Pope Francis I, formerly known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has taken the mantle of Peter for the Catholic Church. But how could this new pope 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.
This writer endeavored to look at any possible connections between Pope Francis I, or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and the Saint Malachy Prophecy. The short version is that there does not seem to be much connection to either Peter or Rome. The one exception is the new pope’s last name Bergoglio, which is difficult to find any decent ancestry or etymological information about.
The Saint Malachy prophesy ends in this manner with the papal election of pope number 112, who is Pope Francis I:
“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.”
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:
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,” which bears no resemblanced to Petrus Romanus, 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.
Other readers have pointed out that since Pope Francis I is a Jesuit this would make him the “Black Pope” since Jesuits are known for their black robes. But that prediction supposedly comes from Nostradamus, not Saint Malachy, and this writer has not adequately researched that subject yet.
Technically, since each pope takes upon themselves the mantle of Peter of the Catholic Church, which stems from the Roman Empire, all the popes could be called Peter the Roman, or Petrus Romanus. It could also be argued that Pope Francis I may eventually earn a similar, or exact, nickname due to his deeds as pope.
Do you think Pope Francis I, formerly known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, fulfills the Saint Malachy prophecy?