The "Prophecies" of Saint Malachy

— (This article is presented as a matter of record and interest only, and NOT as fact) —

The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy, a medieval Irish priest and Kabbalist. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbot Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. The same author tells us that St. Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II to console him in the midst of his tribulations, and that the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590 (Cucherat, "Proph. de la succession des papes", ch. xv). They were first published by Arnold de Wyon, and ever since there has been much discussion as to whether they are genuine predictions of St. Malachy or forgeries. The silence of 400 years on the part of so many learned authors who had written about the popes, and the silence of St. Bernard especially, who wrote the "Life of St. Malachy", is a strong argument against their authenticity, but it is not conclusive if we adopt Cucherat's theory that they were hidden in the Archives during those 400 years.

These short prophetical announcements, in number 112, indicate some noticeable trait of all future popes from Celestine II, who was elected in the year 1130, until the end of the world. They are enunciated under mystical titles. Those who have undertaken to interpret and explain these symbolical prophecies have succeeded in discovering some trait, allusion, point, or similitude in their application to the individual popes, either as to their country, their name, their coat of arms or insignia, their birth-place, their talent or learning, the title of their cardinalate, the dignities which they held etc. For example, the prophecy concerning Urban VIII is Lilium et Rosa (the lily and the rose); he was a native of Florence and on the arms of Florence figured a fleur-de-lis; he had three bees emblazoned on his escutcheon, and the bees gather honey from the lilies and roses. Again, the name accords often with some remarkable and rare circumstance in the pope's career; thus Peregrinus apostolicus (pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his journey when pope into Germany, by his long career as pope, and by his expatriation from Rome at the end of his pontificate. Those who have lived and followed the course of events in an intelligent manner during the pontificates of Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X cannot fail to be impressed with the titles given to each by the prophecies of St. Malachy and their wonderful appropriateness: Crux de Cruce (Cross from a Cross) Pius IX; Lumen in caelo (Light in the Sky) Leo XIII; Ignis ardens (Burning Fire) Pius X. There is something more than coincidence in the designations given to these three popes so many hundred years before their time. We need not have recourse either to the family names, armorial bearings or cardinalatial titles, to see the fitness of their designations as given in the prophecies. The afflictions and crosses of Pius IX were more than fell to the lot of his predecessors; and the more aggravating of these crosses were brought on by the House of Savoy whose emblem was a cross. Leo XIII was a veritable luminary of the papacy. The present pope is truly a burning fire of zeal for the restoration of all things to Christ.

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." It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus, who according to St. Malachy's list is to be the last pope, that the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor designated Gloria olivoe. It merely says that he is to be the last, so that we may suppose as many popes as we please before "Peter the Roman". Cornelius a Lapide refers to this prophecy in his commentary "On the Gospel of St. John" (C. xvi) and "On the Apocalypse" (cc. xvii-xx), and he endeavours to calculate according to it the remaining years of time (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913).

