Many years ago, I recall happening upon a book about St. Malachy and his prophecy of the popes. Malachy’s cryptic list haunted me, because it had a very definite end. The final pope in his list was to be a harbinger of not only the end of the papal system, but the end of everything. Knowing little to nothing about the papal system at that time, I managed to put the creepy prophecy out of my head, until earlier this year when I heard about Petrus Romanus.
Cris Putnam and Tom Horn have written an exhaustive book that explores St. Malachy’s prophecy, and what it reveals may change the way you look at the Vatican and the men who inhabit those famous halls. Within their book Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, Putnam and Horn unravel the secrets hidden in history, prophecy, and an ancient religious order that may uncover more about our future than our past.