There is lots to consider. What is on everyone’s mind is the prophecy of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich regarding the pope leaving Rome and its consequences:
Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
October 1, 1820
“The Church is in great danger. We must pray so that the Pope may not leave Rome; countless evils would result if he did. They are now demanding something from him. The Protestant doctrine and that of the schismatic Greeks are to spread everywhere. I now see that in this place (Rome) the (Catholic) Church is being so cleverly undermined, that there hardly remain a hundred or so priests who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, even the clergy. A great devastation is now near at hand.”
“In those days Faith will fall very low and it will be preserved in some places only.”
“The Little Black Man in Rome, whom I see so often, has many working for him without their clearly knowing for what end. He has his agents in the New Black Church also.If the Pope leaves Rome, the enemies of the Church will get the upper hand. I see the Little Black Man in his own country committing many thefts and falsifying things generally. Religion is there so skillfully undermined and stifled that there are scarcely 100 faithful priests. I cannot say how it is, but I see fog and darkness increasing … All must be rebuilt soon; for everyone, even ecclesiastics, are laboring to destroy (and) ruin is at hand. The 2 enemies of the Church who have lost their accomplice are firmly resolved to destroy the pious and learned men that stand in their way…”
N.b. The Jesuits wear black. The head of the Jesuits is referred to as the ”black pope”. Pope Francis is a Jesuit.
Also Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi: early 1800’S
“Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred. Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy Father shall be obliged to leave Rome.”
and here is the prophecy of Pope Pius X:
where he states that the “forced to flee” pope-martyr (also described by Sister Lucia of Fatima as the pope in white who will be killed) will have his name… Giuseppe = Joseph. This could only be Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI:
” In 1909, during an audience for the general chapter of the Franciscan Order, Pope Pius X suddenly fell into a trance. The audience waited in reverent silence. When he awoke, the Pope cried out:
“What I see is terrifying! Will it be myself? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the Pope will quit Rome, and in leaving the Vatican he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests. [This was precisely the vision sister Lucia received of the martyr pope dressed in white!] “Do not tell anyone this while I am alive.”
Just prior to his death (August 20, 1914), Pope Pius X had another vision:
“I have seen one of my successors, of the same name, who was fleeing over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite he will die a cruel death.
“Respect for God has disappeared from human hearts. They wish to efface even God’s memory. This perversity is nothing less than the beginning of the last days of the world.”
and Pope Benedict himself at His Inaugural Address (2013)
“Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves”.
and St Paul in Thessalonians 2: 6-8
6 And now you know what has been restraining him [from being revealed], that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity already works,only he who now restrains does so, until he is taken out of the way. 8 And then that Wicked One shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of His mouth…
“J.M.J. The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fátima, on 13 July 1917.
“… And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a bishop dressed in white ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father.’
“Other bishops, priests, men and women religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big cross of roughhewn trunks as of a cork tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other bishops, priests, men and women religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the cross there were two angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.”
The events at this time do not seem to fit in with the whole prophecy as decriberd by Our lady at Fatima. There is a “bishop dressed in white” as well as “the Holy Father”. The latter was in a city in ruins (could this be Rome? or some other place ?)
These things are all foretold and must happen. But it does not seem to be the way we would expect. Only God knows.
Does Pope Benedict still have enough strength left to return to Rome and then again flee? ( it does not seem to be)
What about stumbling over the dead bodies of priests – is this figurative or in real time? ( Our Lady of Fatima and Pope Pius X)
Is the False Prophet glad that he is out of Rome, so the spiritual wall that is preventing evil will be demolished, so that the false Prophet can continue with what is planned? (St Paul and B. Anne Catherine Emmerich)
The seminary in Germany does not seem like a “hiding place” ( Pope Pius X
What part does the letter play that Pope Benedict has written and which is to be read after his death?
The only thing for us, is to wait and see. Most of all, we must PRAY!!!
Breaking: Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican for Germany
- Latest on Pope Benedict XVI in Germany
- The Fake narrative which is already falling apart: Why is Benedict in Germany?
Pope Benedict XVI has been exiled
Papal Nuncio in Germany to visit Pope Benedict XVI
The end result as foretold by Fr. Joseph Ratzinger in 1969:
“…But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.
And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith. It may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but it will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.”