient Greece -- as opposed to the West’s spiritual traditions, which are based on the Hebrew Scriptures. At a very early stage, Christianity split into two branches: one based on the sacred revelation of the Jewish Prophets, and the other based on the profane logic of the Greek philosophers. The latter branch became known as Gnosticism, and was ultimately adjudged to be heretical. As we have said, this was the heresy taught by Simon Magus and his followers.

One of the principal esoteric symbols of Gnostic mysticism was and is the “rose”. To the Gnostics, the rose stands for the inner reality, or “microcosm”, which generates the outward reality of everyday experience. Through various magical and occult arts, the Gnostics believe that this inner realm can be manipulated so as to transform physical reality.

Alchemy, which claims the ability to transmute base metals into gold, is an example of Gnosticism. Another is the Rosicrucian movement -- originally a secret society dedicated to subverting the Church of Rome -- which mysteriously “reappeared” in Europe early in the
17th Century. The “Rosy Cross” emblem of this sect is actually a depiction of Gnostic â €œmicrocosm”. In its original form, this emblem consisted of a rose in the middle of a Celtic- style cross with arms of equal length. Such a cross is an ancient symbol of the Earth, and is still used as such in astronomy and astrology. Therefore, when Nostradamus speaks of the “rose of the world”, he is actually referring to the “Rosy Cross” emblem of Gnosticism. >> http://apokalypso.com/Ch4_Bones-of-Triumvir.htmSee MoreAThe Bones of the Triumvir@ www.apokalypso.com“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the R...oman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”See MoreExpand Preview26 minutes agoJoseph Mason In one version of the quatrain is the word, "bridge,"

and in another it is "Pontificate." I found the explanation on Wikipedia -- [Pontiff] << The English term derives through Old French pontif from Latin pontifex, a word commonly held to ...come from the Latin root words pons (bridge) + facere (to do, to make), and so to have the literal meaning of "bridge-builder". This may be only a folk etymology, but it may also recall antique tasks and magic rites associated with bridges. >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PontiffSee MorePontiff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.orgA pontiff (from Latin pontifex) was, in Roman antiquity, a member of the princip...al college of priests (Collegium Pontificum).[1][2] The term "pontiff" was later applied to any high or chief priest and, in ecclesiastical usage, to a bishop and more particularly to the Bishop of Rome, the Pope or "Rom...See MoreExpand Preview25 minutes agoFacebook © 2012


February 17, 2012
Assassination Of Pope Warned Imminent As Vatican War Intensifies
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A disturbing Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the warning letter delivered to Chinese State Authorities this past November by Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the Archbishop of Palermo, stating that Pope Benedict XVI [photo top left] would be assassinated during this year is, indeed, a “valid threat.”
According to this FSB report, the current turmoil in the Roman Catholic Church is “unprecedented” in modern times and has been further described by Robert Mickens, the 20-year Vatican correspondent for the British Catholic weekly journal The Tablet, as “It's now complete war inside the Vatican, things are falling apart.”
The forces engaged in this “war,” this FSB report continues, constitutes nothing less than a coup against the current Pope who tomorrow will preside over the ceremony known as a consistory when will admit more prelates into the College of Cardinals who will elect the next leader of the Church.
Over the past two months, in a scandal coined by the Italian press as “Vatileaks,” competing factions within the Church vying for power have launched attacks against each other by releasing highly secret documents detailing corruption and financial crimes at the highest levels, with no clear indication of who is winning.
An editorial yesterday in the L’Osservatore Romano, the “semi-official” newspaper of the Holy See, said the leakers of these documents were warned that the Pope is a man who “is not stopped by wolves,” but with his health said to be in serious decline how much power he is actually asserting, the FSB says, is really not known.
To the Vatican hierarchy assassinating their current Pope it is most certainly not unheard of with the most recent victim being Pope John Paul I (1912-1978) who during the night of 28 to 29 September 1978 was said to have been poisoned after his taking office barely the month before over fears he was about to unmask the Church’s darkest secrets.
Important to note is that in our 21 October 2009 report Vatican Sends “Shockwave” Around World As NASA Scientist Warns Israel “End Is Near” the warning was issued that the former Hitler Youth member, and current Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI had ordered the Vatican to create a church within a church in order to destroy the last remaining obstacle to the planned fascist takeover of the European Continent, The Church of England, which had broken Rome’s hold over the British people 450 years ago during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Equally important to note, and as we had noted in our 18 January 2012 report Kissinger vows to China: “Jeb Bush Will Be Next President”, the “master plan” to install as the next US President the Catholic convert heir-apparent of the Bush-Clinton dynasty John Ellis “Jeb” Bush [photo with Pope Benedict XVI 3rd left] was boosted this past week when Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union and top Republican official, said he could be put forth as a “possible nominee” in what is called a brokered convention.
The importance of having Jeb Bush as the next American President, this FSB report says, would be his joining with his fellow Catholic convert Tony Blair, who as the former Prime Minister of Britain, and head of The Church of England, and rumored to be the next President of the European Union, “paved the way” for the Church’s plan to reassert itself as the main controlling power of the Western world.
The “gave danger” to having the Catholic Church control both the United States and the European Union, this report continues, is its plan for a “One World Government” Pope Benedict XVI called for this past October (2011) and as we can, in part, read:
“In the same spirit of Pacem in Terris, Benedict XVI himself expressed the need to create a world political authority. This seems obvious if we consider the fact that the agenda of questions to be dealt with globally is becoming ever longer.
Think, for example, of peace and security; disarmament and arms control; promotion and protection of fundamental human rights; management of the economy and development policies; management of the migratory flows and food security, and protection of the environment.
In all these areas, the growing interdependence between States and regions of the world becomes more and more obvious as well as the need for answers that are not just sectorial and isolated, but systematic and integrated, rich in solidarity and subsidiarity and geared to the universal common good.”
As Russia braces for a showdown with the West over an expected US-Israeli-EU attack upon Iran that General Nikolai Makarov, head of the Russian General Staff, warns is “not far off,” the Kremlin further warned the US and NATO it would use nuclear weapons once war starts adding an additional warning to Obama that if he placed American warships in northern waters, or the Black Sea, Russian forces would respond.
To Prime Minister Putin’s protecting the Motherland from the “insanity” of the West, not to mention the wars they have begun against all who oppose their tyrannical communistic rule, and the coming onslaught from the Catholic Church-led “crusade” by the US and EU against all of Islam, he was praised today by Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who stated that Putin's 12-year rule in Russia was a “miracle of God.”
Russia's top Rabbi, Berel Lazar, further thanked Putin “for everything you have done for the Jews,” and said of the protesters trumpeted by the Western propaganda media against Russia, “the fact the [demonstrations] took place on Saturday suggest that it was not a Jewish event.”
Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent envoy to the EU, further slammed the West’s hypocrisy against Russia by stating: “For some reason, the European Parliament has not responded to the clearly disproportionate use of force in the United States in the dispersal of protests in 110 cities, where more than 6,000 people were detained.”
To the final outcome of all of these events, and the more dire ones to come, the answers to what will happen were written about long ago, and none, perhaps, more relevant than the prophecy’s of Ireland’s Saint Malachy (1094-1148), the Archbishop of Armagh, who named every single Pope from his lifetime to the present and said about the one to follow Pope Benedict XVI, who he said would be called Petrus Romanus:
“In the extreme 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 terrible judge will judge his people. The End.”
February 17, 2012 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted







The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with the successor of current pope Benedict XVI, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome


The prophecy was first published in 1595 by Arnold de Wyon, a Benedictine historian, as part of his book Lignum Vitæ. Wyon attributed the list to Saint Malachy, the 12th‑century bishop of Armagh in Ireland. According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While in Rome, Malachy purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of cryptic phrases. This manuscript was then deposited in the Roman Archive, and thereafter forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590.

On the other hand, Bernard of Clairvaux's biography of Malachy makes no mention of the prophecy, nor is it mentioned in any record prior to its 1595 publication.[1] Some sources, including the most recent editions of the Catholic Encyclopedia, suggest that the prophecy is a late 16th‑century forgery. Some have suggested that it was created by Nostradamus and was credited to Saint Malachy so the purported seer would not be blamed for the destruction of the papacy. Supporters, such as author John Hogue, who wrote a popular book titled The Last Pope about the claims, generally argue that even if the author of the prophecies is uncertain, the predictions are still valid.

[edit] Interpretation

Interpretation of the mottos has generally relied on finding correspondences between the mottos and the popes' birthplaces, their personal arms, and the events of their pontificates. For example, the first motto, Ex castro Tiberis (From a castle on the Tiber), fits Pope Celestine II's birthplace in Città di Castello, on the Tiber.

Pope Clement XIII, referred to in the prophecy as Rosa Umbriae, the rose of Umbria, is stated to have used a rose "as his personal emblem" (his coat of arms does not include one, however, nor was he from Umbria nor had any but the most marginal connection with the region, having been briefly pontifical governor of Rieti, at the time part of Umbria). The technique of word play was evident in instances where interpreters find a phrase fitting more than one explanation.

It is notable that where the interpretation of the prophecy is clear (as is the case for almost all of the Popes prior to 1590), the reference is almost always to some characteristic possessed by the Pope prior to assuming the Papacy—e.g., his birthplace, his arms, his surname, or his cardinal see. However, for more recent Popes, efforts to connect the prophecy with the pope have often focused on the events of his pontificate.

In recent times, some interpreters of prophetic literature have drawn attention to the prophecies, both because of their success in finding connections between the prophecies and recent popes, and because of the prophecies' imminent conclusion. Interpretations made before the elections of recent popes have not generally predicted their papacies accurately.

[edit] Popes and corresponding mottos

This list, adapted from The Prophecies of St. Malachy by Peter Bander, begins its numbering two numbers ahead of the Vatican's numbering of popes (Benedict XVI is the 265th, not the 267th). The reason for this is unclear (perhaps because of the two purported "anti-popes").

The list can be divided into two groups; one of the 74 Popes and Antipopes who reigned prior to the appearance of the Prophecy in 1590, for whom the connection between the motto and the Pope is usually clear but can be seen as postdiction. The other is of the 38 Popes who have reigned since 1590, for whom the connection between the motto and the Pope is often strained or totally opaque and but can be seen as shoehorning.

[edit] Popes and Antipopes 1143–1590

The text on the silver lines below reproduces the original text (including punctuation and orthography) of the 1595 Lignum Vitae, which consisted of three parallel columns for the Popes before 1590. The first column contained the motto, the second the name of the Pope or Antipope to whom it was attached (with occasional errors), and the third an attempted explanation or justification of the name. The original list was unnumbered.