Popes before Malachy's Prophecies

Pope No. Name (Reign) Motto No. Explanatary Notes
1 St. Peter
2 St. Linus
3 St. Cletus
4 St. Clement I
5 St. Evaristus
6 St. Alexander I
7 St. Sixtus I
8 St.Telesphorus
9 St. Hyginus
10 St. Pius I
11 St. Anicetus
12 St. Soter
13 St. Eleutherius
14 St. Victor I
15 St. Zephyrin
(199-217) Jew
16 St. Callistus
  Callistus and the following three popes were opposed by St. Hippolytus, antipope (217-236)
antipope St.Hippolytus (217-235)    
17 St. Urban I
18 St. Pontian
19 St. Anterus
20 St. Fabian
21 St. Cornelius
  Opposed by Novatian, antipope (251)
antipope Novatianus
22 St. Lucius I
23 St. Stephen I
24 St. Sixtus II
25 St. Dionysius
26 St. Felix I
27 St. Eutychianus
28 St. Caius
29 St. Marcellinus
  See vacant about 4 years.    
30 St. Marcellus I
31 St. Eusebius
32 St. Miltiades
or Melchiades
33 St. Sylvester I
34 St. Marcus
35 St. Julius I
36 Liberius
  Opposed by Felix II, antipope (355-365)
antipope Felix II
37 St. Damasus I
  Opposed by Ursicinus, antipope (366-367)
antipope Ursicinus
38 St. Siricius
(384-399) Jew
  "At a Roman council held by Pope Siricius in 386 an edict was passed forbidding priests and deacons to have conjugal intercourse with their wives...[I]t may fairly be said that by the time of St. Leo the Great (446) the law of celibacy was generally recognized in the West." – Catholic Encyclopedia,
39 St. Anastasius I
40 St. Innocent I
41 St. Zosimus
42 St. Boniface I
  Opposed by Eulalius, antipope (418-419)
antipope Eulalius
43 St. Celestine I
44 St. Sixtus III
45 St. Leo I
46 St. Hilarus
47 St. Simplicius
48 St. Felix III
49 St. Gelasius I
50 Anastasius II
51 St. Symmachus
  Opposed by Laurentius, antipope (498-501)
antipope Laurentius
52 St. Hormisdas
(514-523) Jew
53 St. John I
54 St. Felix IV
antipope Diodorus
55 Boniface II
  Opposed by Dioscorus, antipope (530)
56 John II
57 Agapitus I
58 St. Silverius
59 Vigilius
60 Pelagius I
61 John III
62 Benedict I
63 Pelagius II
64 St. Gregory I
(590-604) Jew
65 Sabinian
66 Boniface III
67 St. Boniface IV
68 Deusdedit or
St. Adeodatus
69 Boniface V
70 Honorius I
  See vacant 1 year 6 months    
71 Severinus
72 John IV
73 Theodore I
74 St. Martin I    
75 St. Eugene I
76 St. Vitalian
77 Adeodatus II
78 Donus
79 St. Agatho
80 St. Leo II
81 St. Benedict II
82 John V
83 Conon
84 St. Sergius I
85 John VI
86 John VII
87 Sissinius
88 Constantine
89 St. Gregory II
90 St. Gregory III
91 St. Zacharias
92 Stephen II
  Because he died before being consecrated, many authoritative lists omit him
93 Stephen III
94 St. Paul I
antipope Constantine
antipope Philip
95 Stephen IV
  Opposed by Constantine II (767) and Philip (768), antipopes
96 Adrian I
97 St. Leo III
98 Stephen V
99 St. Paschal I
100 Eugene II
101 Valentine
102 Gregory IV
antipope John
103 Sergius II
  Opposed by John, antipope (855)
104 St. Leo IV
105 Benedict III
  Opposed by Anastasius, antipope (855)
antipope Anastasius
106 St. Nicholas
107 Hadrian II    
108 John VIII
109 Marinus I
110 St. Hadrian III
111 Stephen V
112 Formosus
113 Boniface VI
114 Stephen VI
115 Romanus
116 Theodore II
117 John IX
118 Benedict IV
119 Leo V
  Opposed by Christopher, antipope (903-904)
antipope Christopher
120 Sergius III
121 Anastasius III
122 Lando
123 John X
124 Leo VI
125 Stephen VII
126 John XI
127 Leo VII
128 Stephen VIII
129 Marinus II
130 Agapitus II
