Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy: The Current View


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Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum. Habemus Papam!

Qui sibi nomen imposuit: Franciscum, 'Ingis ardens'

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de lŕ cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of approaching,
The city that two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.

Pope Francis waves to a crowd of the faithful The Third Secret of Fatima (excerpt) ~

And we saw in an immense light ... 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 rough-hewn 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.


Updated: March 4, 2021 (2:24 PM EST).

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"The Rose": Despite Nostradamus' stern warning, one contingency in Quatrain 2.97 will not be met, thus possibly ensuring a safe trip for Pope Francis

People watch the new pope's introduction

Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.97 ~

Romain Pontife garde de t'approcher,
De la cité que deux fleuves arrouse,
Ton sang viendras aupres de lŕ cracher,
Toi & les tiens quand fleurira la Rose.

Roman Pontiff beware of approaching,
The city that two rivers arrouse,
Your blood will come from the spitting,
You and yours when the Rose will flourish.


March 2, 2021: Of course one other contingency has already been discussed: that the city of two rivers can technically be anywhere in the world, not only in Iraq. However, with so many quatrains dealing with conditions of oppression, persecution, warfare, and destruction of the country in "Mesopotamia" and "between two rivers" it is almost an automatic that after reading those, one would make the same connection with the city in Quatrain 2.97.


Roseto Comunale is located on the eastern side of the Aventine hill


Still, timing is everything . And one very obvious condition Nostradamus placed into the quatrain was that the pope would be in danger if he neared such a city when the Rose blooms. Early March is not normally a time for roses to flourish.

Vatican gardeners have only now planted new roses for Aventine Hill ... the first in ten years! However, the public will not see them bloom until April.


Rome plants hundreds of new roses in city's rose garden

Rome has added 340 new rose plants to the Roseto Comunale, the city's rose garden on the Aventine Hill, mayor Virginia Raggi has announced. "Such a purchase had not been made for 10 years," said the mayor who added that the some of the new roses will replace plants killed by an unidentified parasite.

Princess Diana’s Statue to be Unveiled on 60th Birthday, July 1, 2021

A statue of the UK’s late Princess Diana will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th birthday, the Kensington Palace said in a statement. The statue will be placed in the Sunken Garden of the London palace on July 1, 2021, the Metro newspaper quoted the statement as saying on Friday. The Sunken Garden was known as one of Diana’s favourite spots.


By traveling to Iraq and the cities of Baghdad and Erbil (both are watered by two rivers) in EARLY MARCH, the warning may have no effect on the Pope's trip ... at least, not on this trip!

Nor can this Rose be England's Rose, Princess Diana. Her new statue, the most stunning and definitive statue of Diana purportedly ever created thus far, was originally to have been unveiled over a year ago. The late unveiling will not occur until July 2021 on what would have been her 60th birthday ... over three months AFTER the Pope travels to Iraq.

Then there is another "rose" to pluck ... and it is a bit of stretch. That is "Project Rose" which Britney Spears has been dropping hints about for months. Fans have incorrectly associated that with the recent documentary film, Framing Britney Spears ... the producers and Britney both deny use of roses on the set were in any way a cue that the documentary was "Project Rose." Britney maintains it partly entails a photo album project she is still working on.


Britney Spears, rose garland Britney Spears, 2021


There have been many photos of Britney taken last year and this year with her wearing a few roses or even a garland of roses in her hair. However, other than the denial that the film was "Project Rose," little has been said about the project in many weeks. Unless it is to be "unveiled" between March 5 and 9 as a surprise, and the project registers as a 9.0 on the Richter Scale of major world events, I doubt this has anything to do with the time "when blooms the Rose."

The only reservation I may have is the way Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, is blossoming in the media as another Princess Diana: wearing her style of makeup, eyeliner, wearing her clothing and jewelry, making comparisons with her ... including the timing of her pregnancy. It still has not been quite enough for the media to blow it all up and declare Meghan the blossoming of England's new rose, but watch this nonetheless! It gets increasingly more apparent every day, especially now. Her pregnancy, also, following the same course as Diana's in 1984, is a form of blooming.


Princess Diana Announced Her Second Pregnancy on Valentine's Day, Just Like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced on Valentine's Day that they are expecting their second child together. Their son Archie Harrison, who turns 2 on May 6, will soon be a big brother. The date of their baby announcement is extra special since his late mother Princess Diana officially announced she was expecting her second child — Harry — in February 1984.

Why Meghan Markle Wore Princess Diana’s Bracelet for Interview with Oprah Winfrey

Meghan Markle wore a special piece of jewelry for her upcoming sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. During a preview for Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Winfrey, airing March 7 on CBS, the Duchess of Sussex is seen wearing a bracelet that belonged to Harry's mother, Princess Diana — the same bracelet that was used to help craft Meghan's engagement ring.


Nostradamus placed the blooming of the Rose or Roses in the quatrain for a reason ... to establish the timing of the prediction.

Because the condition is not being met by the actual flowers (marking the spring season) or Diana's statue being unveiled, or Britney's secret rose project, Pope Francis should have a safe trip. As for Meghan Markle as the new England's Rose, I am unsure of the impact of the reports at this time of the Pope's pending visit to Iraq. However, future trips by this pope or a successor, when roses ARE in bloom ... flowers, Diana, Britney, or Meghan ... may not be so safe.





February 16, 2021: Pope Francis's Iraq itinerary for March 2021: March 5, Baghdad. March 6, Baghdad, Najaf, Nassiriya, the Plain of Ur, Baghdad. March 7, Baghdad, ERBIL (aka IRBIL), Mosul, Bakhdida, ERBIL (aka IRBIL), Baghdad. March 8, Baghdad, Rome.


The Iraqi city of Erbil Map of Erbil in Iraq


Erbil (aka Irbil) is the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The area is bordered by two major rivers, the upper Zab River in the North West and the lower Zab River in the southeast side. It will be just as dangerous for the Pope to travel to as Baghdad, perhaps more so now.


US 'outraged' By Rocket Attack On Erbil, Vows To 'hold Accountable Those Responsible'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on February 15 called for an investigation into a rocket attack on an airbase in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and promised to “hold accountable those responsible”. According to BBC, Blinken said that the United States is “outraged” by the rocket attack in the Kurdistan region.

Rocket attacks in Erbil represent latest challenge to Pope’s Iraq trip

With less than three weeks to go until Pope Francis’ first international trip in 18 months, rockets were fired Monday at the airport and civilian areas of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and a city he’s scheduled to visit during his March 5-8 outing to Iraq.



Why Quatrain 2.97 Sets Off Alarm Bells When the Pope Says He Will Visit Iraq

January 31, 2021 (7:53 PM EST): I was to write an update regarding the Pope's upcoming trip to Iraq a month ago, but was late in doing it. Then I decided to hold off when he expressed doubt he would go there over three weeks ago, partly due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis and Vatican concerns as to his safety. It appeared the visit would be cancelled. But now that it is planned to go ahead as scheduled on March 5, a timely updating is critical.

Top aide says despite it all, Pope’s determined to go to Iraq

ROSARIO, Argentina — According to Pope Francis’ top diplomat, the Argentine pontiff is still “very interested” in going to Iraq March 5-8, despite his recent bouts of sciatica, the limitations caused by the Covid pandemic and, most recently, a new wave of terrorist attacks.

Pope to meet top Shiite cleric Sistani on Iraq visit: cardinal

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Pope Francis is to meet top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani during the first-ever papal visit to Iraq in March, a senior Catholic cleric told AFP on Thursday. Louis Sako, patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, said it would be a "private visit" between the two religious figures at Sistani's residence in the shrine city of Najaf, "without formalities."

Pope Francis To Focus On Abrahamism During Iraq Visit – OpEd

When Pope Francis visits Iraq in March, he plans to anchor his interfaith dialogue with Muslims in Abrahamism, the common root of Semitic religions that trace their origin to Judaism and the worship of Abraham’s God. The Biblical birthplace of Abraham, Ur in southern Iraq, will figure prominently in the pope’s itinerary when he visits war-torn Iraq.

Pope, due to visit Iraq in March, condemns Baghdad attack

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who is scheduled to visit Iraq in March, on Thursday condemned a twin suicide bombing that killed at least 32 people in a Baghdad market as a “senseless act of brutality”. In a message sent in his name to the Iraqi president, the pope gave no indication as to whether the bombing would affect his planned trip.

Saint John Paul II twice attempted to establish visits to Iraq in 1998 and 1999, the first date to have been some time in 1999. The first visit was cancelled because a US bombing campaign was being threatened throughout much of 1998 due to Saddam Hussein continually defying UN weapons inspection teams to ascertain if he was making and storing weapons of mass destruction. Finally massive air strikes were launched against Baghdad and other Iraqi cities over a three-day period in December 1998. The second effort for the Pope to visit Iraq in January 2000 was dashed by none other than Saddam himself who declared he could not guarantee the Pope's safety during such a tense time, although the leader of the Chaldean Catholic community in Baghdad said that the trip had only been delayed. The delay became permanent once the US invaded Iraq in March 2003.

Like Pope Francis, the late pontiff intended a visitation to the ancient city of Ur, believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, as a major priority. Pope Francis also hopes in 2021 to help heal the wounds the country has suffered through two wars in the 21st Century. Unfortunately, because ISIS still operates "underground" in both Syria and Iraq, Iraq remains an unstable and dangerous place to visit. The group carried out two suicide bombings at a Baghdad market on January 21, 2021, which killed at least 32 people and injured 110 others. Francis intends to visit Baghdad. Yesterday US airstrikes killed the top Iraq leader of ISIS in Kirkuk in northern Iraq. I must emphasize it was the top leader of ISIS in Iraq, not the top leader of ISIS itself who remains hidden. Besides ISIS, Baghdad and other parts of Iraq have been targeted periodically by Iranian groups, the same types of agents launching rocket attacks against Israel from Syria, in attacks on US and pro-US Iraqi installations. Pro-Iranian Shi'a in Iraq have also twice launched drone air attacks against Riyadh as the country slowly becomes embroiled in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.


Pope to meet top Shiite cleric Sistani on Iraq visit Pope to visit Iraq in first foreign trip Members of Iraqi security forcers inspect site of suicide attack in Baghdad


Hardly a safe place to visit and reason enough to be concerned about the Pope's safety when he travels there in early March, little more than a month from now.

It remains a possibility that the trip will be called off, especially if there is anymore of what happened on January 21 ... or worse.

But technically, and I have pointed this out in the past, Quatrain 2.97 does not actually warn against the Pope travelling to "the land between two rivers" but rather "a city watered by two rivers." Baghdad is of course famously "watered" by the Tigris River but there is another: The Diyala River joins the Tigris just southeast of the city and borders its eastern suburbs. Thus, Baghdad qualifies as a city actually lying between two rivers, watered by one, and to some lesser extent, watered by the other.

