According to Italian daily newspaper “Libero”, Pope Benedict XVI is thinking about leaving the papacy next April, when he will turn 85
There is one front page news story that will certainly not go unnoticed: that is, that the Pope is thinking about resigning during the Spring of 2012. Journalist Antonio Socci has confirmed the same in the Italian daily, Libero.
“For now,” Socci writes, “he is saying that this may be true (Joseph Ratzinger’s personal assumption), but I hope the story does not reach the news. But this rumor is circulating high up in the Vatican and therefore deserves close attention. The Pope has not rejected the possibility of his resignation when he turns 85 in April next year.”
Socci recalls that the assumption he will resign, without any hitches, was the same thing Ratzinger talked about in an interview in the book “Luce del mondo” (Light of the World), when, in response to a question by interviewer Peter Seewald, he said: “When a Pope arrives at a clear awareness that he no longer has the physical, mental, or psychological capacity to carry out the task that has been entrusted to him, then he has the right, and in some cases, even the duty to resign.” Furthermore, in another passage, Benedict XVI wondered if he would be able to “withstand it all, just from the physical point of view.”
Next Up is Peter the Roman.
The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”
First I want to clarify that I am posting this for interest sake only and not as a fact or as a believer in the Papal prophecies of Malachy.
Now let me get to the point. I find it very interesting how so many important things are pointing to March/April 2012. Lets have a look at some of them:
1) Gerald Celente has warned that the EU may collapse in 90 days.
2) The new sanctions against Iranian oil will kick in on April 1.
3) The worlds leading economies has $7 trillion maturing debt of which $4 trillion is payable in the first quarter.
4) Passover is on 6 April 2012.
5) Pope Benedict may step down in April.
6) From the 777 point drop of the Dow in Sept 2008 to Passover 2012 is about 42 months or 3.5 years.
Does all of this mean anything? Are we facing an event so devastating that it will usher in the great tribulation. As Pastor Brian has pointed out in one of his posts, technically Jerusalem is already surrounded by armies. We just need an attempt of a sacrifice on Passover being stopped by an EU gentleman.
One morning we will wake up to a world that has totally changed overnight.
Here is the interlinear Scripture for Dan 12:11 as discusses by Truth and Agie: