Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy: The Current View


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Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum. Habemus Papam!

Qui sibi nomen imposuit: Franciscum, 'Ingis ardens'

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de lŕ cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of approaching,
The city that two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.

Pope Francis waves to a crowd of the faithful The Third Secret of Fatima (excerpt) ~

And we saw in an immense light ... a Bishop dressed in White. We had the impression that it was the Holy Father. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.


Updated: April 18, 2020 (1:00 AM EDT).

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: This is now a special page for current papal news speculation in the light of prophecy. For a complete background in papal prophecies and Pope Francis himself please refer back to Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy. Thank you.



The Vatican included nine antipopes in the list of St. Malachy's mottos of future Popes. Those nine do not belong in that list. If we are to take Malachy seriously, therefore, Pope Francis is pope number 103, not pope 112. Thus, rather than Petrus romanus ("Peter of Rome"), Francis becomes Ignis ardens ("Burning Fire"). Since Francis became the pope, sightings of fireballs, meteors, and asteroids have been on the increase. The "Burning Fire," it would appear, will be fire from the sky. Also, with World War III potentially only a year away, we may find the motto will be most applicable in yet another way.


Introduction: This background information is in the Malachy and Benedict XVI sections of Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy , but doesn't exactly leap out to the viewer. So here is another reminder regarding that material. Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013, the day Comet PanSTARRS reached naked eye visibilty in the northern hemisphere and then brightened considerably thereafter, especially for southern hemisphere watchers. Two other naked eye comets, the "great comet" Comet McNaught and Comet Holmes (both in 2007) also appeared during his office. These three comets would seem to have earned him the Malchy title of 'Lumen in Cćlo'. During the interim following Benedict's resognation and just prior to the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we were introduced to two events in Vatican City and Chelyabinsk marking the Malachy motto which most definitely applies to him in the current time, 'Ignis ardens':





Between 2013 through 2019, we saw an unprecedented number of close calls with asteroids and meteors. On May 8, 2019, I posted a prediction on my other website in an article regarding Apophis that we might see another Tunguska or Chelyabinsk event occur on or near January 5, 2020. I posted the same prediction again on November 12, 2019 on the 2020 Predictions page. This year (2020), during the space of only a few short months there have been more asteroids and meteors flashing through the sky, exploding, even impacting than in the entire seven years combined since Francis became pope in 2013. Two occurred over Puerto Rico on December 28, 2019 and January 7, 2020 ... before and after a major earthquake, prompting locals to fear the end of the world:


Fireball blazes over Puerto Rico as locals fear 'end times' after earthquakes

A blazing meteor-like fireball has been spotted hurtling through the sky in Puerto Rico after a series of powerful earthquakes. The unusual celestial phenomenon has been branded a sign of the "end of times" by locals on the Caribbean island.

Asteroid Traveling Over 31,000mph Hits Earth, Explodes Over Puerto Rico

An asteroid exploded over Purto Rico The asteroid's explosion produced a bright flash The incident occurred weeks after Puerto Rico was hit by earthquakes An international agency reported that Earth was hit by a small asteroid over a week ago. According to the agency, the space rock burned up in the atmosphere and detonated over Puerto Rico.



Then came reports of an asteroid over Brazil and another over the UK.


WATCH as fireball travelling at 75,000mph EXPLODES over Brazil

Night was briefly turned to day as a bright white flash caused by a powerful fireball blasted above Brazil. The space rock blasted into the atmosphere south of South of Rio Grande do Sul above the Atlantic Ocean. However, the blast was so bright it could be seen more than 140 kilometres a way.

Asteroid EXPLODES above the UK producing bright fireball - ESA

On January 21, a small asteroid lit up the night sky above the seaside resort town of Bude, northeast Cornwall, England, producing a mesmeric display. An image of the meteor was captured by one lucky photographer, which shows just how bright the explosion was.


Reports then came in that UK asteroid was seen over Belgium and the Netherlands:


Asteroid news: Watch as asteroid EXPLODES over UK and Europe

The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received almost 100 reports of a bright fireball illuminating the skies on February 3. Those in the northwest of the UK and citizens of Belgium of the Netherlands saw the phenomenon, which took place over the North Sea.

UK asteroid


More reports followed from Canada, Germany, Croatia, Florida, the English Channel, the UK, the US, and much of Europe.


Asteroid news: Watch as fireball EXPLODES over Germany in stunning video

Asteroids have posed a threat to life on Earth ever since the first beings sprang into life 3.5 billion years ago. The most famous of all was the asteroid which hit 66 million years ago, bringing an end to the dinosaurs' reign on Earth.

WATCH fireball so bright it shook the ground in Croatia 'I thought it was an earthquake'

A spectacular fireball kicked off the weekend for mainland Europe with a fireball so big and bright it could be seen in Croatia, Italy and Austria. The small space rock entered the atmosphere above the northern Balklandas at 10.34 AM local time, with thousands witnessing the event.



Fireball shock: Watch as meteor burns bright over Florida in stunning video

Residents of Florida were treated to an astronomical phenomenon as a bright fireball lit up the skies of the Sunshine State. The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received tens of reports as witnesses flocked to the group to reveal their sighting. One person, Paris, wrote on the IMO: "IT WAS SO COOL!!!

Fireball video: Huge fireball shoots over Europe 'I thought it was going to strike'

A HUGE fireball was spotted in the skies over northern Europe, with the blast big enough to be seen from the UK all the way to Germany and captured on video with some claiming that it "looked like it was going to strike".

Mystery as 'big flaming object' spirals through UK sky for '20 minutes'

A "VERY big flaming object" was spotted spiralling through the sky in Cambridgeshire this week - leaving onlookers dumbfounded. Gerry Underwood, 55, spotted the mysterious flaming object at around 8pm on Wednesday from outside his canal boat in Stretham, Cambs. He said: "It looked like a very thick chemtrail to start with.

Meteor hits Earth, creates bright fireball event in new security camera video

The security camera of a home in the US accidentally captured a meteor falling from the sky as a bright fireball. Based on the appearance of the fiery object, it was most likely caused by a small asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere. The latest fireball incident was monitored by the American Meteor Society (AMS).


Technically, my own prediction (as I said, posted in May 2019 and again in November 2019), was properly fulfilled by the two huge fireballs seen over Puerto Rico during the 5.1 magnitude earthquake, and three other temblors, in late December 2019 and early January 2020. Those events virtually match my January 5, 2020 projected date.

Still, apparently, and unknown to me and most people, an asteroid larger than Chelyabinsk was tracked over the United States in December 2018 and it impacted in the Bering Strait. Only astronomers detected and witnessed the event:


NASA Reports Undetected Asteroid Explosion in Upper Atmosphere - ExtremeTech

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last December, the Earth got a Christmas present we weren't even aware of. The second-most powerful asteroid detonation in 30 years struck on December 18, when a bolide exploded over the Bering Sea.


Had it struck a populated area, it would have been much worse than what happened in Russia in 2013.

Which brings us to the prophecy of the doom asteroid that may coincide with the resignation of Pope Francis. He has reigned for seven years only to find his universal flock ravaged by plague and war ... thus it may be that he will reign for seven more, fulfilling the prophecy in 2027 rather than in 2020.


We await the Seventh Rock of the Apocalypse on June 6, 2027.


Doomday asteroid may end Vatican Reign and much of the planet


Asteroid warning: Space rock comparable to dinosaur killer is heading Earth's way

The asteroid known as 1990 MU is currently completing another orbit of the Sun, and in 2027 it could come perilously close to Earth. Asteroid 1990 MU is between 4-9 kilometres in diameter and on June 6 2027, it is set to come within 0.03 AU - astronomical unit.

End of the world: Pope's vision for final days revealed as doomsday prophecy 'fulfilled'

The basis of the claims come from the predictions of Saint Malachy, the Archbishop of Armagh, to whom several miracles were attributed to in the 12th-century. In 1139, Malachy went to Rome from Ireland to give an account of his affairs, when he reportedly received a strange vision about the future, including the names of 112 future popes.


I would point out that there is much CATHOLIC and Nostradamus prophecy that indicates a pope will die approaching a city watered by two rivers, a pope will flee the Vatican when a great star is burning as the brightest object in the entire heavens for seven days and nights, a pope will die during a great schism in the Church, his successor will be a pope who reigns for only seven months, and a "great Pontiff" will enter France and Italy with one known as "the great Monarch" after 25 months of intense global war. There are others. They obviously can not all be the same pope. Also the "star" is not a comet or an asteroid. Comets do not look like stars and burn. An asteroid is not visible for long enough to be seen as a stationary object like a bright star for seven days and nights. It either passes by and overhead or ... it is the last thing you will ever see.

Thus, as I said, Malachy has been misinterpreted because nine of his mottos/legends were applied to antipopes. This is why Francis is not the last pope, Peter of Rome.

But he could still be a Pope of the Apocalypse.

We must also bear in mind that astronomers were very concerned that the star Betelgeuse was about to become a supernova. Even though it has stopped dimming, it does not mean it will not explode and become the star of prophecy, perhaps this year, at a time when this pope, or another, flees Rome. It will definitely be the brightest object in the heavens aside from the sun.

