St Malachy’s Medieval Prophecy Claims Pope Francis is the Final Pope

Statue of Saint Malachy

Statue of Saint Malachy

An 876 year old prophecy claims Pope Francis is the final Pope who will reign during a time of great trouble and the destruction of Rome.

The prophecy appears to have credibility because the man who gave it also gave prophecies for every Pope from 1139 to today, a total of 112 Popes. Historians have found his words for previous Popes were accurate. Also adding to his credibility are the facts that Malachy was known to have performed supernatural miracles and was the first Irish saint to be canonized by a Pope.

In 1139 this Irish monk, Malachy of Armagh, was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II. Innocent II was the 164th Pope and reigned from 1130-1143. While in Rome Malachy experienced a divine vision of the future Popes. He fell into a trance and throughout the night spoke Latin phrases describing facts about the reign of each of the remaining Popes. His phrases were recorded and passed down through the generations.

According to the records of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is the 266th Pope to succeed the Apostle Peter, who they believe was the first Pope. However, since Malachy’s list started in 1139 he only received prophetic words for the remaining Popes so his list shows Pope Francis as the 112th Pope.

Malachy not only predicted the number of Popes remaining before the end, but also accurately predicted who they would be by identifying unique facts about each one, such as their birthplaces, family names, personal arms, and their pre-papal titles.

For example, regarding the 104th Pope, Benedict XV, who reigned from 1914-1922, Malachy wrote, “religion depopulated.” During his reign millions of Christians were killed during World War 1 and 200 million people left the Russian Orthodox Church to join the communist party during the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

Another example is the 110th Pope, John Paul II, who reigned from 1978-2005. Malachy wrote about him, “the sun’s labor for eclipse”. John Paul II was born in 1920 on the day of a total solar eclipse. Then after his death John Paul II was buried on the same day as another solar eclipse.

Malachy wrote the following prophecy about the 112th Pope, which is Pope Francis.

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.”

The reference to Peter the Roman could apply to any Pope because Catholics believe the papacy began with the Apostle Peter, so every Pope has functioned in the office of Peter. Also, all Popes have been based in Rome. However, the name has unique applications to Pope Francis for three reasons.

  1. He took his name from Saint Francis of Assisi who was born with the name Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone. The last part of his name literally means Peter the Roman. Amazingly, Saint Francis of Assisi prophesied the last Pope will be a deceiver, a destroyer who through his words will mislead the world into following the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. In Feb 2013, Pope Francis became the first Pope to receive an official seat in the hall of the Last Supper, which is also called the Upper Room, in Jerusalem. This hall is believed to be the site where Jesus ate the Last Supper (Mark 15:15) and where Peter along with the other disciples were gathered together on the day of Pentecost. This agreement gives Pope Francis special authority over the second floor of the building so Christian pilgrims can use the facility to celebrate religious functions. This makes Pope Francis the first Pope to reclaim authority over the same facilities used by Peter and the other disciples. This was the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic Church to regain stewardship over the place where Jesus and His disciples are believed to have had the last supper. The Catholic Church has long pursued control over part of Mount Zion. After nearly 2,000 years it is finally beginning to happen.
  3. Although Pope Francis has lived most of his life in Argentina, both of his parents were born in Italy. So he was born into an Italian family, which means he could be correctly called a Roman.

The other parts of Malachy’s prophecy are even more amazing because he saw the reign of Pope Francis would be a time of many tribulations including the destruction of Rome. Furthermore, he saw that the 112th Pope would be the final Pope. Then the Lord will judge His people. After that comes the end.

The time of great trouble is consistent with Bible prophecies of the tribulation period and great tribulation period in the last days. The destruction of Rome is not specifically identified in Bible prophecies, but it is consistent with the scriptures because the closer we get to the end the more the focus shifts to Jerusalem as the center of everything happening on the earth. The antichrist and false prophet will not rule from the traditional control centers like Rome, Washington DC, or London. Those cities could all be destroyed because they will reign from Jerusalem.

Malachy’s prophecy is also consistent with a prophetic vision received by Terry Bennett in which he saw the formation of a one-world religion during the seven year period from 2022-2028. When that happens there would be no more need for a Pope because the Catholic Church would be merged into the one-world religion. Details about that vision are shared in my previous post, “Terry Bennett: You Will See 666.”

Considering that Pope Francis is already 78 years old and has only one lung it appears we are getting very close to the last of the last days.


James Bailey

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  1. Old story ….

    • I know it is an old story, but I wanted to dig into it further to document the whole prophecy, not just the fact that Francis is the last Pope, and also examples of how his prophecies for other Popes have been fulfilled. I did not know his prophecy included tribulation in the world and the destruction of Rome.