Aerial view of mosque at Kazimiyah, Baghdad, and Tigris

It does fit prophecy. Yet there are cities in other parts of the world that are far more obviously watered by two rivers, some famously, such as Athens and Paris. Also, prior to the many conflicts in the Middle East that began with the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, the city most commentators applied the quatrain to was Lyon in southern France. Thus, Quatrain 2.97 was often linked to Quatrain 2.41 about the Pope fleeing the Vatican during the appearance of the "great star." Indeed, it is my belief that the Pope who evacuates Rome will seek to reopen the old 13th Century Papal residences in Avignon and hide out there during World War III, not aware that the war will come to southern France, straight up from Marseilles to Lyon, in a most horrible and devastating manner. In a sense, he will have jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

So, what does set off the alarm bells concerning Baghdad being the city of Quatrain 2.97?

It is all the other quatrains that paint bleak and horrific pictures about a land "between two rivers." One truly gets the impression that Nostradamus was writing, even obsessing, about the same location in all of them. Here is a sampling (without interpretations):


Quatrain 6.33

His last hand through the bloody Alus,
Protection by sea will not be guaranteed:
Between two rivers, dreading the military hand,
The black and angry one will repent [or make him repent].

Quatrain 9.76

With the Rapacious and bloody one,
Issued from the brothel of the inhuman Nero,
Between two rivers, the military on the left hand,
He will be murdered by a young, bald man.

Quatrain 8.55

He will find himself shut in between two rivers,
Casks and barrels joined to cross beyond:
Eight bridges broken, their chief run through so many times,
Perfect children's throats slit by the knife.

Quatrain 2.35

The fire by night will take hold in two lodgings,
Several within suffocated and roasted.
It will happen near two rivers as one:
Sun, Sagittarius and Capricorn all will be reduced.


Also there is the infamous Mesopotamia quatrain, and of course everyone knows that Mesopotamia is "the land between two rivers."


Quatrain 8.70

He will enter villainous, unpleasant, infamous
Tyrannizing over Mesopotamia,
All friends made by the adulterous woman,
The land horrible, black of feature.

Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi


Thus, with so many prophecies by Nostradamus linking a land between two rivers and Mesopotamia with wars, at least two evil tyrants, genocide, and terrible destruction to the region itself, why should we assume the one other prophecy concerning a pope and a city watered or "arroused" by two rivers is not also related?

It is possible it is not related, but chances are high that it is.

The pope who dies spitting blood, and likewise all those who accompany him, must be victims of a military attack. Likely these are bullets causing the entire delegation to bleed from their mouths, unless it is a biological agent.

I have considered the possibility that the bleeding is from the lungs, and thus from a COVID-19 infection, but the quatrain is a warning to "you and yours" (to the pope and those with him) ... thus, what are the chances of the entire delegation coughing up blood from COVID-19 at the same time? Not too likely.

Could it possibly be a different pope?

It certainly could.

And, for that matter, Pope Francis may have a smashing success when he visits Iraq and returns back to the Vatican safe and sound. In fact, I would not at all be surprised if it all does go well.

However, it will open the gates to future visits by Francis and other popes who will follow him. It may even open up the possibility of a visit by the elderly pontiff emeritus, Benedict XVI.

The danger then would not necessarily be a first visit to Iraq but a sense of false security for future visits. And it may be during one of those this quatrain is fulfilled.

We should not be surprised if that is the case. The likelihood that Iraq will ever be a nation at peace anytime in the near future or even the next 20 or 30 years is not at all reassuring. Iraq will likely remain an abode plagued by periods of war, insurrection, terrorism, persecution, and genocide until the time of a Golden Age Nostradamus envisions will last worldwide for 57 years. After that, wars will start up again and will never end until the Battle of Armageddon.

So, yes, it may be a long time before a pope is actually killed approaching the city of Baghdad. Or it could be in March of this year ... or even May of 2023.

Why May 2023?

Because that will be the 42nd anniversary of the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in May 1981.

The last troublesome vector for Pope Francis of June 2019, still wielding some influence in 2021, was largely contingent on whether President Donald Trump would die in office later that year (much like Pope John XXIII and President John F. Kennedy were linked by death in 1963). Trump was not assassinated and so Pope Francis remained safe. Had anything happened to Trump, Francis would have likely died of natural causes or else resigned like Benedict did in 2013. Indeed, the potential for resignation extended beyond 2019 and lasted throughout 2020, the seventh year after Benedict retired. We are still closer to June 2019 then we are to May 2023 ... and that favors a successful trip to Iraq, but does not guarantee it.

Quatrain 2.97 will likely be fufilled, if not by Pope Francis now, then possibly by Pope Francis later. One might ask if Francis will return to Iraq in 2022 and again in 2023. Or it may apply to Benedict emeritus ... or by a successor to Francis, who is unknown at this time.

There is also an "elephant in the room" missing from Quatrain 2.97.

The holy mountain is missing, along with a great city nearby that is half destroyed and littered with corpses: the mountain revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima which "the Bishop dressed in White" will ascend and be killed, along with all those assembled with him, by soldiers shooting arrows. Most likely they will be bullets.

As I state on my Pope Francis main page: "The mountain with the rugged cross at its top is a mystery if applied to Mesopotamia. I can find no evidence of a holy mountain associated with Christianity existing anywhere in Iraq or Syria!"

