Pope–Petrus Romanus–Francis Has Only a Few Years to Live?

The Arutz Sheva Israel National News is reporting that Pope Francis has only a few years to live and may retire like his predecessor Benedict.  If he steps down, then I will be the first to say the Prophecy of the Popes was wrong. People who read Petrus Romanus carefully are aware I have always been tentative, for it to be fulfilled Rome should be destroyed. If Pope Frank steps down and Rome is fine, the prophecy of the popes is undone. I have always maintained a wait and see position, my argument has been that past fulfillment compelled me to not dismiss it. I will dismiss it if this pope retires uneventfully. However, it could also mean that 2016 will mark its culmination, the jury is still out.


Pope Francis: I Only Have 2-3 More Years to Live

Pope Francis believes that he still has a maximum of three years left to live, he told reporters Monday, and indicated that he is considering early retirement.

“Another two or three years, and God will take me,” Francis said, speaking to reporters on his way back to the Vatican from South Korea. According to reporters on the plane, the pope was generally in high spirits despite the grim prediction.



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  1. Bob says:

    Don’t give up so easily Cris. Many of us are looking for the return of the Lord in three years…

  2. Mark says:

    Obviously no one can argue with your attitude of caution, Cris. But this is huge news from Pope Francis. What do you really think it portends? is he giving us a signal he wants out of his predicament? Or is it confirmation that time is really short? Surely you have a gut reaction to this news…but I understand if you want to exercise a bit of caution here. ha It’s all getting a bit crazy is it not?

  3. Faye Rod says:

    I would like to know if this is a medical verdict or a does the Pope claim a spiritual revelation regarding his life expectancy.

  4. Sarah says:

    There are a few good reason to think that the prophecy of the Popes is a forgery http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-prophecy-of-st.-malachy

  5. Daily Warrior says:

    Curve ball coming: Yes, Francis is on his way out very soon … via an attack on the Vatican. Benedict “Hidden From The World” XVI will miraculously survive and return with renewed “energy.” So Joseph Ratzinger – the one born to Joseph and Mary in an inn (Maktl am Inn, Bavaria), and “died” (to become “Benedict XVI”) on Passover — will be the last pope!

    • hopeful_watcher says:

      Is this speculation or based off revelation? I always felt that Cardinal Francis Arinze would take a pivotal role in the papacy at some point, but God only knows.

  6. Michael Sean says:

    As an ex catholic I have been aware of the Malachy pophecy for a while. However I have also had suspicion as to its authenticity.

    I don’t feel that the Catholic chuch is going to be that big a player in the last days. Like the UN I think that it is an institute that much is expected of, yet is drastically sliding into insignificance. I was brought up in an Irish catholic community in England. Nearly all of those people and families I was brought up with have either drifted away from the church, or lost interest in religion altogether. The Roman catholic church in the UK (as small as it was) is being kept alive by the elderly, and Polish immigrants who are untainted by the sex scandals and brutality that happened in Ireland and here.

    One other thing or person who I have some suspicion about is Father Malachi Martin. I have no doubt that Satan has great influence firmly entrenched in Rome, but I also think that Malachi Martin could have been part of that. There was something about him, and his revelations, that sets of alarm bells with me. I also once heard an interview where he refered to Satan as “our friend” which he corrected to “our adversary” in a very purposeful manner, as if he had said it before, almost rehersed.

    I feel that where ever the false prophet of the beast comes from, it will be from a position that conncects with more people than the Catholic church currently does, possibly a secular position, or a new age one.

    • Joseph D'Hippolito says:

      Michael Sean, is it possible that Martin was being sarcastic when he called Satan, “our friend,” or maybe just misspoke accidentally?

      Besides, given how old Pope Francis is, it would only be logical for him to assume that he only has “two or three years” left.

      I’m also somebody who left the Catholic Church, and I agree that it won’t play much of a role in the last days. Most of institutionalized Christianity, I believe, has become morally irrelevant because of its obsession with th eneed to be intellectually fashionable. Nevertheless, I sometimes believe we over-think too much and don’t take things at face value that need to be taken at face value.

  7. I belive mi self in Jesus Christ an hi is mi Ching and mi saiver , but about the pope Francis his not from god ok Guys but the profesy from the bible mast bi fofild his not a profet or peace maicker ok please anderstand the bible ward ok and reed det and you will see yet ok god bless the yeart

  8. Paul says:

    “Another two or three years, and God will take me,” Francis said

    …Simply an attempt to appear modest, methinks. It goes along with the rest of his act.

    I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  9. Hi Cris. If you have not yet seen this, I thought you would be very interested in it. Shimon Peres states that Pope Francis “was the only world figure respected enough to bring an end to the wars raging in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world” and proposes a UN for religions (the “United Religions”) to the Pope.


  10. Eric says:

    Hello Cris,

    You know…don’t sweat it! I wouldn’t worry about it. The way I see it, Cris, is both your and Doc Marquis’ assessment are correct regarding the final pope, however, I will qualify my answer. I do not know the exact details surrounding the “line” or genealogy (what not) of the prophecy of the popes but, it is my opinion the present Pope (i.e., Pope Francis) may very well be the final pope as we know it (i.e., 112) or how it has been commenced, at least, for lack of a better world. Whether Francis’ words are a true confession (no pun intended) or an elaborate ruse to get Pope Francis out, I cannot say. But, nevertheless, it may be the significance of the occultic number — 13 — that may bring things to light. That is to say, next in line — Pope 113. I do not know. That is my two cents. But I do know both the importance and significance this number brings to an occultic-Satanic system and its preludes to a Masonic savior (anti-Christ). So, in that sense you (i.e., St. Malachy) are correct in that Pope Francis may very well be the final pope and the end of religious and institutionalized Catholicism as we both know and understand it (i.e., global religion, et. al.). That is, of course, before the real tribulation begins, perhaps. All I can say is, I know the Lord’s return is very close at hand as I feel it in my bones. The next 1-4 years and how it will all play out will be very, very interesting (if the Lord tarries as only the Lord knows how long). Continue to look up as our redemption draws nigh indeed! God bless you, Cris.

    — Eric

    • Eric says:

      Just a correction of my response to Cris as the sentence should read, “for lack of a better ‘word’ ” not world where it says, “….or how it has been commenced, at least, for lack of a better world.” My bad. Just in the event a wandering New Age utopian or Postmodern globalist gets a different idea and reads otherwise (or misreads, in this case) into my typo. My bad.

      — Eric

      • Joseph D'Hippolito says:

        Eric, we post-modern globalists and New Age utopians salute you! 😉

        • Eric says:

          Hello New Age utopian and Postmodern globalist Joseph D’Hippolito,

          No, No…thank you…but, yes, I say what I mean and mean what I say at face value as needs be indeed!

          — Eric

  11. musivick says:

    Francis likely has life until February-March 2019…
    which will be 3 1/2 years after the 4th horsemen of the Apocalypse rides forth…
    the 4th horseman, ‘Death’, goes forth at the same time as the heavenly sign of this tetrads’ 4th blood moon in Sept 2015

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