131 John XII
132 Leo VIII
133 Benedict V
134 John XIII
135 Benedict VI
antipope Boniface VII
136 Benedict VII
  opposed by Boniface VII, antipope (974)
137 John XIV
  opposed by Boniface VII, antipope (984-985)
138 John XV
139 Gregory V
  Opposed by John XVI, antipope (997-998)
antipope John XVI
140 Silvester II
  "The first Frenchman to be pope, becomes Sylvester II. . . The new French pope, Sylvester II had been Abbot of the monastery founded by Columbanus, Bobbio; became one of its scholars, excelling in mathematics which had been learned in Arab schools in Spain; thence, he became Master at Reims. The French Merovingian infiltration had begun—in 999. . ." – Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism
141 John XVII
142 John XVIII
143 Sergius IV
144 Benedict
VIII (1012-1024)
  Opposed by Gregory, antipope (1012)
antipope Gregory
145 John XIX
146 Benedict IX
  He appears on this list three separate times, because he was twice deposed and restored
147 Silvester III
  Considered by some to be an antipope.
148 Benedict IX
149 Gregory VI
(1045-1046) Jew
150 Clement II
151 Benedict IX
152 Damasus II
153 St. Leo IX
154 Victor II
155 Stephen IX
  "Stephen X French Abbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictís monastery, becomes pope and surrounds himself with leading "Reformers" per the Merovingian mandate to "Reform the Church" (meaning "Crush the Church" per the conspiracy)." – Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism
antipope Benedict X
156 Nicholas II
  Opposed by Benedict X, antipope (1058). "Nicholas II, French from Burgundy becomes a leading reformer pope" – Ibid.
157 Alexander II
  Opposed by Honorius II, antipope (1061-1072)
antipope Honorius II
158 St. Gregory VII
  "Gregory VII of Tuscany, part of the Carolingian kingdom of the Franks, and Cluniac monk becomes pope and transforms the Church into a legal institution with a monarchial form of government. He seems not to have played his "expected role" as he came into conflict with the Holy Roman Emperor when he issued a general ban on lay investiture. He died exiled captive of the Normans." –Ibid.
  Clement III
  Guilbert, antipope who opposed the following three popes.
159 Bl. Victor III
  "Victor III, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictís monastery, becomes pope."– Ibid.
160 Bl. Urban II
(1088-1099) Jew
  "Urban II, French Prior of Cluny (Reformed Benedictines) becomes the pope. Urban was of the "Eudes" family, not only the name of the King of the Franks, Eudes, who ruled 888 to 898 and considered one of the antecedent kings of the Capetian House of France, but also the name of the Royal Capetian line of Burgundy, great grandson of Hugh Capet, Eudes I the RED of Burgundy who acceded 1079, NINE years before Urban (Eudes) became pope. And Eudes the Red acceded in that specific year because his brother, Hugh I of Burgundy, had abdicated to become the Prior of Cluny! Now something is very amiss here! Is this just coincidence? Both were sons of Henry of Burgundy who married Sibylle of Barcelona. Henry was son of Robert I of Burgundy, who was the son of Hugh Capet. Barcelona, home of their mother, was part of the Spanish March connected to Septimania and, here too, the Duke of Aquitaine in 1012 was Eudes of Aquitaine! And Aquitaine and Septimania are extremely significant:

It happens that Septimania (Languedoc) is exactly where the Jesus-Magdalene heresy flourished, and where there was a large population of Cathar Jews who were given independent status by Pepin, Carolingian King. Thence their own kings ruled as: "seed of the Royal House of David," each acknowledged as "King of the Jews". . ." Ibid.
161 Paschal II
  Opposed by Theodoric (1100), Aleric (1102) and Maginulf ("Sylvester IV", 1105-1111), antipopes (1100). "Certainly a religious Order of Canons of the Holy Sepulcher under the Rule of Saint Augustine was founded early in the twelfth century, and this Order soon established itself across Europe and acquired great wealth." – The Papal Orders
antipope Theodoric
antipope Albert
  Sylvester IV
162 Gelasius II
Gregory VII
  Opposed by Burdin ("Gregory VIII"), antipope (1118)
163 Callistus II
  Opposed by Celestine II, antipope (1124)
164 Honorius II
  Opposed by Celestine II, antipope (1124)
  Celestine II
165 Innocent II
  Opposed by Anacletus II (1130-1138) and Gregory Conti ("Victor IV") (1138), antipopes (1138)
antipope Anacletus II (1130-1138) Jew   ". . . a member of the Pierleoni family, one of the most famous in Italian history, was the Pope Anacletus II".
antipope Victor IV
  Gregory Conti

The Prophecies of St. Malachy

  (Note the Vatican counts Celestine II as the 165th or 166th pope, and Benedict XVI as the 265th or 266th pope).