Concita González, one of the four girls who saw the Virgin Mary at Garabandal during the period 1961-1965, stipulated that the keyword or name linked to the celestial phenomeon known as The Warning would start with the letter "A." Oddly enough, Comet Atlas would have fit that prophecy perfectly. However, Atlas is breaking up and will not be visible as the great comet it could have been.



Pope Francis waves to the crowd Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.46 ~

Par chapeaux rouges querelles & nouveaux schismes,
Quand on aura esleu le Sabinois:
On produira contre lui grans sophismes,
Et sera Rome lesse par Albanois.

By red hats & quarrels, new schisms
When the Sabine will have been elected:
They will produce great sophism against him,
And Rome will be injured by Alba
(Scotland or Alba near Piedmont in NW Italy).

There were indeed quarrels and new schisms, little schisms, when Pope Francis was elected. Most memorable of these was the resignation of Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the Scottish Catholic Church, during a sex scandal. However, more recently something much bigger has taken shape, a great sophism by the Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI:


The Two Popes' Rivalry Explodes Into Public With Dispute Over Celibacy Rules

Pope Emeritus Benedict, by all accounts aged and ailing, was dragged into a controversy last week over his alleged "coauthorship" of a book defending priestly celibacy. The timing of the book's publication sparked renewed concerns about a brewing battle between the two living popes, given that Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, is due to publish a document any day now that seeks to make exceptions to the celibacy rule.

Pope Benedict 'plotting downfall of Pope Francis' in bombshell Vatican coup - New York Times Post

Many cite Benedict as one of the key traditionalists within the Catholic church is pushing against Francis' wish to allow sweeping changes at the Vatican in order to appeal to today's worshippers. Expert Lynda Telford, author of 'Women in the Vatican: Female Power in a Male World', argues that Francis has wanted to continue the ...

Ex-pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to silence him

The former pope Benedict XVI has accused opponents of wanting to silence him, while associating gay marriage with the Antichrist and attacking humanist ideologies in an authorised biography published in Germany. The 93-year-old, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, said in Benedict XVI - A Life he had fallen victim to a "malignant distortion of reality" in reactions to his interventions in theological debates.

Pope Benedict's 'fury' with Pope Francis over holy water gaffe exposed

Expert Lynda Telford believes Pope Benedict and other "won't like'' the fact he made the passing comment amid concerns Benedict is making Vatican hardliners Francis ' life a "misery".


There have been warnings of possible Schism in the Catholic Church since September of last year: the German schism which never materialized, that the pope was provoking a schism by calling forthe Amazon Synod (which was succcessfully conducted), and that Francis was conducting an internal schism. Naught came from any of this, but the rivalry between Francis and Benedict was highly unanticipated. and nothing more danngerous would be the former pope launching a schism against Francis. Such a schism would become a "Great Schism."

In addition Concita González warned that an important synod would precede The Warning. Was the Amazon Synod the one she predicted?

This could be very bad as another prophecy by Nostradamus indicates that when a Great Schism is in full swing, Pope Francis will no longer be pope, but another elected from France.



People watch the new pope's introduction Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.49 ~

Nul de l'Espaigne mais de l'antique France
Ne sera esleu pour le tremblant nacelle,
A l'ennemi sera saicte fiance,
Qui dans son regne sera peste cruelle.

Not from Spain but from ancient France
Will be the one elected for the trembling ship,
To the enemy will be made a trust,
In whose reign will be a cruel plague.


When Nostradamus mentions a "trembling ship" in his quatrains and its pope, he is referring to a time when the Church is in danger of breaking up (schism) or being terribly troubled and its very existence threatened by world events. According to the French prophet, when this state of affairs reaches its most critical point, the Pope from Spain (or Latin America) will no longer be in power and a French pope shall be elected.


Putin touts Russia's relationship with Italy during visit to Rome, meeting with Pope

ROME - Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized historically strong ties with Italy before starting a one-day visit Thursday to Rome that includes a meeting with Pope Francis. Putin said in an interview published in Corriere della Sera that "we have a special relationship, tested by time, with Italy," and he welcomed the populist government's position that EU sanctions against Russia should be lifted.

Pope goes on Roman walkabout, prays for end to pandemic

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis left the Vatican to make a surprise visit Sunday to two churches in Rome to pray for the end of the coronavirus pandemic - a move that came even as Italian health authorities insisted people stay home as much as possible to limit contagion in the heart of Europe's outbreak.

It appears that COVID-19 is "the cruel plague" that began during the reign of Pope Francis and will still in be horrible progress at the time the next pope ... from "ancient France" ... is elected. We must be careful here because it is possible a worse pandemic will arise in the aftermath of COVID-19 (if there is an aftermath) ... such as Ebola. I keep harping about Ebola because a number of quatrains associate the plague with blood and bleeding, the hallmark of the the disease. Also, Nostradamus mentions a plague he called "the African pestilence."

