Benedict XVI overrules Francis!
(03-25-2015, 10:08 AM)SaintSebastian Wrote:
(03-23-2015, 05:39 AM)Dirigible Wrote:
(03-22-2015, 07:01 PM)Ave Castitatis Lilium Wrote: "I saw the relationship between the two Popes. I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city (of Rome). The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness. Then, the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches close down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took to violent action. But it did not last long." - Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

What happened then?

After the 1848 Revolution in Rome and the establishment of the Roman Republic (where everything described in this quote happened), the French sieged Rome and restored order and the Pope.  The Republic lasted only a few months. 

Also, as  Cetil mentioned, one of the "two Popes" was St. Boniface IV, and the vision is comparing the Church back then with what was to come shortly after she made those prophecies. The contrast is with how the early liberal policies of Bl. Pius IX ran counter to those of St. Boniface IV, allowing the problems described to come to pass (which they did). She does refer to the "present Pope" which would literally be Pius VII, but not much makes sense from that standpoint, unless she was contrasting his archaeological restoration of ancient art and obelisks and whatnot to Boniface IV converting the pagan temples to Christian use. The rest makes more sense if the "present Pope" means the one when her vision is taking place.

Except for some Biblical prophecies (due to the nature of public revelation), I've found that prophecies tend to be for their immediate or near immediate audience and come to pass within a generation.

Well, there goes my narrative.
(03-25-2015, 12:49 PM)Ave Castitatis Lilium Wrote: Well, there goes my narrative.

:awww:  Or it could all be made up and my narrative is bunk too.    :P   
(03-25-2015, 10:36 AM)demoslider Wrote: Is the new Archbishop of Malta a good pick? I don't know anything about him.

A short bio:

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