Pope No. Name (Reign) Motto No. Motto (and explanation)
167 Celestine II (1143-1144) 1 Ex castro Tyberis (from a castle on the Tiber). Celestin II was born in Citta di Castello, Toscany, on the shores of the Tiber
168 Lucius II (1144-1145) 2 Inimicus expulsus
169 Eugene III (1145-1153) 3 Ex magnitudine montis (Of the greatness of the mount). Born in the castle of Grammont (latin: mons magnus), his family name was Montemagno
170 Anastasius IV (1153-1154) 4 Abbas Suburranus
171 Adrian IV (1154-1159) 5 De rure albo (field of Albe). Born in the town of Saint-Alban
Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164) 6 Ex tetro carcere.
Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168) 7 Via trans-Tyberina
Antipope Calixtus III (1168-1178) Jew 8 De Pannonia Tusciae
172 Alexander III (1159-1181) 9 Ex ansere custode
173 Lucius III (1181-1185) 10 Lux in ostio
174 Urban III (1185-1187) 11 Sus in cribo
175 Gregory VIII (1187) 12 Ensis Laurentii
176 Clement III (1187-1191) 13 De schola exiet
177 Celestine III (1191-1198) 14 De rure bovensi
178 Innocent III (1198-1216) 15 Comes signatus (signed Count). Descendant of the noble Signy, later called Segni family
179 Honorius III (1216-1227) 16 Canonicus de latere
180 Gregory IX (1227-1241) 17 Avis Ostiensis. (Bird of Ostia). Before his election he was Cardinal of Ostia
181 Celestine IV (1241) 18 Leo Sabinus
182 Innocent IV (1243-1254) 19 Comes Laurentius
183 Alexander IV (1254-1261) 20 Signum Ostiense
184 Urban IV (1261-1264) 21 Hierusalem Campaniae (Jerusalem of Champagne). Native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem
185 Clement IV (1265-1268) 22 Draca depressus
186 Gregory X (1271-1276) 23 Anguinus vir
187 Innocent V (1276) 24 Concionatur Gallus
188 Adrian V (1276) 25 Bonus Comes
189 John XXI (1276-1277) 26 Piscator Tuscus
190 Nicholas III (1277-1280) 27 Rosa composita
191 Martin IV (1281-1285) 28 Ex teloneo liliacei Martini
192 Honorius IV (1285-1287) 29 Ex rosa leonina
193 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 30 Picus inter escas
194 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 31 Ex eremo celsus (elevated from a hermit). Prior to his election he was a hermit in the monastery of Pouilles
195 Boniface VIII (1294-1303) 32 Ex undarum benedictione
196 Benedict XI (1303-1304) 33 Concionator patereus
197 Clement V (1305-1314) 34 De fessis Aquitanicis (ribbon of Aquitaine). He was archbishop of Bordeaux in Aquitaine
198 John XXII (1316-1334) 35 De sutore osseo (of the cobbler of Osseo). Family name Ossa, son of a shoe-maker
Antipope Nicholas V (1328-1330) 36 Corvus schismaticus (the schismatic crow). Note the reference to the schism, the only antipope at this period
199 Benedict XII (1334-1342) 37 Frigidus Abbas (cold friar). He was a priest in the monastery of Frontfroid (coldfront)
200 Clement VI (1342-1352) 38 De rosa Attrebatensi
201 Innocent VI (1352-1362) 39 De montibus Pammachii
202 Urban V (1362-1370) 40 Gallus Vice-comes
203 Gregory XI (1370-1378) 41 Novus de Virgine forti (novel of the virgin fort). Count of Beaufort, later Cardinal of Ste-Marie La Neuve
Antipope Clement VII (1378-1394) 42 De cruce Apostilica
Antipope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) 43 Luna Cosmedina
Antipope Clement VIII (1423-1429) 44 Schisma Barcinonicum
204 Urban VI (1378-1389) 45 De Inferno praegnanti
205 Boniface IX (1389-1404) 46 Cubus de mixtione
206 Innocent VII (1404-1406) 47 De meliore sydere
207 Gregory XII (1406-1415) 48 Nauta de ponte nigro
Antipope Alexander V (1409-1410) 49 Flagellum Solis
Antipope John XXIII (1410-1415) 50 Cervus Sirenae
208 Martin V (1417-1431) 51 Corona veli aurei
209 Eugene IV (1431-1447) 52 Lupa caelestina
Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) 53 Amator crucis
210 Nicholas V (1447-1455) 54 De modicitate lunae
211 Callistus III (1455-1458) Jew* 55 Bos pascens (grazing ox). Alphonse Borgia's arms sported a golden grazing ox
212 Pius II (1458-1464) 56 De capra et Albergo
213 Paul II (1464-1471) 57 De cervo et Leone
214 Sixtus IV (1471-1484) 58 Piscator Minorita
215 Innocent VIII (1484-1492) 59 Praecursor Siciliae
216 Alexander VI (1492-1503) Jew* 60 Bos Albanus in portu
217 Pius III (1503) Jew* 61 De parvo homine
218 Julius II (1503-1513) 62 Fructus jovis juvabit
219 Leo X (1513-1521) Jew* 63 De craticula Politiana
220 Adrian VI (1522-1523) 64 Leo Florentius
221 Clement VII (1523-1534) Jew* 65 Flos pilaei aegri. Medecci family (cousin of Leo X).
222 Paul III (1534-1549) Jew* 66 Hiacynthus medicorum
223 Julius III (1550-1555) 67 De corona Montana
224 Marcellus II (1555) 68 Frumentum floccidum
225 Paul IV (1555-1559) 69 De fide Petri
226 Pius IV (1559-1565) 70 Aesculapii pharmacum
227 St. Pius V (1566-1572) Jew* 71 Angelus nemorosus
228 Gregory XIII (1572-1585) Jew* 72 Medium corpus pilarum
229 Sixtus V (1585-1590) 73 Axis in medietate signi
230 Urban VII (1590) 74 De rore caeli
231 Gregory XIV (1590-1591) 75 De antiquitate Urbis
232 Innocent IX (1591) 76 Pia civitas in bello
233 Clement VIII (1592-1605) 77 Crux Romulea