Pre-appearance Popes (1143–1590)
Pope No. Motto (Translation) Regnal Name (Reign) Name Historical Reference or Explanation Coat of Arms
Ex caſtro Tiberis. Cœleſtinus. ij. Typhernas.
167 1. From a castle of the Tiber Celestine II (1143–1144) Guido de Castello An inhabitant of Tifernum.
Born in Città di Castello, Umbria, on the banks of the Tiber.[2]
Inimicus expulſus. Lucius. ij. De familia Caccianemica.
168 2. Enemy expelled Lucius II (1144–1145) Gherardo Caccianemici del Orso Of the Caccianemici family.
This motto refers to Gherardo Caccianemici’s surname. “Cacciare” means “to hunt”,[3] and “nemici” is the Italian word for “enemies”. As his name foreshadowed, Caccianemici would be driven from Rome by his own subjects.[4]
Ex magnitudine mõtis. Eugenius. iij. Patria Ethruſcus oppido Montis magni.
169 3. Out of the greatness of the mountain Eugene III (1145–1153) Bernardo dei Pagnelli di Montemagno Tuscan by nation, from the town of Montemagno.
The motto refers to Pope Eugene’s last name, “Montemagno.”[5]
Abbas Suburranus. Anaſtaſius. iiij. De familia Suburra.
170 4. Suburran abbot Anastasius IV (1153–1154) Corrado di Suburra From the Suburra family.
De rure albo. Adrianus. iiij. Vilis natus in oppido Sancti Albani.
171 5. From the white countryside Adrian IV (1154–1159) Nicholas Breakspear Humbly born in the town of St. Albans.
Educated at the St Albans School in Hertfordshire. Nicholas Breakspear was the bishop of Albano before becoming pope.[6]
Ex tetro carcere. Victor. iiij. Fuit Cardinalis S. Nicolai in carcere Tulliano.
6. Out of a loathsome prison. Victor IV, Antipope (1159–1164) Ottaviano Monticello He was a cardinal of St. Nicholas in the Tullian prison.
Via Tranſtiberina. Calliſtus. iij. [sic] Guido Cremenſis Cardinalis S. Mariæ Tranſtiberim.
7. Road across the Tiber. Paschal III, Antipope (1164–1168) Guido di Crema Guido of Crema, Cardinal of St. Mary across the Tiber.
As a cardinal, he had held the title of Santa Maria in Trastevere.[7]
De Pannonia Thuſciæ. Paſchalis. iij. [sic] Antipapa. Hungarus natione, Epiſcopus Card. Tuſculanus.
8. From Tusculan Hungary Callixtus III, Antipope (1168–1178) Giovanni di Strumi Antipope. A Hungarian by birth, Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum.
He was John, Abbot of Struma, originally from Hungary.[8]
Ex anſere cuſtode. Alexander. iij. De familia Paparona.
172 9. Out of the guardian goose Alexander III (1159–1181) Orlando Bandinelli Paparoni Of the Paparoni family.
His family's coat of arms had a goose on it.[9]
Lux in oſtio. Lucius. iij. Lucenſis Card. Oſtienſis.
173 10. A light in the entrance Lucius III (1181–1185) Ubaldo Allucingoli A Luccan Cardinal of Ostia.
In 1159, he became Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.[10] Lux may also be a wordplay on Lucius.
Sus in cribro. Vrbanus. iij. Mediolanenſis, familia cribella, quæ Suem pro armis gerit.
174 11. Pig in a sieve Urban III (1185–1187) Umberto Crivelli A Milanese, of the Cribella (Crivelli) family, which bears a pig for arms.
His family name Crivelli means "a sieve" in Italian.
Enſis Laurentii. Gregorius. viij. Card. S. Laurentii in Lucina, cuius inſignia enſes falcati.
175 12. The sword of St. Lawrence Gregory VIII (1187) Alberto De Morra Cardinal of St. Lawrence in Lucina, of whom the arms were curved swords.
He had been the Cardinal of St. Lawrence[11] and his armorial bearing was a drawn sword.[12]
De Schola exiet.[13] Clemens. iij. Romanus, domo Scholari.
176 13 He will come from school Clement III (1187–1191) Paolo Scolari A Roman, of the house of Scolari.
His family name was Scolari.
De rure bouenſi. Cœleſtinus. iij. Familia Bouenſi.
177 14. From cattle country Celestine III (1191–1198) Giacinto Bobone Bovensis (Bobone) family.
He was from the Bobone family; a wordplay on cattle (boves).
Comes Signatus. Innocentius. iij. Familia Comitum Signiæ.
178 15. Designated count Innocent III (1198–1216) Lotario dei Conti di Segni Family of the Counts of Signia (Segni)
Descendant of the Segni family.
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Canonicus de latere. Honorius. iij. Familia Sabella, Canonicus S. Ioannis Lateranensis.
179 16. Canon from the side Honorius III (1216–1227) Cencio Savelli Savelli family, canon of St. John Lateran
He was a canon for the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and had served as papal chamberlain in 1188.[14]
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Auis Oſtienſis. Gregorius. ix. Familia Comitum Signiæ Epiſcopus Card. Oſtienſis.
180 17. Bird of Ostia Gregory IX (1227–1241) Ugolino dei Conti di Segni Family of the Counts of Segni, Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.
Before his election to the papacy, Ugolino dei Conti was the Cardinal Bishop of Ostia, and the family coat of arms bear a bird on a gules background.[15]
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Leo Sabinus. Cœleſtinus iiij. Mediolanenſis, cuius inſignia Leo, Epiſcopus Card. Sabinus.
181 18. Sabine Lion Celestine IV (1241) Goffredo Castiglioni A Milanese, whose arms were a lion, Cardinal Bishop of Sabina.
He was Cardinal Bishop of Sabina[16] and his armorial bearing had a lion in it. Also a play on words, referring to the pope's last name, Castiglioni.
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Comes Laurentius. Innocentius iiij. domo flisca, Comes Lauaniæ, Cardinalis S. Laurentii in Lucina.
182 19. Count Lawrence Innocent IV (1243–1254) Sinibaldo Fieschi Of the house of Flisca (Fieschi), Count of Lavagna, Cardinal of St. Lawrence in Lucina.
He was the Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucca,[17] and his father was the Count of Lavagna.[18]
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Signum Oſtienſe. Alexander iiij. De comitibus Signiæ, Epiſcopus Card. Oſtienſis.
183 20. Sign of Ostia Alexander IV (1254–1261) Renaldo dei Signori di Ienne Of the counts of Segni, Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.
He was Cardinal Bishop of Ostia and member of the Conti-Segni family.[19]
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Hieruſalem Campanię. Vrbanus iiii. Gallus, Trecenſis in Campania, Patriarcha Hieruſalem.
184 21. Jerusalem of Champagne Urban IV (1261–1264) Jacques Pantaleon A Frenchman, of Trecae (Troyes) in Champagne, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem.[20]
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Draco depreſſus. Clemens iiii. cuius inſignia Aquila vnguibus Draconem tenens.
185 22. Dragon pressed down Clement IV (1265–1268) Guido Fulcodi Whose badge is an eagle holding a dragon in his talons.
His coat of arms had an eagle crushing a dragon.
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Anguinus uir. Gregorius. x. Mediolanenſis, Familia vicecomitum, quæ anguẽ pro inſigni gerit.
186 23. Snaky man Gregory X (1271–1276) Tebaldo Visconti A Milanese, of the family of Viscounts (Visconti), which bears a snake for arms.
The Visconti coat of arms had a large serpent devouring a male child feet first.[21]
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Concionator Gallus. Innocentius. v. Gallus, ordinis Prædicatorum.
187 24. French Preacher Innocent V (1276) Pierre de Tarentaise A Frenchman, of the Order of Preachers. He was born in south-eastern France and was a member of the order of Preachers.[22] C o a Innocenzo V.svg
Bonus Comes. Adrianus. v. Ottobonus familia Fliſca ex comitibus Lauaniæ.
188 25. Good Count/companion Adrian V (1276) Ottobono Fieschi Ottobono, of the Fieschi family, from the counts of Lavagna.
He was a count and a wordplay on "good" can be made with his name, Ottobono.
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Piſcator Thuſcus. Ioannes. xxi. antea Ioannes Petrus Epiſcopus Card. Tuſculanus.
189 26. Tuscan Fisherman John XXI (1276–1277) Pedro Julião Formerly John Peter, Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum.
John XXI had been the Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum.[23]
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Roſa compoſita. Nicolaus. iii. Familia Vrſina, quæ roſam in inſigni gerit, dictus compoſitus.
190 27. Composite Rose Nicholas III (1277–1280) Giovanni Gaetano Orsini Of the Ursina (Orsini) family, which bears a rose on its arms, called 'composite'.
He bore a rose in his coat of arms.[24]
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Ex teloneo liliacei Martini. Martinus. iiii. cuius inſignia lilia, canonicus, & theſaurarius S. Martini Turonen[sis].
191 28. From the tollhouse of lilied Martin Martin IV (1281–1285) Simone de Brion Whose arms were lilies, canon and treasurer of St. Martin of Tours.
He was Canon and Treasurer at the Church of St. Martin in Tours, France.
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Ex roſa leonina. Honorius. iiii. Familia Sabella inſignia roſa à leonibus geſtata.
192 29. Out of the leonine rose Honorius IV (1285–1287) Giacomo Savelli Of the Sabella (Savelli) family, arms were a rose carried by lions.
His coat of arms were emblazoned with two lions supporting a rose.[24]
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Picus inter eſcas. Nicolaus. iiii. Picenus patria Eſculanus.[25]
193 30. Woodpecker between food Nicholas IV (1288–1292) Girolamo Masci A Picene by nation, of Asculum (Ascoli).
He was from Ascoli, now called Ascoli Piceno, in Picene country.
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Ex eremo celſus. Cœleſtinus. v. Vocatus Petrus de morrone Eremita.
194 31. Raised out of the desert St. Celestine V (1294) Pietro Di Murrone Called Peter de Morrone, a hermit.
Prior to his election he was a hermit (eremita, literally a dweller in the eremus, or desert). Also a play on words (celsus/Coelestinus), referring to the pope's chosen name Celestine.
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Ex undarũ bn̑dictione. Bonifacius. viii. Vocatus prius Benedictus, Caetanus, cuius inſignia undæ.
195 32. From the blessing of the waves Boniface VIII (1294–1303) Benedetto Caetani Previously called Benedict, of Gaeta, whose arms were waves.
His coat of arms had a wave through it. Also a play on words, referring to the pope's Christian name, "Benedetto."[24]
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Concionator patereus. [sic] Benedictus. xi. qui uocabatur Frater Nicolaus, ordinis Prædicatorum.
196 33. Preacher From Patara Benedict XI (1303–1304) Nicholas Boccasini Who was called Brother Nicholas, of the order of Preachers.
This Pope belonged to the Order of Preachers. Patara was the hometown of Saint Nicholas, a namesake of this Pope (born Nicholas Boccasini).[26]
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De feſſis aquitanicis. Clemens V. natione aquitanus, cuius inſignia feſſæ erant.
197 34. From the misfortunes/fesses of Aquitaine Clement V (1305–1314) Bertrand de Got An Aquitanian by birth, whose arms were fesses.
He was a native of St. Bertrand de Comminges in Aquitaine, and eventually became Archbishop of Bordeaux, also in Aquitaine. His coat of arms displays three horizontal bars, known in heraldry as fesses.
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De ſutore oſſeo. Ioannes XXII. Gallus, familia Oſſa, Sutoris filius.
198 35. From a bony cobbler John XXII (1316–1334) Jacques Duese A Frenchman, of the Ossa family, son of a cobbler.
His family name was Duèze, D'Euze, D'Euzes, or Euse, the last of which might be back-translated into Latin as Ossa "bones". The popular legend that his father was a cobbler is probably untrue.
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Coruus ſchiſmaticus. Nicolaus V. qui uocabatur F. Petrus de corbario, contra Ioannem XXII. Antipapa Minorita.
36. Schismatic crow Nicholas V, Antipope (1328–1330) Pietro Rainalducci di Corvaro Who was called Brother Peter of Corbarium (Corvaro), the Minorite antipope opposing John XXII.
The motto is a play on words, referring to Pietro di Corvaro's last name.
Frigidus Abbas. Benedictus XII. Abbas Monaſterii fontis frigidi.
199 37. Cold abbot Benedict XII (1334–1342) Jacques Fournier Abbot of the monastery of the cold spring.
He was an abbot in the monastery of Fontfroide ("cold spring").[27]
De roſa Attrebatenſi. Clemens VI. Epiſcopus Attrebatenſis, cuius inſignia Roſæ.
200 38. From the rose of Arras Clement VI (1342–1352) Pierre Roger Bishop of Arras, whose arms were roses.
He was Bishop of Arras, (Latin: Episcopus Atrebatensis),[28] and his armorial bearings were emblazoned with six roses.[29]
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De mõtibus Pãmachii. Innocentius VI. Cardinalis SS. Ioannis & Pauli. T. Panmachii, cuius inſignia ſex montes erant.
