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Old 2nd March 2013, 03:17 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Sounds like a foreshadowing of what I think may happen to him after he becomes Pope.
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Old 15th October 2014, 12:11 AM
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The last Pope on St. Malachy's prophetic list of Popes is Peter the Roman

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


Pope Francis is Peter the Roman but lets take a closer look at this prophecy.

"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there shall reign Peter the Roman who will feed his flock amid many tribulations"

So, it is possible that Pope Francis reigns during the very beginning of the first part of the tribulation, what I mean by that is He is Pope during the great apostasy, Warning, and Miracle.

but lets break down the first part even further.

"In the final persecution"

There are many persecutions during the tribulation but perhaps what this means is that after The Warning and Miracle the persecutions that will come upon the church have little effect on the morale of faithful Catholics, for their faith has just been proven to be true to the entire world. So, in a sense, the "final" persecution, at least persecutions that really damage the faith of believers will virtually cease to exist.

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"the final persecution" relates to the entire tribulation as a whole with many parts.

"there shall reign Peter the Roman who will feed his flock amid many tribulations"

Pope Francis is a good shepard because he feeds his flock during this time, we should listen to Him.

"after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the terrible judge will judge the people."

So, after the reign of Pope Francis Rome will be destroyed because it says "after which". Maybe this is the reign of Pius XIII. It is the Pope after Francis which presides over the destruction of Rome.

"the terrible judge will judge the people."

The judgement is that we deserve to be punished but God will spare the world.

Well, these are just my thoughts. Sometimes it is fun to speculate.
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Old 16th October 2014, 09:22 PM
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I do not know if Rome will be destroyed . Maybe , maybe not.
But apparently when people say that, they usually based this belief on the expression “seven hills” mention in the Bible . They say it points to Rome . Yet If you take for instance Revelation 17 :9-10

NAB:
9Here is a clue for one who has wisdom. The seven heads represent seven hills upon which the woman sits. They also represent seven kings: 10 five have already fallen, one still lives, and the last has not yet come,* and when he comes he must remain only a short while.

NJB :9 'This calls for shrewdness. The seven heads are the seven hills, on which the woman is sitting.
10 The seven heads are also seven emperors. Five of them have already gone, one is here now, and one is yet to come; once here, he must stay for a short while.

Clearly “hills “ is used in a similar way as “mountains”, meaning a country/power/kingdom/empire
I think we should interpret “seven hills” in that sense rather than in the sense of an actual hill. Don’t you think?
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