The location could be almost anywhere, but not likely Iraq. Cross Mountain in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina is one possibility. Mount Hymettus near Athens, the hill of the Sacre Couer Cathedral in Paris and Le rocher des Doms at Avignon are three others. But there are many other possibilities.

If the Third Secret and Quatrain 2.97 are linked, the city can NOT be Baghdad.

So should we breathe a sigh of relief?

Not neccessarily. Quatrain 2.97 certainly by itself could refer to Baghdad.

Both the Third Secret and Quatrain 2.97 together, as discussed above, could be about one pope visiting a place like Athens or Paris or elsewhere similar at a very bad time.

It is also quite possible that two different popes will be assassinated: one fulfilling Quatrain 2.97 and the other fulfilling the Third Secret prophecy. As bleak as the present times are that we are in, the future is still likely to be long ... long enough for two papal assassinations, and maybe more than that.

If Quatrain 2.97 is indeed applicable to the Pope's March visit to Iraq, then one mystery remains: who or what is "The Rose?" It can't be when roses flourish, because they don't flourish in March. I also see no indication that the late Princess Diana, England's Rose, is going to be coming into remembrance in a major way in March either. Maybe it is because The Rose does not seem to apply, that the trip will be a safe one!




December 7, 2020 (12:14 PM EST). I am in shock. The first part of the world Pope Francis has chosen to resume papal visits in 2021 is the last place on earth he should go!

Now that Pope Francis chooses to venture into the Mesopotamian "land between two rivers," I must revert to the original premise of the main page when it was created in May 1999 to warn the late Pope John Paul II of possible assassination if he visited Iraq. At that time, my website was located at the now long gone web host known as GeoCities. John Paul II was advised to call off the trip ... and he never again expressed interest in making one.

The one hope the Holy Father has of not falling victim to the prophecy of the Third Secret of Fatima or of Nostradamus is the letter of the prophecies. It has been almost universally accepted that the quatrain about a pope and his entourage to beware approaching a city watered by two rivers is that the city, by default, is one located in the "land between two rivers": Mesopotamia, or more specifically, IRAQ.

It may not be. The letter of the prophecy is that it will be a CITY watered by two rivers ... and there are a number of these worldwide, including Lyon, France (which was originally the city many scholars believed the prophecy was about prior to the 20th Century). The belief or fear was that a future pope escaping the Vatican during a time of trouble in Rome and the entire world would seek refuge in Avignon (as popes did in the 13th Century), only to be killed by enemy soldiers.

We must always consider the alternative to Iraq, the "land between two rivers": any country with a major city watered by two rivers. There are a number of them, any of which could be deadly. The Third Secret of Fatima, and its prophecy of The Bishop Dressed in White, does not specify a city and two rivers as being dangerous, but a great city half-destroyed with nearby a mountain with a great cross overlooking it:

"... a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn 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."

Also, the trip is planned for March ... March is not a month when the "roses bloom" nor is it a month mystically associated with England's Rose, the late Princess Diana.

One other very dangerous period for either Francis or Benedict at the Vatican or during any papal trip is May 2023 ... the 42nd anniverary of the attempted assassination and wounding of Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981. That occurred in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, which means the pope need not even travel to be in danger in 2023.

Note as well that May 2023 will occur when the roses will bloom.






The Vatican included nine antipopes in the list of St. Malachy's mottos of future Popes. Those nine do not belong in that list. If we are to take Malachy seriously, therefore, Pope Francis is pope number 103, not pope 112. Thus, rather than Petrus romanus ("Peter of Rome"), Francis becomes Ignis ardens ("Burning Fire"). Since Francis became the pope, sightings of fireballs, meteors, and asteroids have been on the increase. The "Burning Fire," it would appear, will be fire from the sky. Also, with World War III potentially only a year away, we may find the motto will be most applicable in yet another way.


Introduction: This background information is in the Malachy and Benedict XVI sections of Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy , but doesn't exactly leap out to the viewer. So here is another reminder regarding that material. Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013, the day Comet PanSTARRS reached naked eye visibilty in the northern hemisphere and then brightened considerably thereafter, especially for southern hemisphere watchers. Two other naked eye comets, the "great comet" Comet McNaught and Comet Holmes (both in 2007) also appeared during his office. These three comets would seem to have earned him the Malchy title of 'Lumen in Cćlo'. During the interim following Benedict's resignation and just prior to the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we were introduced to two events in Vatican City and Chelyabinsk marking the Malachy motto which most definitely applies to him in the current time, 'Ignis ardens':



November 13, 2020: An enormous meteorite (which is larger than a meteor, but smaller than an asteroid) was seen blazing through the skies above Rome and Vatican City only a week ago. Reports of meteors of this type over Rome are actually quite rare, the last impressive fireball over Italy occurred back on January 1, 2020 (this year) over the city of Modena. There apparently have not been many impressive fireballs/meteors seen over Rome itself and Vatican City recently until now (November 2020), although doubtlessly there have been reports in past years, but not any easy to find using Google's search engine. Nevertheless, there have been more meteoric and small asteroids seen blazing above various locations around the world this year than any other ... and an escalation of sightings since Francis became Pope in 2013.

Will there be more such sightings over Rome in the weeks and months ahead? We should be watchful since it is likely Francis is actually Malachy's "Ignis ardens" if we discount all the antipopes that received Malachy mottos that should not have.


Meteor fireball in the sky of Rome -- Sott.net

In the afternoon today, around 5:45 pm, a huge meteorite was spotted on the sky of Rome and the inland areas of Lazio, in particular from Guidonia, Tivoli and Rieti: spectacular images of the videos arriving from the territory of Italy central,...