201 39. From the mountains of Pammachius Innocent VI (1352–1362) Etienne Aubert Cardinal of Saints John and Paul, Titulus of Pammachius, whose arms were six mountains.
Pope Innocent was born at Mont in the diocese of Limoges, France, and he rose to prominence as the Bishop of Clermont.[30] He had been a cardinal priest with the title of St. Pammachius (i.e., the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo in Rome)[31]
Gallus Vicecomes. Vrbanus V. nuncius Apoſtolicus ad Vicecomites Mediolanenſes.
202 40. French viscount Urban V (1362–1370) Guglielmo De Grimoard Apostolic nuncio to the Viscounts of Milan.
He was born of a noble French family.
Nouus de uirgine forti. Gregorius XI. qui uocabatur Petrus Belfortis, Cardinalis S. Mariæ nouæ.
203 41. New man from the strong virgin Gregory XI (1370–1378) Pierre Roger de Beaufort Who was called Peter Belfortis (Beaufort), Cardinal of New St. Mary's.
From the Beaufort family and Cardinal of Santa Maria Nuova[32]
Decruce Apoſtolica. [sic] Clemens VII. qui fuit Preſbyter Cardinalis SS. XII. Apoſtolorũ cuius inſignia Crux.
42. From the apostolic cross Clement VII, Antipope (1378–1394) Robert, Count of Geneva Who was Cardinal Priest of the Twelve Holy Apostles, whose arms were a cross.
His coat of arms showed a cross, quarterly pierced.[33]
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Luna Coſmedina. Benedictus XIII. antea Petrus de Luna, Diaconus Cardinalis S. Mariæ in Coſmedin.
43. Cosmedine moon. Benedict XIII, Antipope (1394–1423) Peter de Luna Formerly Peter de Luna, Cardinal Deacon of St. Mary in Cosmedin.
He was the famous Peter de Luna, Cardinal of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.[34]
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Schiſma Barchinoniũ. Clemens VIII. Antipapa, qui fuit Canonicus Barchinonenſis.
44. Schism of the Barcelonas Clement VIII, Antipope (1423–1429) Gil Sanchez Muñoz Antipope, who was a canon of Barcelona.
De inferno prægnãti. Vrbanus VI. Neapolitanus Pregnanus, natus in loco quæ dicitur Infernus.
204 45. From a pregnant hell. Urban VI (1378–1389) Bartolomeo Prignano The Neapolitan Prignano, born in a place which is called Inferno.
His family name was Prignano or Prignani, and he was native to a place called Inferno near Naples.[36]
Cubus de mixtione. Bonifacius. IX. familia tomacella à Genua Liguriæ orta, cuius inſignia Cubi.
205 46. Cube from a mixture Boniface IX (1389–1404) Pietro Tomacelli Of the Tomacelli family, born in Genoa in Liguria, whose arms were cubes.
His coat of arms includes a bend checky — a wide stripe with a checkerboard pattern.[29]
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De meliore ſydere. Innocentius. VII. uocatus Coſmatus de melioratis Sulmonenſis, cuius inſignia ſydus.
206 47. From a better star Innocent VII (1404–1406) Cosmo Migliorati Called Cosmato dei Migliorati of Sulmo, whose arms were a star.
The prophecy is a play on words, "better" (melior) referring to the pope's last name, Migliorati (Meliorati). There is a shooting star on his coat of arms.[29]
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Nauta de Ponte nigro. Gregorius XII. Venetus, commendatarius eccleſiæ Nigropontis.
207 48. Sailor from a black bridge Gregory XII (1406–1415) Angelo Correr A Venetian, commendatary of the church of Negroponte.
Was Bishop of Venice and the Bishop of Chalcice, Chalcice being located on the Isle of Negropont
Flagellum ſolis. Alexander. V. Græcus Archiepiſcopus Mediolanenſis, inſignia Sol.
49. Whip of the sun Alexander V, Antipope (1409–1410) Petros Philarges A Greek, Archbishop of Milan, whose arms were a sun.
His coat of arms had a large sun on it. Also, a play on words, referring to the pope's last name, "Philarges."[37]
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Ceruus Sirenæ. Ioannes XXIII. Diaconus Cardinalis S. Euſtachii, qui cum ceruo depingitur, Bononiæ legatus, Neapolitanus.
50. Stag of the siren John XXIII, Antipope (1410–1415) Baldassarre Cossa Cardinal Deacon of St. Eustace, who is depicted with a stag; legate of Bologna, a Neapolitan.
Baldassarre Cossa was a cardinal with the title of St. Eustachius.[38] St. Eustachius converted to Christianity after he saw a stag with a cross between its horns. Baldassarre's family was originally from Naples, which has the emblem of the siren.
Corona ueli aurei. Martinus V. familia colonna, Diaconus Cardinalis S. Georgii ad velum aureum.
208 51. Crown of the golden curtain Martin V (1417–1431) Oddone Colonna Of the Colonna family, Cardinal Deacon of St. George at the golden curtain.
Oddone Colonna was the Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro.[39] The word "Velabrum" is here interpreted as derived from "velum aureum", or golden veil.[40] His coat of arms had a golden crown resting atop a column.[41]
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Lupa Cœleſtina, Eugenius. IIII. Venetus, canonicus antea regularis Cœleſtinus, & Epiſcopus Senẽſis.
209 52. Heavenly she-wolf Eugene IV (1431–1447) Gabriele Condulmaro A Venetian, formerly a regular Celestine canon, and Bishop of Siena.
He belonged to the order of the Celestines and was the Bishop of Siena which bears a she-wolf on its arms.
Amator Crucis. Felix. V. qui uocabatur Amadæus Dux Sabaudiæ, inſignia Crux.
53. Lover of the cross Felix V, Antipope (1439–1449) Amadeus Duke of Savoy Who was called Amadeus, Duke of Savoy, arms were a cross.
He was previously the count of Savoy and therefore his coat of arms contained the cross of Savoy.[42] Also, the prophecy is a play on words, referring to the antipope's Christian name, "Amadeus."
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De modicitate Lunæ. Nicolaus V. Lunenſis de Sarzana, humilibus parentibus natus.
210 54. From the meanness of Luna Nicholas V (1447–1455) Tommaso Parentucelli A Lunese of Sarzana, born to humble parents.
He was born in Sarzana in the diocese of Luni, the ancient name of which was Luna.
Bos paſcens. Calliſtus. III. Hiſpanus, cuius inſignia Bos paſcens.
211 55. Pasturing ox Callixtus III (1455–1458) Alfonso Borja A Spaniard, whose arms were a pasturing ox.
Alonso Borgia's coat of arms had a grazing ox.[41]
De Capra & Albergo. Pius. II. Senenſis, qui fuit à Secretis Cardinalibus Capranico & Albergato.
212 56. From a nanny-goat and an inn Pius II (1458–1464) Enea Silvio de Piccolomini A Sienese, who was secretary to Cardinals Capranicus and Albergatus.