The "enemy" is likely Russia as "The East" (Eastern Europe) is so often implicated in a mass military invasion of Central and Western Europe (World War III) in many European and Catholic prophecies.

One can only hope the controversy between Benedict and Francis will simmer and then fade away. If it does not and grows increasingly contentious, the days of Pope Francis are numbered.



People watch the new pope's introduction

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de lŕ cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of approaching,
The city that two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.


Should Pope Francis, or any future pope, choose to venture into the Mesopotamian "land between two rivers," then I must always revert to the original premise of the main page when it was created in May 1999 to warn the late Pope John Paul II of possible assassination if he visited Iraq. At that time, my website was located at the now long gone web host known as GeoCities.

In 2019, in the apparent aftermath of ISIS being driven out of Iraq and the Syrian Civil War winding down, it definitely appeared that a papal visit to Iraq was a certainty:


Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 | DW | 10.06.2019

Pope Francis spoke about the Middle East during a Pentecost Monday audience at the Vatican, part of the pontiff's push to strengthen interfaith dialogue. Francis said he would like to visit Iraq next year, having recently returned from the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, during a talk with representatives from charity organizations that serve Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Planned Papal Visit to Iraq Could Boost Country's Christians - The Media Line

Pope Francis's planned visit to Iraq could provide a "boost of confidence" to encourage rebuilding the country's dwindling Christian population, human rights groups say. On June 10, Francis announced he hoped to visit the war-torn country next year, which would mark the first-ever papal trip there.

Pope Francis wishes to travel to Iraq in 2020 - Vatican News

Receiving members of the 92nd Plenary Session of ROACO, the Reunion of Aid Agencies that provides aid to the Oriental Catholic Churches, Pope Francis reveals it is his wish to travel to Iraq in the coming year. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis said on Monday he "thinks constantly of Iraq", where he wishes to travel in the coming year.

Iraq could be Francis's shot at 'most important papal trip of all time'

ROME - Within just the last few days, two senior Catholic prelates from Iraq have referred to plans for Pope Francis to visit the country next year as, essentially, a done deal. Of course, this is the Middle East we're talking about, where the best-laid plans go to die. St.


Of course, just the opposite was happening: ISIS was regrouping, and new wars emerged in the ashes of Syria: the Israel-Iran Conflict, largely an air war between Israel and Iranian forces stationed in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Golan and an escalation of the Saudi-Iranian proxy war in Yemen. The latter has led to missile attacks on Saudi oil fields from Yemen, Iran, and Iraq, naval attacks in the Persian Gulf, and new dangerous encounters between Iran and the United States (the ongoing 2019–20 Persian Gulf crisis). At times the Israel-Iran conflict has taken on the features of an Israeli-Syrian War, and Iran has recruited Hezbollah in Lebanon and Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Gaza to attack Israel. A third highly dangerous confrontation has emerged in the region between Russia and Turkey, now in a state of ceasefire at this time. Added to this new and often violent civil unrest in Iraq (the 2019–20 Iraqi protests), new battles between re-introduced US forces and Iraqi militants, including the attack on the United States embassy in Baghdad.

Eventually, it was clear that a trip to Iraq was out of the question:


Trip to Iraq This Year Off, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis indicated on Wednesday he would not be visiting Iraq this year as he had hoped to do. His improvised comments to a group of visiting Iraqis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square were his clearest yet that the potentially dangerous trip had been indefinitely postponed.

Pope Francis prays for Iraqis as Vatican confirms no papal visit in 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the people of Iraq, and repeated his desire to visit the country. Speaking to pilgrims from the Middle East during his general audience address, the pope gave a special welcome to people from Iraq, who he said were present in a "nice group."


So, safe for now, nevertheless Pope Francis is quite determined to visit Iraq one day. All indications are that will be perpetually dangerous.

One very dangerous period for any papal trip, including one to Iraq, is May 2023 ... the 42nd anniverary of the attempted assassination and wounding of Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981. That occurred in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, which means the pope need not even travel to be in danger in 2023.

Note however that May 2023 will occur when the roses will bloom.

Also, we must always consider the alternative to Iraq, the "land between two rivers": any country with a major city watered by two rivers. There are a number of them, any of which could be deadly. The Third Secret of Fatima, and its prophecy of The Bishop Dressed in White, does not specify a city and two rivers as being dangerous, but a great city half-destroyed with nearby a mountain with a great cross overlooking it:

"... a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions."

There are other dangers to the papacy and to Francis himself that are not going to vanish any time soon.



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