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New Pope Francis I, Or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Proves Saint Malachy Prophecy About Peter The Roman Wrong

New Pope Francis I, Or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Proves Saint Malachy Prophecy About Peter The Roman Wrong

The new pope Francis was just announced live from the Vatican at Saint Peter’s square. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio used to be the new pope’s name, and as far as this writer can determine the new pope can’t be connected to “petrus romanus,” or Peter the Roman, which was predicted by the supposed Saint Malachy prophecies.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the new pope Francis was preceded by a papal conclave that took only several days and four ballots. In 1939, Pius XII was elected within three ballots, but seven ballots on average have been required over the last nine papal conclaves. So the Vatican’s election of the new pope Bergoglio was relatively fast compared to historical standards.

The Saint Malachy prophecies about papal elections were allegedly penned in the 1100s, but not published until 1595. This makes many believe these supposed prophecies are forgeries, since description of subsequent popes tended to get vague. For example, recently retired Benedict XVI, or pope number 111, is the “glory of the olive.” The Benedictine Order has a branch called the Olivetans, but Joseph Ratzinger was not a member.

The Saint Malachy prophesy ends in this manner with the papal election of pope number 112:

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people.”

If you break the new Pope Francis’s former name down, there doesn’t seem to be a connection to either Peter or Rome. Peter literally means “the rock” and was actually a nickname assigned to the first pope by Jesus. Jorge Mario Bergoglio could be translated into “farmer manly” Bergoglio, although this writer could not find the family history, or etymology, of the Bergoglio name.

[UPDATE] Some readers have pointed out that if you break up the new pope’s last name it can be translated from “Berg” into mountain, or rock/petrus. Good so far, but this is where the connection gets weak. Oglio is a left-side tributary of the Po River in Lombardy, Italy. Lombardy is in the northern portion of Italy, far from Rome, or Roma. I thought that perhaps the Po River might connect to Rome in some fashion, but that’s not the case:

New Pope Po River

Although, it could be argued that by merely being of Italian descent there is a connection to the former Roman Empire. Therefore, you could take Pope Francis’ former last name and list it as “rock/peter oglio of Rome/Italy.” Still very convoluted, but at least there’s some sort of connection.

Pope Francis I can be translated as “frenchman,” although the original Saint Francis of Assisi was born as Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone. Pietro is a variant of Peter, or Petrus, but that’s a weak connection at best.

As for being related to the city of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or the new Pope Francis, came from the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Bergoglio’s father was an Italian immigrant and railway worker from the region around Turin in Italy, which is hundreds of miles away from Rome.

Some believe that we must wait to see how the new Pope Francis I might be connected to the prediction of Petrus Romanus. Do you think the new pope Francis I is a decisive falsification of the Saint Malachy prophecy about Peter the Roman?

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72 Responses to “New Pope Francis I, Or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Proves Saint Malachy Prophecy About Peter The Roman Wrong”

  1. Peter Smith

    if I am not mistaken the commentator did inform folks that one of this Pope's names was in fact Peter Romulas. That he had three known names as of now and that was one she named.

  2. Bryan McCaffrey

    The prophecy referred to him as 'Peter the Roman', and is easy to dismiss based on his given / chosen name alone. That said, I think just like with Benedict, you don't know how a pope can be connected to the prophecy until some time has passed. If it was plainly stated and obvious, the Church would simply pick someone else.

  3. Mary Kathleen Donovan Springowski

    His parents were Italian. The Papacy is known as the Seat of Peter. Italian is synonymous with Roman, at least it was when the prophecies would have been written. So it would appear that Saint Malachy was correct albeit cryptically. He is Peter the Roman. It's symbolic. Sorry Patrick. Saint Malachy was Irish. Of course he was right. You just didn't realize it.

  4. Mary Kathleen Donovan Springowski

    Just like with the prophecies of Nostradamus when he referred to Hitler as Hister.

  5. Novak Lazarov

    Well, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is of italian descent and "the Roman" most probably means just that. So, there is your connection.

  6. Daniel Solis

    Well the author did not try too hard, as a matter of fact. With a little bit of imagination, Berg means Hill, Mountain in some Germanic languages. That could be related to Peter, the rock. Oglio is a left side tributary of the Po river in Lombardy. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oglio Po river's delta is in province called Emilia Romagna. The name Emilia-Romagna is a legacy of Ancient Rome. Emilia derives from via Æmilia, the Roman road connecting Rome to northern Italy, completed in 187 BC and named after the consul Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Romagna derives from Romània, the name of the Eastern Roman Empire applied to Ravenna by the Lombards when the western Empire had ceased to exist and Ravenna was an outpost of the east (ca. 540 – 751). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilia-Romagna So in a very complicated way, as always, one could arrive at Peter the Roman. But only if one wills.

  7. George Lance Waring

    Bergoglio was born to an Italian immigrant railroad father: A Roman?

  8. Enrique Merino Alcaraz

    Well honestly so far that's the story we reciece only from the media.. there is a huge chance they would change his background info and such just to not raise questionings , imean they did do it with obama!

  9. Amy Santoro

    Both of his parents were Italian and the name "Mario" is of Roman decent, which makes him Roman. Also. The name he took, Francis, was after St. Francis of Assisi, who's original birth name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone, or, Francis Peter Bernardone.

  10. Guillermo Diaz

    He chose the name Francis as recognition to Francis of Assisi…Francis' birth name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone.
    Notice the Pietro…which translates to Peter. That's one connection.
    Bergoglio is of Italian decent. There is your next connection.
    I believe the prohecy stands firm.

  11. Mary Kathleen Donovan Springowski

    And now you know why there's never been an Irish pope. We never needed one. It would have been overkill…..lol

  12. Mao Daniel Lanot

    His chosen name is Francis in honor St Francis of Assisi. History: On a pilgrimage to Rome, he joined the poor in begging at St. Peter’s Basilica. That made him "the Roman", and here is the shocking signus.. what is a meteor? a rock right? Assisi = Meteorite = Rock = Peter. Read St. Francis of Assisi's history and you will see more significant events especially the REPAIR of Francis' history and the DESTROY of Malachy's prophecy. By the way, just an addition, and funny one… Francis is Peter Jr because his father's name is Peter and that made him junior ROFL.

  13. Derek Earl

    St. Francis of Assisi original birth name was not Francesco di pietro di bernardone. His fathers name was Pietro di Bernardone. Francis was born and baptized under the name Giovanni di Bernardone… fyi

  14. Derek Earl

    St. Francis of Assisi original birth name was not Francesco di pietro di bernardone. His fathers name was Pietro di Bernardone. Francis was born and baptized under the name Giovanni di Bernardone… fyi

  15. Bryan McCaffrey

    So far I don't see any connections. That said – I wouldn't dismiss it within hours of the announcement. When was it we knew what Bennedicts coat of arms was? Not for awhile (I think).

  16. Tony Phillips

    Italian Parents ties him to Italy, or being the Roman of the prophecy. Also is the fact that he is a Jesuit Priest. The head of the Jesuit is referred to as the "Black Pope". Is there a connection there? Will the head of the Jesuits be running the show from the background through Frances I?

    Pope Francis is also the first Pope to be chosen outside of Europe since Peter himself was Pope. You had the first Peter and now the last Peter. Odd coincidence, is it not? The prophecy states.

    "In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of 7 hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The end."

    We can see the amount of persecution the church in under from the world right now. The continued onslaught of allegations of child molesting by priests, whether true or not, the laws now even in the United States going against church doctrine with the healthcare act, and the President saying he will push against the beliefs of the church in that regard… And anyone can see the hatred that Muslims have for Christians and the Church as a whole, Catholic or Protestant, as well as an overall dislike of anything that has traditionally been deemed holy or sacred by the whole of society…It is already being said that he is very much a man of the people, could it be taken to mean he will be a Shepherd for the Sheep in tribulation?

    Some things to think about…

  17. Gilbert Travers

    they will always come up with something….k…now what happens when next pope gets in??? prophecy wrong !! i already knew that anyhow.

  18. Mao Daniel Lanot

    i just got another info that the FRANCIS is not of Assisi but of Xavier…. Y_Y which is which… these tv stations really are confusing and destroying my research Y_Y

  19. Chrissy LiVigni

    Berg = mountain (rock/petrus).
    Oglio = oglio river in Lombard Italy (Roma).