He had been secretary to Cardinal Domenico Capranica and Cardinal Albergatti before he was elected Pope.[43]
De Ceruo & Leone. Paulus. II. Venetus, qui fuit Commendatarius eccleſiæ Ceruienſis, & Cardinalis tituli S. Marci.
213 57. From a stag and lion Paul II (1464–1471) Pietro Barbo A Venetian, who was Commendatary of the church of Cervia, and Cardinal of the title of St. Mark.
Possibly refers to his Bishopric of Cervia (punning on cervus, "a stag") and his Cardinal title of St. Mark (symbolized by a winged lion).[44]
Piſcator minorita. Sixtus. IIII. Piſcatoris filius, Franciſcanus.
214 58. Minorite fisherman Sixtus IV (1471–1484) Francesco Della Rovere Son of a fisherman, Franciscan.
He was born the son of a fisherman and a member of the Franciscans, also known as "Minorites".
Præcurſor Siciliæ. Innocentius VIII. qui uocabatur Ioãnes Baptiſta, & uixit in curia Alfonſi regis Siciliæ.
215 59. Forerunner of Sicily Innocent VIII (1484–1492) Giovanni Battista Cibò Who was called John Baptist, and lived in the court of Alfonso, king of Sicily.
Giovanni Battista Cibò was named after John the Baptist, the precursor of Christ. In his early years, Giovanni served as the Bishop of Molfetta in Sicily.[45]
Bos Albanus in portu. Alexander VI. Epiſcopus Cardinalis Albanus & Portuenſis, cuius inſignia Bos.
216 60. Bull of Alba in the harbor Alexander VI (1492–1503) Rodrigo de Borgia Cardinal Bishop of Albano and Porto, whose arms were a bull.
In 1456, he was made a Cardinal and he held the titles of Cardinal Bishop of Albano and Porto. [46] Also, Pope Alexander had a red bull on his coat of arms[47]
De paruo homine. Pius. III. Senenſis, familia piccolominea.
217 61. From a small man Pius III (1503) Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini A Sienese, of the Piccolomini family.
His family name was Piccolomini, from piccolo "small" and uomo "man".
Fructus Iouis iuuabit. Iulius. II. Ligur, eius inſignia Quercus, Iouis arbor.
218 62. The fruit of Jupiter will help Julius II (1503–1513) Giuliano Della Rovere A Genoese, his arms were an oak, Jupiter's tree.
On his arms was an oak tree, which was sacred to Jupiter.[47] Pope Julius' family name, "Della Rovere," literally means "of the oak."[48]
De craticula Politiana. Leo. X. filius Laurentii medicei, & ſcholaris Angeli Politiani.
219 63. From a Politian gridiron Leo X (1513–1521) Giovanni de Medici Son of Lorenzo de' Medici, and student of Angelo Poliziano.
His educator and mentor was the distinguished humanist and scholar, Angelo Poliziano. The “Gridiron” is the motto evidently refers to St. Lawrence, who was martyred on a gridiron. This is a rather elliptical allusion to Lorenzo the Magnificent, who was Giovanni’s father.[49]
Leo Florentius. Adrian. VI. Florẽtii filius, eius inſignia Leo.
220 64. Florentian lion Adrian VI (1522–1523) Adriaen Florenszoon Boeyens Son of Florentius, his arms were a lion.
His coat of arms had two lions on it,[47] and his name is sometimes given as Adriaan Florens, or other variants, from his father's first name Florens (Florentius).
Flos pilei ægri. Clemens. VII. Florentinus de domo medicea, eius inſignia pila, & lilia.
221 65. Flower of the sick man's pill[50] Clement VII (1523–1534) Giulio de Medici A Florentine of the Medicean house, his arms were pill-balls and lilies.
The Medici coat of arms were emblazoned with six medical balls. One of these balls, the largest of the six, was emblazoned with the Florentine lily.[47]
Hiacinthus medicorũ. Paulus. III. Farneſius, qui lilia pro inſignibus geſtat, & Card. fuit SS. Coſme, & Damiani.
222 66. Hyacinth of the physicians Paul III (1534–1549) Alessandro Farnese Farnese, who bore lilies for arms, and was Cardinal of Saints Cosmas and Damian.
Pope Paul's coat of arms were charged with six hyacinths.[47]
De corona montana. Iulius. III. antea uocatus Ioannes Maria de monte.
223 67. From the mountainous crown Julius III (1550–1555) Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte Formerly called Giovanni Maria of the Mountain (de Monte)
His coat of arms showed mountains and palm branches laid out in a pattern much like a crown.[47]
Frumentum flocidum. [sic] Marcellus. II. cuius inſignia ceruus & frumẽtum, ideo floccidum, quod pauco tempore uixit in papatu.
224 68. Trifling grain Marcellus II (1555) Marcello Cervini Whose arms were a stag and grain; 'trifling', because he lived only a short time as pope.
His coat of arms showed a stag and ears of wheat.[47]
De fide Petri. Paulus. IIII. antea uocatus Ioannes Petrus Caraffa.
225 69. From Peter's faith Paul IV (1555–1559) Giovanni Pietro Caraffa Formerly called John Peter Caraffa.
He is said to have used his second Christian name Pietro.
Eſculapii pharmacum. Pius. IIII. antea dictus Io. Angelus Medices.
226 70. Aesculapius' medicine Pius IV (1559–1565) Giovanni Angelo de Medici Formerly called Giovanni Angelo Medici.
His family name was Medici.
Angelus nemoroſus. Pius. V. Michael uocatus, natus in oppido Boſchi.
227 71. Angel of the grove St. Pius V (1566–1572) Antonio Michele Ghisleri Called Michael, born in the town of Bosco.
He was born in Bosco, (Lombardy); the placename means grove. His name was 'Antonio Michele Ghisleri', and Michele relates to the archangel.
Medium corpus pilarũ. Gregorius. XIII. cuius inſignia medius Draco, Cardinalis creatus à Pio. IIII. qui pila in armis geſtabat.
228 72. Half body of the balls Gregory XIII (1572–1585) Ugo Boncompagni Whose arms were a half-dragon; a Cardinal created by Pius IV who bore balls in his arms.
The "balls" in the motto refer to Pope Pius IV, who had made Gregory a cardinal. Pope Gregory had a dragon on his coat of arms with half a body.[47]
Axis in medietate ſigni. Sixtus. V. qui axem in medio Leonis in armis geſtat.
229 73. Axle in the midst of a sign. Sixtus V (1585–1590) Felice Peretti Who bears in his arms an axle in the middle of a lion.
This is a rather straightforward description of the pope's coat of arms.[47]
De rore cœli. Vrbanus. VII. qui fuit Archiepiſcopus Roſſanenſis in Calabria, ubi mãna colligitur.
230 74. From the dew of the sky Urban VII (1590) Giovanni Battista Castagna Who was Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria, where manna is collected.
He had been Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria where sap called "the dew of heaven" is gathered from trees.[51]