234 Leo XI (1605) 78 Undosus Vir
235 Paul V (1605-1621) 79 Gens perversa
236 Gregory XV (1621-1623) 80 In tribulatione pacis
237 Urban VIII (1623-1644) 81 Lilium et rosa
238 Innocent X (1644-1655) 82 Jucunditas crucis
239 Alexander VII (1655-1667) 83 Montium custos
240 Clement IX (1667-1669) 84 Sydus Olorum (constellation of swans). Upon his election, he was apparently the occupant of the Chamber of Swans in the Vatican.
241 Clement X (1670-1676) 85 De flumine magno
242 Innocent XI (1676-1689) 86 Bellua insatiabilis
243 Alexander VIII (1689-1691) 87 Poenitentia gloriosa
244 Innocent XII (1691-1700) 88 Rastrum in porta
245 Clement XI (1700-1721) 89 Flores circumdati
246 Innocent XIII (1721-1724) 90 De bona Religione
247 Benedict XIII (1724-1730) 91 Miles in bello
248 Clement XII (1730-1740) 92 Columna excelsa
249 Benedict XIV (1740-1758) 93 Animal rurale
250 Clement XIII (1758-1769) 94 Rosa Umbriae
251 Clement XIV (1769-1774) 95 Ursus velox
252 Pius VI (1775-1799) 96 Peregrinus Apostolicus
253 Pius VII (1800-1823) 97 Aquila rapax
254 Leo XII (1823-1829) 98 Canis et coluber
255 Pius VIII (1829-1830) 99 Vir religiosus
256 Gregory XVI (1831-1846) 100 De balneis hetruriae (bath of Etruria). Prior to his election he was member of an order founded by Saint Romuald, at Balneo, in Etruria, present day Toscany.
257 Pius IX (1846-1878) 101 Crux de cruce
258 Leo XIII (1878-1903) 102 Lumen in caelo
259 St. Pius X (1903-1914) 103 Ignis ardent
(ardent fire)
260 Benedict XV (1914-1922) 104 Religio depopulata
261 Pius XI (1922-1939) Jew* 105 Fides intrepida
262 Pius XII (1939-1958) Jew** 106 Pastor angelicus Eugenio Pancelli was (Black Nobility).
263 John XXIII (1958-1963) Jew***** 107 Pastor et Nauta (pastor and marine). Prior to his election he was patriarch of Venice, a marine city, home of the gondolas. Occultist Angelo Roncalli chose the same name and number as Antipope John XXIII (1410-1415) for his papacy in 1958. See Piers Compton The Broken Cross, p. 59).
264 Paul VI (1963-1978) Jew*** 108 Flos florum (flower of flowers). His arms displayed three lilies.
265 John Paul I (1978) 109 De medietate Lunae (from the midst of the moon). Albino Luciani, born in Canale d'Ogardo, diocese of Belluno, (beautiful moon) Elected pope on August 26, his reign lasted about a month, from half a moon to the next half...
266 John Paul II
(1978-2005) Jew****
110 De labore Solis (of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun). Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. There was also solar eclipse on April 8, 2005, the day of his funeral. The eclipse did occur.
267 Benedict XVI
111 Gloria olivae
Benedict means "Blessed by God." Prior to his elevation to the Purple, Joseph Alois Ratzinger was Prefect of the Holy Office of the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously known as The Roman and Universal Inquisition). As a staunch defender of the Church his immediate personna is one of hard line orthodoxy. He is an opponent of homosexuality, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, and abortion. He would appear well-qualified to be pope of the cloven hoof (Revelation 17:10-11; 13:3-10 and I Thessalonians 5:3).
268 ???   In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, & Iudex tremÍdus iudicabit populum suum. Finis.
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)
According to the prophecy of Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 13 and 17:10-18, the last pontiff will be the Devil-incarnate, and he will break Rome's covenant with the Jewish bankers. It seems Malachy made only 111 predictions so that John Paul II's successor, "Gloria Olivae" should be the final pope. It appears the Benedictines devised pope 112 to dissociate their order from the "Beast".

Partial List of "Jewish" Popes

Jew Gert Haendler: Kirchengeschichte, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Berlin, 1980
Jew * Das Papsttum, Breitkopf & Haertel 1904. Pope Leo X was a Medici (i.e. Khazar Black Nobility) and Clement VII was his cousin.
Jew ** Khazar Black Nobility whose father was a banker brought to Rome in Rothschild employ.
Jew ***Paul VI, Montini, was Jew according to the Blue Book of prominent families in Italy.
Jew **** Mother was a Jew, maiden name "Katz" Polonised as "Kaczorowska".
Jew ***** whose family had been accepted into the annals of Roman nobility more than a century before his birth. (The Broken Cross - The Hidden Hand in the Vatican by Piers Compton, p. 51).

Despite the fact there was no such office or word as "pope" until about the fourth century and that Peter was neither Roman Catholic nor pope, commencing with Peter, the first ten popes were "Jews" of some description (Philip I by William Thomas Walsh, Shead & Ward London, 1938).

Some "Jewish" popes previous to Malachy's prophecy include, Zephyrin (199-217), Siricus (384-399), Hormidas (514-523), and Analdet II (1130-1138). (Gert Haendler: Kirchengeschichte, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Berlin, 1980).
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