Anti-pope Francis is NOT Petrus Romanus (in English Peter the Roman) as prophesied by St. Malachy so many hundreds of years ago.
The final pope prophecy is as follows: “In extreme persecution, in the final persecution of the Holy Roman [Catholic] Church, there will sit Peter the Roman [a pope], who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.”
Notice the emphasized text – pasturing the sheep is only what good popes do. An anti-pope is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and hence cannot truly pasture the sheep. Therefore this anti-pope is not Petrus Romanus, who instead is a good – and final – pope yet to come.
Rather anti-pope Francis is the Biblical False Prophet, for which this site is dedicated to expose.
UPDATE January 2014
Some people incorrectly interpret Maria Divine Mercy’s (MDM) prophecy about Peter the Roman as being literally St. Peter ruling the church from Heaven. That is a heretical interpretation of the prophecy. The prophecy is not wrong, but those who interpret the prophecy as such are mistaken. The dogma of the Church from Vatican Council I (one) says there will always be a pope on earth while the Church exists, which means until the end of the world. The end of the world doesn’t happen until after the end of the 1000 (symbolic number) year New Era (also commonly called the Reign of Peace or Era of Peace, also mentioned at Fatima).
In addition, the indefectibility of the Church indicates the same – no fundamental structure changes can occur in the papacy (nor the proposed doctrinal authority of bishop conferences mentioned in Evangelii Gaudium):
“By this term is signified, not merely that the Church will persist to the end of time, but further, that it will be preserved unimpaired in its essential characteristics. The Church can never undergo any constitutional change, which will make it, as a social organism, something different from what it was originally. It can never become corrupt in faith or in morals; nor can it ever lose the Apostolic hierarchy, or the Sacraments through which Christ communicates grace to men.” (Catholic Encyclopedia)
So how is MDM’s prophecy to be interpreted? Exactly like the Biblical precendent of St. John the Baptist. Recall that St. John was called (like MDM!) an angel (Matthew 11:10). Any real Catholic should know that the term “angel” is really a job description meaning “messenger.” From Catholic Encyclopedia: “(Latin angelus; Greek aggelos; from the Hebrew for “one going” or “one sent”; messenger). The word is used in Hebrew to denote indifferently either a divine or human messenger. The Septuagint renders it by aggelos which also has both significations.” Hence anyone who says that MDM’s prophecies are false because MDM is called an angel are utterly incompetent in prophetic interpretation for something so simple and obvious that they cannot be trusted to interpret anything more subtle. Their “discernment” is hogwash.
Now onto St. Peter and his relationship to St. Peter the Roman. As already stated, but to repeat for emphasis, St. Peter, the first pope, cannot literally rule the Church from Heaven because that goes against dogma. Therefore, using the exact same Biblical precedent of St. John the Baptist, recall that he was called “Elijah” (Elias in old naming convention) as explained in Matthew 11:14. Obviously St. John the Baptist was not literally Elijah (e.g. not reincarnated) and so the interpretation means that St. John the Baptist has the spirit of Elijah. The Douay-Rheims Bible notes for that verse say “He is Elias: Not in person, but in spirit. St. Luke 1. 17.” Luke 1:17 includes the text “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias (Elijah).” Hence, Peter the Roman is a real human man on earth who will have the spirit of St. Peter in Heaven. The last pope has the spirit of the first pope. Logical, isn’t it? God’s bookends for the Vicar of His Church. And, in fact, there are prophecies about that.
Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora (d. 1825) received various revelations about the crisis in the Church. She was beatified in 1994. Her prophecies about a pope include:
After purifying punishments, such as the Warning, she saw Saint Peter return on a majestic papal throne together with Saint Paul, who went through the world shackling the devils and bringing them before Saint Peter, who cast them back into the dark caverns from where they had come. “Then a beautiful splendor came over the earth, to announce the reconciliation of God with mankind.”
The small flock of faithful Catholics who had taken refuge under the trees will be brought before Saint Peter, who will “choose a new pope. All the Church will be reordered according to the true dictates of the holy Gospel. The religious orders will be reestablished and the homes of Christians will become homes imbued with religion.” [Note: this is the billions of converts prophesied by MDM after the Warning.]
“So great will be the fervor and zeal for the glory of God that everything will promote love of God and neighbor. The triumph, glory and honor of the Catholic Church will be established in an instant. She will be acclaimed, venerated and esteemed by all. All will resolve to follow Her, recognizing the Vicar of Christ as the Supreme Pontiff.”
There is another prophetess with similar information, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (d. 1837) who was Beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.
“After the three days of darkness [the first set associated with the Warning], St. Peter and St. Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and his name shall be praised over the whole earth. Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church.” [Note: the second set of 3 days of darkness is the Great Chastisement, that is immediately before the Second Coming. That is when the real rapture occurs.]
Therefore it is not a problem to interpret MDM and other prophecies in accordance with Church dogma on the last pope, Peter the Roman, a real human man on earth. As a corollary, realize that this last pope will live a very long life, until the end of the world. That is not new either, since in the early days of the world people lived a very long time, such as Mathusala for 969 years, and that is in an era of sin. Remember that death is the result of sin (Romans 5:12), hence a very long life is not a problem for an era without sin.
Come quickly Lord Jesus!