[edit] Popes 1590 to present

For this group of Popes, the published text only provides names for the first three (i.e., those who were Popes between the appearance of the text in 1590, and its publication in 1595) and attempts no explanations.

Post-appearance Popes (1590–present)
Pope No. Motto (Translation) Regnal Name (Reign) Name Historical Reference or Explanation Coat of Arms
Ex antiquitate Vrbis. Gregorius. XIIII.
231 75 Of the antiquity of the city Gregory XIV (1590–1591) Niccolo Sfondrati His father was a senator of the ancient city of Milan. The word "senator" is derived from the Latin word "senex", meaning old man.
Pia ciuitas in bello. Innocentius. IX.
232 76 Pious city in war Innocent IX (1591) Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti He was the Patriarch of Jerusalem before succeeding to the Papacy.
Crux Romulea. Clemens. VIII.
233 77 Cross of Romulus Clement VIII (1592–1605) Ippolito Aldobrandini He had been a cardinal with the title of Saint Pancratius.[52] Saint Pancratius was a Roman martyr.[53] C o a Clemente VIII.svg
Vndoſus uir.
234 78 Wavy man Leo XI (1605) Alessandro Ottaviano De Medici He had been the Bishop of Palestrina.[54] The ancient Romans attributed the origins of Palestrina to the seafaring hero Ulysses.[55] Also, he had only reigned for 27 days.
Gens peruerſa.
235 79 Corrupted nation Paul V (1605–1621) Camillo Borghese Pope Paul scandalized the Church when he appointed his nephew to the College of Cardinals. The word "nepotism" may have originated during the reign of this pope.[56]
In tribulatione pacis.
236 80 In the trouble of peace Gregory XV (1621–1623) Alessandro Ludovisi His reign corresponded with the outbreak of the Thirty Years War.
Lilium et roſa.
237 81 Lily and rose Urban VIII (1623–1644) Maffeo Barberini He was a native of Florence. Florence, in Italy, has a red lily on its coat of arms.[57]
Iucunditas crucis.
238 82 Delight of the cross Innocent X (1644–1655) Giovanni Battista Pamphili He was raised to the pontificate after a long and difficult Conclave on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (off by a day).
Montium cuſtos.
239 83 Guard of the mountains Alexander VII (1655–1667) Fabio Chigi His family arms include six hills with a star above them.[58]
Sydus olorum.
240 84 Star of the swans Clement IX (1667–1669) Giulio Rospigliosi The "star" in the legend refers Pope Alexander VII, who had made Clement his personal secretary.[58] The Italian word for swan, "Cigni," rhymes with Pope Alexander's last name, "Chigi."
De flumine magno.
241 85 From a great river Clement X (1670–1676) Emilio Altieri Pope Clement was a native of Rome.
Bellua inſatiabilis.
242 86 Insatiable beast Innocent XI (1676–1689) Benedetto Odescalchi Pope Innocent had a lion on his coat of arms.[58]
Pœnitentia glorioſa.
243 87 Glorious penitence Alexander VIII (1689–1691) Pietro Ottoboni His first name was "Pietro". The apostle Peter repented after he had denied his master three times.
Raſtrum in porta.
244 88 Rake in the door Innocent XII (1691–1700) Antonio Pignatelli del Rastrello His full name was Antonio Pignatelli del Rastrello.[59] "Rastrello" in Italian means "rake."
Flores circundati.
245 89 Surrounded flowers Clement XI (1700–1721) Giovanni Francesco Albani He had been a cardinal with the title of San Maria in Aquiro.[60]
De bona religione.
246 90 From good religion Innocent XIII (1721–1724) Michelangelo dei Conti A play on words, referring to the pope's chosen name, "Innocent." He was from the famous Conti family which had produced several Popes.
Miles in bello.
247 91 Soldier in War Benedict XIII (1724–1730) Pietro Francesco Orsini
Columna excelſa.
248 92 Lofty column Clement XII (1730–1740) Lorenzo Corsini When still a cardinal, he had held the title of St. Peter in Chains.[61] The name "Peter" is derived from the Greek word "petros," meaning "rock." Clement was a frustrated architect who ordered, and sometimes interfered with, the building of many churches. He managed to salvage two columns of the Parthenon for his chapel at Mantua.
Animal rurale.
249 93 Country animal Benedict XIV (1740–1758) Marcello Lambertini C o a Bennedetto XIV.svg
Roſa Vmbriæ.
250 94 Rose of Umbria Clement XIII (1758–1769) Carlo Rezzonico He had been a cardinal with the title of Santa Maria in Aracoeli.[62] In mystical circles, the Virgin Mary is represented by a rose. C o a Clemente XIII.svg
Vrſus uelox.
251 95 Swift bear (later misprinted as Cursus velox Swift Course or Visus velox Swift Glance) Clement XIV (1769–1774) Lorenzo Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli The Ganganelli family crest bore a running bear. C o a Clemente XIV.svg
Peregrin9 apoſtolic9.[63]
252 96 Apostolic pilgrim Pius VI (1775–1799) Giovanni Angelico Braschi Spent the last two years of his life in exile, a prisoner of the French Revolution. C o a Pio VI.svg
Aquila rapax.
253 97 Rapacious eagle Pius VII (1800–1823) Barnaba Chiaramonti The Pope's pontificate was overshadowed by Napoleon, whose emblem was the eagle. C o a Pio VII.svg
Canis & coluber.
254 98 Dog and adder Leo XII (1823–1829) Annibale Sermattei della Genga "Dog" and "snake" are common insults, and Leo was widely hated[citation needed]. The legend could be an allusion to the pope's last name, Sermattei. "Serpente" is the Italian word for snake. C o a Leone XII.svg
Vir religioſus.
255 99 Religious man Pius VIII (1829–1830) Francesco Saverio Castiglioni Another play on words, referring to the pope's chosen name, "Pius". C o a Pio VIII.svg
De balneis Ethruriæ.
256 100 From the baths of Tuscany Gregory XVI (1831–1846) Mauro, or Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari Pope Gregory XVI belonged to the Camaldolese order of monks. The Camaldolese order is said to have begun with two monastic houses. The first of these houses was Campus Maldoli, and the second was Fonte Buono. "Fonte Buono" is Italian for "good fountain."[64] C o a Gregorio XVI.svg
Crux de cruce.
257 101 Cross from cross Bl. Pius IX (1846–1878) Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti During the pontificate of Pius IX, the House of Savoy, whose coat of arms is a white cross on a red background, reunited Italy and stripped the pope of his territorial possessions. Pope Pius XII, commenting on the beatification process of Pius IX, used the words per crucem ad lucem (through the cross to light). Pius IX was finally beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
Lumen in cœlo.
258 102 Light in the sky Leo XIII (1878–1903) Gioacchino Pecci His coat of arms had a shooting star. Leone 13.jpg
Ignis ardens.
259 103 Burning fire St. Pius X (1903–1914) Giuseppe Sarto Pius advocated the codification of Canon law, daily communion and the use of Gregorian chant in the Catholic liturgy, and was an opponent of Modernism. He was the first pope to be declared a saint in over 400 years, the previous one being Pope Pius V. Pius X COA.svg
Religio depopulata.
260 104 Religion destroyed Benedict XV (1914–1922) Giacomo Della Chiesa Worldwide spread of atheistic Communism. C o a Bennedetto XV.svg
Fides intrepida.
261 105 Intrepid faith Pius XI (1922–1939) Achille Ratti Established Vatican City as a country and the papacy as a head of state. C o a Pio XI.svg
Paſtor angelicus.
262 106 Angelic shepherd Ven. Pius XII (1939–1958) Eugenio Pacelli Said to have received visions, some of which have yet to be revealed. Pius 12 coa.svg
Paſtor & nauta.
263 107 Shepherd and sailor Bl. John XXIII (1958–1963) Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli From Venice, a maritime city. John 23 coa.svg
Flos florum.
264 108 Flower of flowers Paul VI (1963–1978) Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini His coat of arms features three flowers. Coat of Arms of Pope Paul VI.svg
De medietate lunæ.
265 109 From the midst of the moon John Paul I (1978) Albino Luciani His month-long reign began with the moon half-full. John paul 1 coa.svg
De labore ſolis.
266 110 From the labor of the sun Bl. John Paul II (1978–2005) Karol Wojtyła Born on the day of a solar eclipse. John paul 2 coa.svg
Gloria oliuæ.
267 111 Glory of the olive. Benedict XVI (2005–present) Joseph Ratzinger Chose the name Benedict after St. Benedict who started the Benedictine order whose Crest is an Olive Branch. BXVI CoA like gfx PioM.svg
In ꝑsecutione extrema S.R.E. ſedebit.
In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit.[65]
Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum.[66] Finis.
268 112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end. Unknown Unknown

[edit] Petrus Romanus

The longest and final motto reads in the original Latin:

In ꝑſecutione extre-

ma S.R.E. ſedebit.
Petrus Romanus, qui
paſcet oues in mul-
tis tribulationibus:
quibus tranſactis ci-
uitas ſepticollis di-
ruetur, & Iudex tre
mẽdus iudicabit po
pulum ſuum. Finis.
  • This is usually translated into English as:

"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop].
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 terrible judge will judge his people.
The End."

However, in the 1595 Lignum Vitae, the line In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit. forms a separate sentence and paragraph of its own, and it is unclear whether it is grammatically related to Gloria Olivae which precedes it, or to Petrus Romanus, which follows it.

There is, also, a claim that the original list written by St. Malachy, does not contain a reference to Petrus Romanus and that the last lines were added to the printed text in Wyon's Lignum Vitæ. This, however, cannot be proved, as the original manuscript (if any) probably no longer exists.

[edit] Authenticity and skepticism

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Spanish writer father Benito Jerónimo Feijóo wrote in his Teatro Crítico Universal (1724–1739), in an entry called Purported prophecies, that the ones by Saint Malachy's were a shameful forgery, claiming that they were created ad hoc during the 16th century. As a proof, he offers an accurate fact: that the first time the prophecy is mentioned is on a handwritten account by patriarch Alfonso Chacón (a.k.a Alphonsus Ciacconus, 1540–1599) in 1590 (this account would be later published, in 1595, by the abovementioned historian Arnold de Wyon). In this account, Chacón only comments about the prophecies until the papacy of Urban VII (whose papacy only lasted September 1590, and was the current pope at the time Chacón wrote the comment).

According to Feijóo, Chacón, who held a great intellectual prestige at the time, was lured into commenting the prophecies by someone who wanted to help cardinal Girolamo Simoncelli (1522–1605) reach the papacy. By showing them to be accurate till Urban VII, it was expected people would believe the following ones. That way, Girolamo Simoncelli's election as pope would be easier, since the prophecy after Urban VII's one tells about a pope Ex antiquitate urbis (from the antiquity of the city), a fact that seems to fit him, who was cardinal of Orvieto (literally "old city", urbs vetus), or at least better than Gregory XIV, who was elected pope after Urban VII.

Thus, the forgery would have been unsuccessful, since Simoncelli was not elected pope. Jesuit father Claude-François Menestrier also claimed that the prophecies were forged in order to help the papal candidacy of Girolamo Simoncelli, offering similar reasons to those of Feijóo. Spanish historian José Luis Calvo points out that the prophecies seem to be very accurate till Urban VII, fitting perfectly even the antipopes, but that afterwards great efforts have to be made in order to make the prophecies fit their pope. Feijóo's explanation is usually regarded as being the strongest evidence of the forgery.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ Lawlor, H. J. (1920). St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh. London, New York: The Macmillan Company. p. 267. online
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Città di Castello.
  3. ^ Wiktionary "hunt"
  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Lucius II
  5. ^ The Columbia Encyclopedia, Eugene III
  6. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia Pope Adrian IV
  7. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Titles S. Leone I --- S. Matteo in Merulana
  8. ^ Regnal Chronologies, Roman Catholicism
  9. ^ House of Arms,Paparo Coat of Arms
  10. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Lucius III
  11. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Gregory VIII
  12. ^ Héraldique européenne, Papes
  13. ^ A non-standard verb form, replacing classical exibit.
  14. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Honorius III
  15. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Gregory IX
  16. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Celestine
  17. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Innocent IV
  18. ^ Christ's Faithful People, Pope Innocent IV
  19. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Alexander IV
  20. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Urban IV
  21. ^ Web.genealogie, Dynastie de Visconti
  22. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Bl. Innocent V
  23. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope John XXI(XX)
  24. ^ a b c Héraldique européenne, Papes
  25. ^ Properly Asculanus, but that ruins the pun.
  26. ^ Saint Nicholas Center Patara
  27. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Benedict XII
  28. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Clement VI
  29. ^ a b c Héraldique européenne, Papes
  30. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Innocent VI
  31. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Titles
  32. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Deaconries
  33. ^ Araldicavaticana.com, Clemente VII (antipapa)
  34. ^ Araldicavaticana.com, Benedetto XIII (antipapa)
  35. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Consistories for the creation of Cardinals
  36. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Urban VI
  37. ^ Araldicavaticana.com, Alessandro V (antipapa)
  38. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, John XXIII
  39. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Martin V
  40. ^ Fruit of Contemplation March 2006 Archive
  41. ^ a b Héraldique européenne, Papes
  42. ^ Araldicavaticana.com, Felice V (antipapa)
  43. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia,Pope Pius II
  44. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Paul II
  45. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Innocent VIII
  46. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Alexander VI
  47. ^ a b c d e f g h i Héraldique européenne, Papes
  48. ^ Baroque Rome in the etchings of Giuseppe Vasi, The Triumph of Life
  49. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Leo X
  50. ^ Pileus here cannot be the Latin word for "cap"[1], but must be derived from pila "ball"[2] or Late Latin pilula "little ball, pill". The Medici displayed pills on their arms as an allusion to their supposed family origins as physicians (medici).
  51. ^ Bonanical.com, Ash, Manna
  52. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Clement VIII
  53. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, Domitilla and Pancratius
  54. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Leo XI
  55. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Palestrina
  56. ^ Lastminute.com, Galleria Borghese
  57. ^ International Civic Heraldry, Florence
  58. ^ a b c Héraldique européenne, Papes
  59. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Antonio Pignatelli del Rastrello
  60. ^ Catholic Heraldry, S. Maria in Aquiro
  61. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Pope Clement XII
  62. ^ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Rezzonico, Carlo
  63. ^ The symbol like a raised 9 is a scribal abbreviation for the Latin suffix us.
  64. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Camaldolese
  65. ^ Prefixed to the following text in most printings, in the original printing of Lignum Vitae this line appears as a separate paragraph immediately below Gloria oliuæ.
  66. ^ In several later printings of the prophecies, the word ſuum ("his own") was dropped.

[edit] Websites

[edit] Books

  • Van der Moere, J. (1872). La fausseté des soi-disantes proophéties d'Orval, de St.-Malachie, et de Blois. Ghent.
  • Hogue, John (2000). The Last Pope. Element. ISBN 1-86204-732-4.
  • Bander, Peter (1969). The Prophecies of St. Malachy. TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-8189-0189-6.

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