      • Point 2 from your article: In Feb 2013, Pope Francis became the first Pope to receive an official seat in the hall of the Last Supper, , which is also called the Upper Room, in Jerusalem.- James Bailey. Did you realize that the Pope’s seat in the Upper Room, is also the throne over David’s Tomb? Do you see what that means, symbolically? Of Jesus, who is the greater David, and another would elevate himself, that one known as the Vicar of Christ, the very voice of God on earth? It is the place of the Last Passover, and the place that the Holy Spirit fell at Pentecost. Do you see the unreadable message? It is as if to say that the anointing of this Pope comes from the Holy Spirit, and that his chair is above David, and risen over him. Seriously. That is the unspoken message.

  2. Pope mentioned the other day he only expects to be around 5 years, or maybe 2 or 3?
    I believe you mentioned in a NWO no Pope would exist? Did I get that right? I hadn’t thought of that scenario?

    • When the second beast succeeds in establishing a one-world government there will no longer be any need for the Catholic Church or any other church because those who refuse to join the one-world government will be hunted down and killed.

  3. Ok, I see where you are coming from? Since the NWO has established its own one world religion, then no Pope will be needed. However, if the Pope is the false prophet, then he will likely be on board this new one world religion, thus the NWO. BTW: did you do a google search on “Michele Obama is a man” or “Michele Obama is Michael Robinson”? I do not believe there are any pictures of “Michele” being pregnant, nor do the 2 adopted daughters have birth certificates as far as I know? The Obama sham Presidency ranks right up there with the JFK assassination as far as conspiracies coming to pass and remaining hidden. Hopefully this ploy will be exposed.

    • I searched google images and found lots of photos of her as a child and teenager. The photos look exactly like her and would be very hard to fabricate. So I believe she is a legitimate female, not a transgender. There are enough other issues to pursue regarding Obama. I see no reason to pursue this one any further.

  4. This prophecy has Catholics concerned. Alot of the USA bishops are at odds with the new popes liberation theology. Vatican insiders like Malachi Martin issued strong warnings until he passed away. He warned of rising occult and even a black mass (satanistm). The thought hit me= what if the Nazis were able to escape to South America= and Francis was among them? Or mentored among them. Conspiratorial but remains possible. Real remarkeable word (St Malachy), thanks for covering.

    • That’s an interesting thought!

    • They did “escape”, actually the U.S. Government assisted the Nazi Scientists with relocation to the United States so they could continue their experimentation. “Operation Paperclip” is what that relocation was coded: In addition, MK Ultra Mind control techniques, DNA manipulation, occult practices and fallen angel technology were developed out of the Nazi scientists continued experimentation on U.S. soil. (When you dig and dig . . . it gets even more murky. . more demonic and more proof of the “why” the United States is under judgment as “Mystery Babylon”)

    • Isn’t it amazing to see these two names together? Martin Malachi and St Malachy? Every time I see them together like this I am prompted to read the Book of Malachi.

  5. Oh, Brother, I just posted elsewhere another what if? Yes, it is possible. I learned from my heritage was that they brought in Jews out of Germany until they could get settled after the war. Many went to South America. Along with the victims, the perpetrators also went. Sadly, not only there but here in the states the Nazi regime scientists came to the states. Not only that they were placed in high level positions in all disciplines that run the country, and have hidden identity. People forget in a generation.

  6. Yes its possible. If 1000 were hired by usa then its no stretch. Looks like conservative pope Benedict was threatened= had to get out fast. Thanks karen an james. Here is a link its on newsmax to.

  7. j.m. senin says:

    Thanks Linda. In many ways i do not blame folks for ignoring these facts, but its really part of the roadmap “how the world ended up here in 2015”. People do not want to believe Jesus description in John 3 or Paul in Romans 1, 1 Tim 4 an 2 Tim 3. People have a “better than” view of history…than God does. Its going to be costly, catch up.thanks all for sharing.

  8. j.m. senin says:

    Alot of Christians have a “better view” of history/current events than God. Its His story and He is going to get us aligned with His program. His way is best. This is also why many leaders avoid these Scriptures entirely. (at their own peril). History is going Gods direction, we need to get on His side. Ignoring truth won’t help. God is gracious many are waking up and saying “yes Lord.”

  9. Said St. Ambrose ‘”Where there is Peter there is the Church.”. Now to the Prophecy of St. Malachi to the last Pope ‘Peter the Roman” (It should be noted that in the history of the Catholic Church(The Roman Church)
    no Pope ever took the Official title as Peter due respect) To the Prophecy was witnessed St. Peter himself in the Spirit leading the Church, testing for the Two Commandments to identifying the sheep unto the words of the Prophecy ‘He will tend to his flock through the tribulations” says much. Now to the prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi where Christ will send the destroyer Pope is the present day church by the Pope. The Apostasy.

  10. The prophecy states he will “lead” his flock through many tribulations,meaning many rough times.A bad shepherd does not lead his flock through rough times,he runs!. So we know he is a good shepherd and willing to step up and do whats right when no one else will at a time when no one wants the job and when Rome and the church will be being destroyed,nothing sounds bad about this guy except he might not be a Cardinal,a priest or Bishop just a guy that is called to do the right thing when it’s needed.

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