    There's your missing translation…nice try though!

  20. Amy Santoro

    Definition references (+images)

    Britannica Encyclopedia:
    Saint Francis of Assisi [Italian saint] | San Francesco d'Assisi [Italian] | Francesco [renamed] | Giovanni [baptized] | Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone [originally]
    (Born: 1181/82, Assisi, duchy of Spoleto [Italy] – Died: October 3, 1226, Assisi; canonized July 16, 1228; feast day October 4)
    founder of the Franciscan orders of the Friars Minor, the women's Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third

    Order. He was also a leader of the movement of … (29 of 888 words, 2 images)
    http://www.britannica.com/EBche

  21. Amy Santoro

    Francis of Assisi, Saint
    orig. Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone

    Saint Francis of Assisi, detail of a fresco by Cimabue, late 13th century; in the lower church of …
    (credit: Alinari—Anderson from Art Resource, New York)
    (born 1181/82, Assisi, duchy of Spoleto—died Oct. 3, 1226, Assisi; canonized July 16, 1228; feast day October 4) Italian saint and founder of the Franciscan religious order. Born into a wealthy family, he was a soldier and prisoner of war before he experienced a conversion in his early 20s. He sold his property, gave the proceeds to the church, and began a life of poverty and devoutness. He soon attracted followers, whom he sent to preach throughout Europe, and in 1209 Innocent III gave approval for the Franciscan order. The Rule of St. Francis stressed the need to imitate the life of Jesus. In many ways a mystic, Francis viewed all nature as a mirror of God, calling all creatures his brothers and sisters. In 1212 he allowed formation of an order for women, called the Poor Clares. In 1219 he went to Egypt, preached to the sultan, and visited the holy places of Jerusalem. In 1224, after a vision, he became the first person to receive the stigmata. His influence helped restore popular faith in a church much corrupted by wealth and political aspirations.

  22. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, though Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

    "Critics have accused him of ignoring the plight of victims during the country’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, despite victims and their relatives relating first-hand accounts of torture, death and kidnappings to the priests he supervised as leader of the Jesuit Order."

  23. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!!!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, tho Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

    "Critics have accused him of ignoring the plight of victims during the country’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, despite victims and their relatives relating first-hand accounts of torture, death and kidnappings to the priests he supervised as leader of the Jesuit Order."

  24. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!!!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, tho Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

  25. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!!!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, tho Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

  26. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!!!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, tho Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

    "Critics have accused him of ignoring the plight of victims during the country’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, despite victims and their relatives relating first-hand accounts of torture, death and kidnappings to the priests he supervised as leader of the Jesuit Order."

  27. Carolyn Jones

    New Pope has taken on the name of a previous Saint, which is the custom of the Vatican. "St. Francis of Assisi," was Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone (Peter the Roman). So, now, we have PETER THE ROMAN as the new Pope!!!

    Once again, a name shrouded in secrecy. Isn't this what the Jesuits are all about? Peter the Roman is here….

    Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone is known as St. Francis of Assisi… so, PETER or PETRUS is a part of FRANCIS I's name… also, the new pope, tho Argentinian, is of Italian blood… so FRANCIS 1 is a "PETRUS" and a "ROMANUS"………. the 900 Malachy Prophecies are all EXTRA-biblical, but many have been correct.

    "Critics have accused him of ignoring the plight of victims during the country’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, despite victims and their relatives relating first-hand accounts of torture, death and kidnappings to the priests he supervised as leader of the Jesuit Order."

  28. JC Willis

    i think the st maliciah prophecy still stand with this writen proof, however somewhat criptic. but if a prophecy is proven so many times over since the 11th centry!!!! then how could the last prophetic utterance be wrong. one wrong out of 112 pope since the prohecy was handed down from God, then their is absolutely no way for st.malachi to be inncorect. Even revelations speaks and coincide s with malachi's prophecy

  29. Carolyn Jones

    You'd better re-write this article, friend. Because, you are incorrect. Look closer! Do not lead God's sheep astray, any more than they are already, my friend.

  30. Tony Phillips

    Very interesting Carolyn. I was looking at the exterior, but you hit on a very important fact with St. Frances of Assisi. I do believe the prophesies are proving true. We may be in short order, looking for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ!

  31. Erin Ahmed

    There is also this that was just added to Wikipedia – "Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

    The new pope is a Jesuit who chose his papal name after St. Francis Xavier, who was one of the founding members of the Jesuit Order. The order began at The Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre in Paris, and the current headquarters of the Jesuit Order is in Rome.
    [1] Archbishop Vincent Nicholls described Francis I as a "pastor of the people" in an interview with BBC News on 13/03/2013."

  32. Tony Phillips

    Derek, he may not have had that as a birth name, but that is very much what people called him. Basically, is was his fathers name, but adding it to his was like people calling him Francesco, son of Pietro di Bernardine…

  33. Ryan Alexander Tomey

    I can connect it. This pope is a jesuit, jesuit oath makes candidate state "I come in the (bark?) of peter" and this pope has as nationality argentina/vatican vatican being part of former rome. Just a thought though who knows its early but wasn't john paul 2 the pope of the eclipse? He didn't choose eclipse as his name but there seemed to be a lot of them during key life moments for him.

  34. Dusten Carlson

    One time, Pope Francis I's father was going to work and he accidentally kicked a dog. THE DOG'S NAME WAS PETER. COINCIDENCE? O.o

  35. Joe Michaels

    Wait so you are assuming that because they didn't pick a guy actually named Peter or because he didn't pick the name Peter that he isn't "Peter the Roman" Har har har. This man IS Roman and sits in the seat of Peter. Malachy never said his actual name is peter just like he never said the names of the other Popes. This man chose the name Francis from Assisi just like the St. that gave the prophecy of the end times that a Pope would come that would not be canonically elected…An ANTI POPE just like the one we have now because Benedict is still the Pope. Get a clue people, next week Obama goes to Israel and world leaders are being killed, poisoned and replaced to set the stage for the end. Are you all BLIND?

  36. Frankie DeStefano

    Peter was also the first pope. Naming the last pope Peter would also add a cyclical nature to the prophecies. Peter the Roman as opposed to Peter of the middle eastern, or judaeic origins of the first pope (St. Peter). The last (if it is Francis) bears heredity from Italy. The original pope, Peter I, was crucified upside down at his own behest. So this pope, in keeping with the cyclical nature of the prophecies, would mean he would be crucified 'rightside up', as the church is dissolved and there starts an age of war in the wake of whatever event leads to the final dissolution of catholicism. He did say his official title is Pope Francis, stating the moniker would only garner a numeral at the election of another pope who chooses the name Francis. He will bring no change to the church, which it desperately needs in order to avoid the current stagnation and to survive overall. But more importantly, this age (time period) has been described as a troubled one by many people, cultures, prophets (false or not) for thousands of years. Whatever happens with this pope, I feel there's a reason for that. A closed loop of Peters,, first and last, and the eventual dissolving of the catholic church, and as a result, war.

  37. Abigail Hawkins

    I am surprised that no one is making the connection between Peter and the new pope. Peter as the first pope. Francis as the first jesuit, first from latin america, first francis. He could be the Peter to sit on Rome in its final days.

  38. Rose Rodriguez

    Berg means mountain and rock….Peter was the rock Jesus upon which he built his church. Also his father is Italian. He fits the prophecy better than Benedict who chose that name.

  39. Christina Fowler-Lamtman

    His parents weren't Italian. They were immigrants and Latin American

  40. Frankie DeStefano

    Also: Bergoglio.
    Berg(germanic): mountain [rock]
    Oglio(Italian): tributary of the PO river, in Lombardy, Italy. Not sure if that's close to Roma, but that would be the literal symbological translation”Petrus Romanus”.

  41. Dominico Le

    Wikipedia: St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, baptized Giovanni, born Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone.

  42. Kaio Ken

    I wouldn't say the election of Pope Francis falsifies St Malachy's prophecy. We need to remember Roman Catholicism teaches that the pope is the "successor" of St Peter, and that he is also the Bishop of Rome. So EVERY pope in Malachy's list is a "Petrus Romanus" or Peter the Roman. Anti-Catholics like Hal Lindsey and Tom Horn believes that this pope will bring about the Great Tribulation period and is possibly the BEAST of the Apocalypse; YET if we go thru the prophecy of St Malachy, there is not even the slightest hint that this guy is the Beast.