Enorme meteorite nel cielo di Roma, Guidonia, Tivoli e Rieti: "uno spettacolo unico e meraviglioso" [VIDEO] - MeteoWeb

Nel pomeriggio di oggi, intorno alle 17:45, un enorme meteorite č stato avvistato sul cielo di Roma e delle zone interne del Lazio, in modo particolare da Guidonia, Tivoli e Rieti: spettacolari le immagini dei video che arrivano dal territorio dell'Italia centrale, in modo particolare tra Lazio e Abruzzo.


Here is a spectacular recent fireball report from October 2020:


Brazil meteorite turns night into day October 1, 2020


Meteor hits atmosphere above Brazil at 61,000 KM per hour 'Night turned into day'

A bright fireball lit up the skies of Brazil as a meteor exploded over the South American country. Stunned onlookers watched a flash of light brighten up the night's sky as the small meteor entered the atmosphere. Cameras in the state of Rio Grande do Sul captured the phenomenon, giving experts a chance to analyse the footage.




Benedict resigned but is still Pope emeritus ChristThe Redeemer Statue in Brazil Pope Francis may witness the dreaded rain of fire mingled with blood


Billion-Ton Comet May Have Missed Earth by a Few Hundred Kilometers in 1883

On 12th and 13th August 1883, an astronomer at a small observatory in Zacatecas in Mexico made an extraordinary observation. José Bonilla counted some 450 objects, each surrounded by a kind of mist, passing across the face of the Sun. Bonilla published his account of this event in a French journal called L'Astronomie in 1886....


The event reported above was the basis of a prediction I projected for August 2016 titled, "APOCALYPSE: Scores, Possibly Hundreds, of Fragments from Billion-Ton Comet Strike Earth." I never did explain why I thought it could happen, the base 7 historical precedent in other words. I rarely use "close, but no cigar" events as precedents, but sometimes I feel it is advised to be aware of a near event when the possibility of it actually happening in the future is very real. After what happened in Tunguska and Chelyabinsk, we must be made aware of these past close calls.

There could be as many as 3,275 Tunguska events over the course of two days if an event similar to one on August 12, 1883 happens again ... with a vastly different outcome.

The next window of opportunity for this "fire from the sky" event is August 2023. That vector is very close to the May 2023 projection for a possible assassination of either Pope Francis or Pope emeritus Benedict XVI ... one that could conform to the Third Secret of Fatima of mass killings by soldiers of the "Holy Father" and clergy on a mountain overlooking a half-destroyed city.

Pope Benedict is now the oldest pope in history ... but is he strong enough to travel to such a place to bless the dead two-and-half years from now? Who can say. The Fatima vision does say that "the Bishop dressed in white" will "tremble," have an unsteady step, and will be "afflicted by pain and sorrow." All in keeping with Benedict's advanced age and weakened health. Then again, on May 13, 2017, at Fatima, Pope Francis announced to the world: "I am the Bishop dressed in white." Thus Francis has indicated to the world that he will be the murdered Pope of prophecy.

Then again, one might be obliged to ask, is "the Bishop dressed in white" even a pope at all? Perhaps he is a future antipope.

Lightning struck the dome of St. Peter's Basilica TWICE only hours after Benedict announced his resignation. Could this mean that BOTH Benedict and Francis will be murdered popes? Note that the Nostradamus prophecy of a pope being murdered when approaching a city watered by two rivers does not sound nearly the same as the Fatima prophecy about the Pope praying over the corpses of the dead lying in the half-destroyed city and his assassination on the holy mountain overlooking it. The only similarity is all clergy accompanying the pope also die. Two different assassinations?

Perhaps the city is destroyed, not by missiles or bombs, but by the rain of comet or asteroid debris discussed above. At the moment we know of nothing coming from space capable of this in 2023 ... but on June 6, 2027 the earth may actually be struck by an asteroid that is getting very little attention since it was reported about earlier this year, Asteroid 1990 MU. On April 13, 2029, asteroid Apophis will graze the Earth's orbit as close as the satellites orbiting it, possibly even shaving the upper atmosphere. Astronomers are playing this down as a non-event, yet in another article it has been surmised that an asteroid did the same thing in 1908 that Apophis will do in 2029 ... grazing the upper reaches of Earth. The result? The Tunguska Event.




People watch the new pope's introduction

Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.49 ~

Nul de l'Espaigne mais de l'antique France
Ne sera esleu pour le tremblant nacelle,
A l'ennemi sera saicte fiance,
Qui dans son regne sera peste cruelle.

Not from Spain but from ancient France
Will be the one elected for the trembling ship,
To the enemy will be made a trust,
In whose reign will be a cruel plague.


When Nostradamus mentions a "trembling ship" in his quatrains and its pope, he is referring to a time when the Church is in danger of breaking up (schism) or being terribly troubled and its very existence threatened by world events. According to the French prophet, when this state of affairs reaches its most critical point, the Pope from Spain (or Latin America) will no longer be in power and a French pope shall be elected.

In other words, if this pope from the Spanish world is Pope Francis (born in Argentina but also born of Italian parents), he will leave behind to his successor from France a quite terrible situation. Since autumn 2019 there were almost two schisms. In the first instance it was being said in the Vatican that the pope was provoking a schism by calling for the Amazon Synod, and that issue flared up and died out quickly. Then, in the second instance, begun in January, a major controversy was seemingly orchestrated by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI with intention of creating a schism, but that also faltered by May.

