[Pope John-Paul II was still on Saint Peter’s throne when Guy Breton wrote this text, so his comments on the Pope’s then unknown successor do not take Benedict’s XVI’s election into account.]
After John-Paul II, the Saint Malachie prophecy mentions only two more Popes. And only the first has been given a motto. He is designated by these words: De gloria olivae (The glory of the olive tree). It can be inferred, the olive tree being the symbol of peace, that this Pope, coming after a very agitated period filled with wars, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and possibly atomic explosions, will be a Pope of peace.
However, his pontificate will doubtless only correspond, for Humanity, to a last moment of respite before the final catastrophe…
The last Pope will close the cycle, for he will take the name of Saint Peter. The Saint Malachie prophecy calls him Petrus Romanus… So, if Saint Malachie is to be believed, Humanity appears to be nearing its end, for the prediction closes with this grandiose but frightening vision:
“At the time of the supreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, Peter of Rome will be seated on the pontifical throne. He will lead the flock through multiple tribulations. After which, the City of the Seven Hills (Rome) will be destroyed and the redoubtable judge will come to judge men…”
[Guy Breton then proceeds to calculate when this will occur.]
If we admit that the average length of a pontificate is ten years, the calculation is easy. John-Paul II was elected in 1978, so we can situate Peter of Rome’s reign – and therefore the end of the world – around the year 2000… which would rather curiously correspond to other predictions. The chronology of the Great Pyramid does not go beyond 2001 and Nostradamus situates a terrible war in 1999 and – among other things – the destruction of Paris by a people from the East…
It might not be the end of the world, but only that of a world: the world of christianism…
We know that christianism has corresponded, for around two thousand years, to the Pisces era which we have just left. We are now in the Aquarius era; it is probable that a new religion will appear. But the change will not take place without upheaval…
The fact that the prophecy was unknown to Saint Malachie’s contemporaries does not in any way prove that he was not its author. He could very well have not wanted to divulge it during his lifetime.
Arnold de Wyon does not say where he found the prophecy. And this rather pleads in his favour. For, as Andre Maury wrote in an excellent study on our subject, “it would have been easy to say that he had found it in Flanders, in some convent library which had since been destroyed by the Protestants”… As for the mixture of Popes and antipopes…
An antipope is a Pope who is irregularly elected by an ecclesiastical faction or by a political party and is not recognized by the Church. Between the IIIrd and the XVth Centuries, there were thirty-five of them… But in the Saint Malachie prophecy, which concerns the pontiffs having reigned since 1143, there are only ten mottos applying to these antipopes.
This does not prove that the prophecy is a fake. On the contrary. For if Arnold de Wyon had written the prophecy, he would not have committed this confusion, knowing pertinently which were the real and false popes.
There remains the Pope who was elected instead of Arnold de Wyon’s friend, and supposedly gratified with a name which didn’t suit him. Let us say that De antiquitate urbis (Of the antiquity of the town) suited him less well than it suited Cardinal Simoncelli. For the Pope elected in his place, Gregoire XIV, had been Archbishop of Milan, a city founded six centuries before the present era. As Andre Maury says:
“If it isn’t the ancient town, it is at least an ancient town…”
There is one important fact which pleads in favour of Wyon. He didn’t publish the prophecy in 1590, at the moment when it could have served Simoncelli, but five years later, in 1595, that is to say, at an epoch when this text, if it were a fake, would have been of no use and even risked, as Andre Maury says, “making his dishonesty explode in the sight of the whole of Christendom!”…
The Saint Malachie prophecy is probaby real. If not, we must then admit that, if Arnold de Wyon is its author, this Benedictine had a gift of prophecy. How can the extraordinary concordance of the mottos with each of the Popes be otherwise explained?