First Pope In 600 Years To Step Down

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns...

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1

He will be the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to resign in almost 600 years, with his departure expected to leave the post vacant for around three weeks.

The 85-year-old German’s resignation letter said: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

“I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering.

“However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.”

He will step down after almost eight years in the post, having been elected in April 2005. source – Sky


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February 11, 2013 4:06 pm

Petrus Romanus!

February 11, 2013 4:22 pm

According to Malachy’s prediction Peter the Roman or Petrus Romanus could be the next pope. If he is named this or referred to as this. He is said to be the last pope by Malachy.

I did a quick study on 2 Cardinal’s in line from Italy.

One of them has an Italian name.

Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan.

Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the archbishop of Vienna.

Keep in mine we are not to be deceived before buying into anything. I am just bringing forward interesting information.

For those of you unaware Pope Benedict’s name was not Benedict it was Joseph Ratzinger Cardinal.

Again do not jump to conclusions and do not be deceived. But this is highly interesting information. Stick to what the bible prophecies are though, you can not go with God and his word.

1 Peter 5:8
King James Version (KJV)

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

February 11, 2013 4:57 pm

I immediately thought of the Malachi Martin prophecy when hearing this news! I guess we’ll see! Hal Lindsey even mentioned it recently.

February 11, 2013 5:11 pm



February 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Why make stuff up? There have been 6 Popes who took the name Paul as well as 2 who took John Paul. Catholics do not believe andy of the “Pauls” will be resurrected other than on Judgment Day when all will be resurrected. Try to allow at least some semblance of fact to seep into your posts.

February 12, 2013 7:33 pm

Pasor Larue is it not to be John Paul II the one to be resurrected…

February 11, 2013 5:40 pm

With the pope stepping down so sudden. Also with the world shaking from both natural events to man made world events. It should cause ALL both great and small. Free and slave. To take notice. To look at ourselves and to be honest with ourselves and ask “Is our lives right with GOD”? Are You ready to stand before “I Am” ? If not there’s no time to waste. Repent and ask the LORD the son of the living GOD to be your LORD and Savior.

February 11, 2013 6:00 pm

As far as the pope goes read Daniel 11:20-25 explains it all

February 11, 2013 6:01 pm
February 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Benediction you can live where ever you wanted or prefer to live your wedding will be taking place at bethelehem on march 1st or feb 15th I will be there to greet you for sure if God makes a way for me to attend and you need to announce who is the next pope other wise I will be the next fake pope for a season of time
people’s catholic church opinion counts

February 11, 2013 6:18 pm

speak out to day to media
who is next senior bishop ?
any pastor wants to work with me or not catholic voting
A great division among catholic church 2 churches 1 is controled by me the other one by paul ryan he will appoint somebody the senior most bishop

February 11, 2013 6:19 pm

Praise the lord