Still, it appears that COVID-19 is "the cruel plague" that began during the reign of Pope Francis and may still be in horrible progress at the time the next pope ... from "ancient France" ... is elected. A vaccine could be available as early as January 2021, but many experts are cautioning that it is more likely to be as late as July 2021. With the political and social climate as contentious and violent as it is in the United States, it is possible a vaccine will never come and people will be forced into long-term isolation or else the dangers and pitfalls of achieving herd immunity.

We must be careful here because it is possible a worse pandemic will arise in the aftermath of COVID-19 (if there is an aftermath) ... such as Ebola. I keep harping about Ebola because a number of quatrains associate the plague with blood and bleeding, the hallmark of the disease. Also, Nostradamus mentions a plague he called "the African pestilence."

The "enemy" to which the Pope has allied has now been clarified: it is China. Also there is now proof China weaponized COVID-19 in a laboratory and intentionally unleashed it upon the world. The resulting impact on social and economic life in the United States has been so dire that China then took advantage of the riots in major US cities fueled by racism to plant Marxist and Communist agents among the protesters to add more fuel to the flames in hopes of destroying America from within. Thus both the pandemic and "revolution" have been orchestrated by China and can be considered an act of war.



The cross and the dragon - how Pope Francis is lining up with Xi Jinping

The Vatican and the Communist Chinese Government signed a provisional agreement. Full terms have never been released, but it deals with the appointment of bishops, and expires on October 22, 2020. Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin reported the Pope's intention to maintain the accord.

The Vatican faces criticism for pursuing closer ties with China

A CONSISTENT THEME of Pope Francis's papacy has been a drive to improve relations with China, with which the Holy See has had no official ties since 1951. He became pope in 2013, by coincidence just hours before Xi Jinping assumed China's presidency, and the two men exchanged congratulatory messages.


I don't know what promise Francis has made to the enemy (perhaps none yet), but it is indeed causing great plague during his reign.

Pope Francis clearly is unaware of any of this and might have much trouble believing it. Even so, the Vatican has been infested by this horrible biological agent and continues to be. Whether or not the Pope has actually contracted COVID-19 at any time is unknown, but if not the risk is high now that his Swiss Guards have fallen ill.



Corona fears for Pope 83, after 4 members of his Swiss Guard test positive

FOUR members of Pope Francis' Swiss Guard have tested positive for Covid-19, sparking fears for the pontiff. The Holy See Press Office said four members of the Swiss Guard have Covid-19 symptoms and tested positive for the virus.

North Korea has '60 nuclear weapons and could launch smallpox on missile'

North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons and a 5,000-tonne stockpile of chemical weapons, according to the US Army. The calculations were made last month in a report by the US Department of the Army, called North Korean tactics.


China's ally, North Korea, has also reportedly placed smallpox into some of the warheads on its long range missiles. That is a disease Nostradamus actually names as being used as a weapon ... when the Albanians attack Rome!


Pope Francis waves to the crowd

Nostradamus, Quatrain 4.98 ~

Les Albanois passeront dedans Rome,
Moyennan Langres demipler affublez.
Marquis & Duc ne pardonnes homme,
Feu, sang, morbiles point d'eau faillir les bleds.

The Albanians will cross into Rome,
By means of Langres the multitude are weakened,
The Marquis and the Duke pardon not a man,
Fire, blood, smallpox, loss of water, failure of crops.


There are other quatrains that indicate an alliance will exist between North Korea and the Albanians. Thus, the above smallpox quatrain associated with the Albanians is consistent with the recent news that North Korea has placed smallpox on some of its 60 long range missiles. The question, as usual, is whether the Albanians are from the nation of Albania or are Kosovar Albanians from Serbia.

There is also a remote possibility that Nostradamus, who at times used classical Roman and Greek names for countries in his quatrains, was referring to the Caucasian Albanians (not at all the same people and not related to the Balkan Albanians) who lived in what are now the nation of Azerbaijan and the Russian province of Dagestan.

This is currently of immense importance as Azerbaijan and Armenia have renewed their ages old conflict and a major war between both nations is threatening to draw in many countries, including Turkey, Iran, and the superpowers of Russia and the United States. Military watchers are fearful that this conflict could trigger World War III.

Thus Rome is either attacked by Albanians, Kosovar Albanians, or else by the Azeris from Azerbaijan, and possibly other groups from the Caucasus, including Dagestan. This could well implicate Turkey or Iran as an aggressor as well (Iran currently supports Armenia, but things can always change).

(See also prophecy 5.46 further down).




The Vatican included nine antipopes in the list of St. Malachy's mottos of future Popes. Those nine do not belong in that list. If we are to take Malachy seriously, therefore, Pope Francis is pope number 103, not pope 112. Thus, rather than Petrus romanus ("Peter of Rome"), Francis becomes Ignis ardens ("Burning Fire"). Since Francis became the pope, sightings of fireballs, meteors, and asteroids have been on the increase. The "Burning Fire," it would appear, will be fire from the sky. Also, with World War III potentially only a year away, we may find the motto will be most applicable in yet another way.


Introduction: This background information is in the Malachy and Benedict XVI sections of Pope Francis and the Rose Prophecy , but doesn't exactly leap out to the viewer. So here is another reminder regarding that material. Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013, the day Comet PanSTARRS reached naked eye visibilty in the northern hemisphere and then brightened considerably thereafter, especially for southern hemisphere watchers. Two other naked eye comets, the "great comet" Comet McNaught and Comet Holmes (both in 2007) also appeared during his office. These three comets would seem to have earned him the Malchy title of 'Lumen in Cćlo'. During the interim following Benedict's resognation and just prior to the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we were introduced to two events in Vatican City and Chelyabinsk marking the Malachy motto which most definitely applies to him in the current time, 'Ignis ardens':



Between 2013 through 2019, we saw an unprecedented number of close calls with asteroids and meteors. On May 8, 2019, I posted a prediction on my other website in an article regarding Apophis that we might see another Tunguska or Chelyabinsk event occur on or near January 5, 2020. I posted the same prediction again on November 12, 2019 on the 2020 Predictions page. This year (2020), during the space of only a few short months there have been more asteroids and meteors flashing through the sky, exploding, even impacting than in the entire seven years combined since Francis became pope in 2013. Two occurred over Puerto Rico on December 28, 2019 and January 7, 2020 ... before and after a major earthquake, prompting locals to fear the end of the world:


Fireball blazes over Puerto Rico as locals fear 'end times' after earthquakes

A blazing meteor-like fireball has been spotted hurtling through the sky in Puerto Rico after a series of powerful earthquakes. The unusual celestial phenomenon has been branded a sign of the "end of times" by locals on the Caribbean island.

Asteroid Traveling Over 31,000mph Hits Earth, Explodes Over Puerto Rico

An asteroid exploded over Purto Rico The asteroid's explosion produced a bright flash The incident occurred weeks after Puerto Rico was hit by earthquakes An international agency reported that Earth was hit by a small asteroid over a week ago. According to the agency, the space rock burned up in the atmosphere and detonated over Puerto Rico.



Then came reports of an asteroid over Brazil and another over the UK.


WATCH as fireball travelling at 75,000mph EXPLODES over Brazil

Night was briefly turned to day as a bright white flash caused by a powerful fireball blasted above Brazil. The space rock blasted into the atmosphere south of South of Rio Grande do Sul above the Atlantic Ocean. However, the blast was so bright it could be seen more than 140 kilometres a way.

Asteroid EXPLODES above the UK producing bright fireball - ESA

On January 21, a small asteroid lit up the night sky above the seaside resort town of Bude, northeast Cornwall, England, producing a mesmeric display. An image of the meteor was captured by one lucky photographer, which shows just how bright the explosion was.


Reports then came in that UK asteroid was seen over Belgium and the Netherlands:


Asteroid news: Watch as asteroid EXPLODES over UK and Europe

The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received almost 100 reports of a bright fireball illuminating the skies on February 3. Those in the northwest of the UK and citizens of Belgium of the Netherlands saw the phenomenon, which took place over the North Sea.

UK asteroid


More reports followed from Canada, Germany, Croatia, Florida, the English Channel, the UK, the US, and much of Europe.


Asteroid news: Watch as fireball EXPLODES over Germany in stunning video

Asteroids have posed a threat to life on Earth ever since the first beings sprang into life 3.5 billion years ago. The most famous of all was the asteroid which hit 66 million years ago, bringing an end to the dinosaurs' reign on Earth.

WATCH fireball so bright it shook the ground in Croatia 'I thought it was an earthquake'

A spectacular fireball kicked off the weekend for mainland Europe with a fireball so big and bright it could be seen in Croatia, Italy and Austria. The small space rock entered the atmosphere above the northern Balklandas at 10.34 AM local time, with thousands witnessing the event.



Fireball shock: Watch as meteor burns bright over Florida in stunning video

Residents of Florida were treated to an astronomical phenomenon as a bright fireball lit up the skies of the Sunshine State. The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received tens of reports as witnesses flocked to the group to reveal their sighting. One person, Paris, wrote on the IMO: "IT WAS SO COOL!!!

Fireball video: Huge fireball shoots over Europe 'I thought it was going to strike'

A HUGE fireball was spotted in the skies over northern Europe, with the blast big enough to be seen from the UK all the way to Germany and captured on video with some claiming that it "looked like it was going to strike".

Mystery as 'big flaming object' spirals through UK sky for '20 minutes'

A "VERY big flaming object" was spotted spiralling through the sky in Cambridgeshire this week - leaving onlookers dumbfounded. Gerry Underwood, 55, spotted the mysterious flaming object at around 8pm on Wednesday from outside his canal boat in Stretham, Cambs. He said: "It looked like a very thick chemtrail to start with.

Meteor hits Earth, creates bright fireball event in new security camera video

The security camera of a home in the US accidentally captured a meteor falling from the sky as a bright fireball. Based on the appearance of the fiery object, it was most likely caused by a small asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere. The latest fireball incident was monitored by the American Meteor Society (AMS).


Technically, my own prediction (as I said, posted in May 2019 and again in November 2019), was properly fulfilled by the two huge fireballs seen over Puerto Rico during the 5.1 magnitude earthquake, and three other temblors, in late December 2019 and early January 2020. Those events virtually match my January 5, 2020 projected date.

Still, apparently, and unknown to me and most people, an asteroid larger than Chelyabinsk was tracked over the United States in December 2018 and it impacted in the Bering Strait. Only astronomers detected and witnessed the event:


NASA Reports Undetected Asteroid Explosion in Upper Atmosphere - ExtremeTech

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last December, the Earth got a Christmas present we weren't even aware of. The second-most powerful asteroid detonation in 30 years struck on December 18, when a bolide exploded over the Bering Sea.


Had it struck a populated area, it would have been much worse than what happened in Russia in 2013.

Which brings us to the prophecy of the doom asteroid that may coincide with the resignation of Pope Francis. He has reigned for seven years only to find his universal flock ravaged by plague and war ... thus it may be that he will reign for seven more, fulfilling the prophecy in 2027 rather than in 2020.


We await the Seventh Rock of the Apocalypse on June 6, 2027.


Doomday asteroid may end Vatican Reign and much of the planet


Asteroid warning: Space rock comparable to dinosaur killer is heading Earth's way

The asteroid known as 1990 MU is currently completing another orbit of the Sun, and in 2027 it could come perilously close to Earth. Asteroid 1990 MU is between 4-9 kilometres in diameter and on June 6 2027, it is set to come within 0.03 AU - astronomical unit.

End of the world: Pope's vision for final days revealed as doomsday prophecy 'fulfilled'

The basis of the claims come from the predictions of Saint Malachy, the Archbishop of Armagh, to whom several miracles were attributed to in the 12th-century. In 1139, Malachy went to Rome from Ireland to give an account of his affairs, when he reportedly received a strange vision about the future, including the names of 112 future popes.


I would point out that there is much CATHOLIC and Nostradamus prophecy that indicates a pope will die approaching a city watered by two rivers, a pope will flee the Vatican when a great star is burning as the brightest object in the entire heavens for seven days and nights, a pope will die during a great schism in the Church, his successor will be a pope who reigns for only seven months, and a "great Pontiff" will enter France and Italy with one known as "the great Monarch" after 25 months of intense global war. There are others. They obviously can not all be the same pope. Also the "star" is not a comet or an asteroid. Comets do not look like stars and burn. An asteroid is not visible for long enough to be seen as a stationary object like a bright star for seven days and nights. It either passes by and overhead or ... it is the last thing you will ever see.

Thus, as I said, Malachy has been misinterpreted because nine of his mottos/legends were applied to antipopes. This is why Francis is not the last pope, Peter of Rome.

But he could still be a Pope of the Apocalypse.

We must also bear in mind that astronomers were very concerned that the star Betelgeuse was about to become a supernova. Even though it has stopped dimming, it does not mean it will not explode and become the star of prophecy, perhaps this year, at a time when this pope, or another, flees Rome. It will definitely be the brightest object in the heavens aside from the sun.

Concita González, one of the four girls who saw the Virgin Mary at Garabandal during the period 1961-1965, stipulated that the keyword or name linked to the celestial phenomeon known as The Warning would start with the letter "A." Oddly enough, Comet Atlas would have fit that prophecy perfectly. However, Atlas is breaking up and will not be visible as the great comet it could have been.




Pope Francis waves to the crowd Nostradamus, Quatrain 5.46 ~

Par chapeaux rouges querelles & nouveaux schismes,
Quand on aura esleu le Sabinois:
On produira contre lui grans sophismes,
Et sera Rome lesse par Albanois.

By red hats & quarrels, new schisms
When the Sabine will have been elected:
They will produce great sophism against him,
And Rome will be injured by the Albanians.

There were indeed quarrels and new schisms, little schisms, when Pope Francis was elected. Most memorable of these was the resignation of Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the Scottish Catholic Church, during a sex scandal. However, more recently something much bigger has taken shape, a great sophism by the Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI:


The Two Popes' Rivalry Explodes Into Public With Dispute Over Celibacy Rules

Pope Emeritus Benedict, by all accounts aged and ailing, was dragged into a controversy last week over his alleged "coauthorship" of a book defending priestly celibacy. The timing of the book's publication sparked renewed concerns about a brewing battle between the two living popes, given that Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, is due to publish a document any day now that seeks to make exceptions to the celibacy rule.

Pope Benedict 'plotting downfall of Pope Francis' in bombshell Vatican coup - New York Times Post

Many cite Benedict as one of the key traditionalists within the Catholic church is pushing against Francis' wish to allow sweeping changes at the Vatican in order to appeal to today's worshippers. Expert Lynda Telford, author of 'Women in the Vatican: Female Power in a Male World', argues that Francis has wanted to continue the ...

Ex-pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to silence him

The former pope Benedict XVI has accused opponents of wanting to silence him, while associating gay marriage with the Antichrist and attacking humanist ideologies in an authorised biography published in Germany. The 93-year-old, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, said in Benedict XVI - A Life he had fallen victim to a "malignant distortion of reality" in reactions to his interventions in theological debates.

Pope Benedict's 'fury' with Pope Francis over holy water gaffe exposed

Expert Lynda Telford believes Pope Benedict and other "won't like'' the fact he made the passing comment amid concerns Benedict is making Vatican hardliners Francis ' life a "misery".


There have been warnings of possible Schism in the Catholic Church since September of last year: the German schism which never materialized, that the pope was provoking a schism by calling for the Amazon Synod (which was succcessfully conducted), and that Francis was conducting an internal schism. Naught came from any of this, but the rivalry between Francis and Benedict was highly unanticipated. and nothing more danngerous would be the former pope launching a schism against Francis. Such a schism would become a "Great Schism."

In addition Concita González warned that an important synod would precede The Warning. Was the Amazon Synod the one she predicted?

This could be very bad as another prophecy by Nostradamus indicates that when a Great Schism is in full swing, Pope Francis will no longer be pope, but another elected from France.

One can only hope the controversy between Benedict and Francis will simmer and then fade away. If it does not and grows increasingly contentious, the days of Pope Francis are numbered.



Most Recent Update: Updated: March 4, 2021 (2:24 PM EST).



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