Born in 1094 A.D. at Armagh, Ireland, Saint Malachy was canonized the first Irish Saint in the Catholic Church by Pope Clement III in 1190 A.D.
According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome. 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.
Malachy “saw”-and committed to paper- a series of Latin phrases describing the popes to come. He catalogued each one with an epigrammatic verse, such as ‘the tears of the sun’. Malachy accurately predicted the place and time of his own death: Clairvaux, France.
These short prophetical announcements, in number 112, indicate some noticeable trait of all future popes from Celestine II, who was elected in the year 1130, until the end of the world. They are enunciated under mystical titles. Those who have undertaken to interpret and explain these symbolical prophecies have succeeded in discovering some trait, allusion, point, or similitude in their application to the individual popes, either as to their country, their name, their coat of arms or insignia, their birth-place, their talent or learning, the title of their cardinalate, the dignities which they held.
The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.” It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus, who according to St. Malachy’s list is to be the last pope, that the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor designated Gloria olivoe.
110. John Paul II 1978 – Died April 2, 2005 Karol Josef Wojtlya
De Labore Solis (From the toil of the sun)
This pope has been identified with unceasing hard work.
The Current Pope
111. Benedict XVI – The New Pope Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th pope on April 19, 2005 a few days after his 78th birthday.
(The glory of the olive)
The olive branch represents peace. Will he play a role in bringing the religions together.
In the future
112. The LAST POPE!
(Peter the Roman) “In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge the people. The End.”
This prophecy has come up in recent times in the news.
The vision has gotten so much attention because of the similar references in the Book of Revelation:
NIV Revelation19:9“ This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. 11The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
Today people interpret this verse as pertaining to the modern liberal Church.
The Kings are member states of the European Union, that turn against the Woman (The Church) that sits on the 7 hills and destroys her. The eighth king in this verse is the Antichrist who comes to power over the European Union and causes the destruction of the church.