    ==
    “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people.”.
    ==

    There is nothing there that states "Peter the Roman" will bring about the Great Tribulation. What the prophecy seems to tell us is that he will be the one caring for Flock at the time the Catholic Church is experiencing waves of persecution. Pope Francis may simply be the Catholic leader around at the time of the Great Tribulation, but NOT the Beast. Anti-Catholics are simply forcing something that is not there.

    Anyway.. Pope Francis reportedly considers Social Outreach, rather than doctrinal battles, to be the essential business of the church. And in recent decades, he has emerged as a "Champion of Social Justice and the Poor". So if we think about this.."Who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations" may well be St Malachy's way of identifying his papacy..

  43. George Jor

    Assisi is an H chondrite meteorite(rock) that fell to earth at 7am on May 24, 1886 in Umbria, Italy.

  44. TL Cox

    1:Francis of Assisi's birth name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone.
    2:The new popes parents were imigrants to Argentina from Italy.
    3:The "BLACK POPE" refers to a Jesuit. The Jesuit are known for their black robes.

    Still seems on track to me…

  45. Mike Hutchison

    I think the most significant thing about this new Pope so far is the fact that he is a Jesuit, though that seems to be little remarked upon thus far. What do you people think? Will the horse be pulling the cart or the cart be pulling the horse? Does being elected Pope release him from his sworn Oath to the Black Pope?

  46. Kaio Ken

    Funny how some folks keep talking about a "BLACK POPE" when St Malachy NEVER even mentioned one. The so-called "Black Pope" prophecy didn't really come from St Malachy's work but from an interpretation on one of NOSTRADAMUS prophecies.

  47. Mike Hutchison

    My mention of the Black Pope was specifically and ONLY in reference to the new Pope being a JESUIT. I mentioned no prophesy in specific.

    An interesting link with some interesting statements concerning the election and the Heraldry of the new pope. The site claims there is something fishy about the New Pope's Heraldry, plus a few other observations that do relate to several different versions of prophesy.

    http://www.logosapologia.org/?p=4794

  48. Daniel Phillips

    Pietro
    pi(et)-ro as a boy's name is a variant of Pedro (Spanish, Portuguese) and Peter (Greek), and the meaning of Pietro is "rock".St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, baptized Giovanni, born Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone[2]; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226)

    2 ^ . Encyclopedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/216793/Saint-Francis-of-Assisi.

    Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian San Francesco d’Assisi, baptized Giovanni, renamed Francesco, original name Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone

  49. Daniel Phillips

    Pietro
    pi(et)-ro as a boy's name is a variant of Pedro (Spanish, Portuguese) and Peter (Greek), and the meaning of Pietro is "rock".St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, baptized Giovanni, born Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone[2]; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226).

    2 ^. Encyclopedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/216793/Saint-Francis-of-Assisi.

    Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian San Francesco d’Assisi, baptized Giovanni, renamed Francesco, original name Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone.

  50. Shelby Anderson

    Did anyone else notice that the news commentators kept referring to the Pope as the New Peter of Rome….can't say I ever heard them say that when other Popes were elected.

  51. Eddie Grover

    the prophecy was about the last pope who is the 268th pope and this is only the 266th pope there is still time for it to be true.

  52. Jerry Lackey

    You people are insane!, just because he has the name, well half name! of some river right at the other end of italy means nothing! italy isn't rome, especially when this prediction was made italy did not exist, it was a group of states. italy is a very very young country! the quotes were all in latin, if you search a translation in another language you could justify almost anything. i'm not saying he's not peter the roman, but this is week.

  53. Hector L Torregrosa-Ramos

    Do any of you know what the word HOAX means? Wake up!

  54. Mark Smith

    Patrick Frye
    Way to give the final "answer", right there in the very title of this very childish and stupid writeup of yours. And yet you actually name the proof yourself, that you are wrong and Malachy was correct…..by mentioning the fact that Saint Francis of Assisi was born Pietro meaning PETER. lol………..how does it feel to be the biggest moron on the entire internet since March 2013? :-)