24 December 2009

pope got knocked down

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nbc news just reported with video tape of how some mentally defective person rushed and knocked to the ground pope benedict as he was making his way inside the basilica for midnight mass.

the video showed that the pope got up and carried on.

while we're certainly glad that the pope wasnt seriously hurt and was able to carry on his duty, in these times we cant help but remember the prophecy of st. malachy concerning the popes.

according to the prophecy about the pope to follow benedict xvi it says:
In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.
In 1139 St. Malachy went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbé Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. ~ source Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition