Jesuitical commentators on the “Prophecy of the Popes,” also known as the St. Malachy Prophecy, typically pooh-pooh the subject. They generally say a Benedictine monk named Arnold Wion had first published the cryptic writings of Saint Malachy, a 12th‑century Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, in 1595 and are skeptical about the predictions becoming vague for the years after 1595.
But if you ignore the top ranked search listings and dig more deeply, you will find the controversy is not so cut-and-dried. For example Pope John XXIII, who reigned 1958-1963, definitely falls in the post-1595 category. He, predicted Malachy, would be “Pastor et Nauta” (“Pastor and sailor”). Pope John XXIII was the Patriarch of Venice, famous for its canals.
Pope John Paul I, sometimes called “the smiling Pope”, also is post-1595. He, predicted Malachy, would be “De Medietate Lanae” (“from the half moon”). He became pope on August 26, 1978, when the moon appeared exactly half full. It was in its waning phase. He died (some say from poison) the following month, soon after an eclipse of the moon.
The Prophecies of St. Malachy was published in 1820 by a Catholic Publishing House. The 1820 printing listed 112 popes, whereas Malachy had originally seemed to list 111 popes. Hence the controversy over the prediction of “Peter the Roman” as the final pope. Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), the now-retired “Pope Emeritus”, is number 111 in the original prophecies: “The Glory of the Olive.” Pope Benedict XVI chose the name of Benedict, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, which also is known as the Olivetans. (Acknowledgement for the above information to “Malachy’s Prophecies – The Last 10 Popes”, http://www.bibleprobe.com/last10popes.htm)
Theory: In December 2012, at the close of the Mayan calendar baktun cycle, Pope Benedict XVI was forced out by the Jesuits. (Pope Benedict did not disclose his startling retirement until later, on February 11, 2013.) Beyond the disclosed retirement, the actual coup d’etat in the Vatican was divinely disclosed when lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 11 – the same day Pope Benedict XVI made public what was his ouster, disguised as a resignation.
The Jesuits never forget nor forgive. Abraham Lincoln found this out subsequently to his defense of Rev. Charles Chiniquy circa 1855 in Urbana, Illinois. (Background: “Controversial Claims of Charles Chiniquy”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 18, 2013.)
The long memory of the Jesuits even extends back to 1773, when Pope Clement XIV annulled and extinguished the scheming order. Soon thereafter, in 1776, Adam Weishaupt, a Jesuit, founded the Illuminati. Adam Weishaupt, among other things, wanted to destroy the Catholic Church. (Background: “Jesuits and the Illuminati”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 20, 2013)
The legitimate, heavenly-approved pope was to have been “Peter the Roman”, as foreseen by St. Malachy. Instead there was a coup d’etat in the Vatican and an imposter Jesuit (Illuminati) pope, calling himself “Pope Francis (Xavier)” was installed upon the Throne of St. Peter. In exile now is the true pope, Cardinal Peter Turkson (“Peter the Roman”, image at top.)
But this is only a theory.