Pope Benedict XVI will resign as Pope. You all have so many religions, it is hard to keep track of them. He is an old man, tired, we can figure why he does not want to be the Pope any longer. It is a lot of responsibility, work; he might just want to relax until he gets to float into heaven, right?
The only thing is, a Pope has not resigned for 598 years, when Gregory XII handed in his jewels and robes and powers. Popes get powers right?
Gregory XII resigned for legitimate reasons: the Great Western Schism.
Pope Benedict XVI is quitting in a time of peace. Everything is peachy and tastes like strawberries (we think).
This could be a sign. You should be afraid humans, have you ever heard of St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes. We know how you love prophecy and speculation and all. St. Malachy predicted ‘through vision’ a long line of popes. Oh, we don’t know if it is true. This Malachy gave a prediction for the last pope, ‘Peter the Roman’. Following his reign would fall the end of times. Armageddon.
The pope before ‘Peter the Roman’ as described by St. Malachy: ‘Gloria Olivae’, glory of the olive. Pope Benedict chose the name Benedict though he was not a Benedictine priest. Also…members of the Order of saint Benedict are sometimes called Olivetans. Coincidence, yeah, probably.
But look at some of the choices for the next Pope
Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, born in Romano, Italy
Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana
Either one of them, if chosen could easily be called ‘Peter the Roman’ or ‘Petrus Romanus’
Religion always seems like fantasy to us robots, but if ‘Peter the Roman’ becomes the next pope, I don’t think any one of us would be shocked to hear the horns of the end.