His first book, Inside the Priory of Sion was released in 2011 and his second book, The Last Pope, was released in June 2013. He can currently be seen in a documentary series called Forbidden History on the BBC Yesterday channel
Author: Robert Howells
Rob Howells has spent the last twenty years investigating the mysteries of Rennes-le-Chateau, the Priory of Sion and the history of conspiracy theories. During this time he has built up an extensive knowledge and experience of secret societies, symbolism and esoteric thought. As a manager for five years of Watkins Books in London, one of the oldest esoteric bookshops in Europe, he extended his research into transpersonal psychology, sacred geometry, Gnosticism and alchemy. He also came into contact with a number of secret societies during this time including the Priory of Sion, the Freemasons, the Order of Lazarus, various neo-Templar orders plus Sufis and other religious groups. His first book, Inside the Priory of Sion was released in 2011 and his second book, The Last Pope, was released in June 2013. He can currently be seen in a documentary series called Forbidden History on the BBC Yesterday channel
This book details the history of various prophecies, some of which were hidden away in the Vatican for hundreds of years, and predicts that the reign of the last pope will herald the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great ...
Author: Leo Lyon Zagami
Publisher: CCC Publishing
TREACHERY, INTRIGUE, AND WORLD DOMINATION BEHIND THE VATICAN WALLS The last pope narrative regained importance with the historical abdication of Pope Benedict XVI in February, 2013. His resignation led to the surprising election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the first Jesuit pope in history. It’s very unusual to have two popes living in the Vatican at the same time. What’s more, Pope Francis fits the profile of one whom many have prophesied to be the last, and who will oversee the final transformation and destruction of the Catholic Church. This book details the history of various prophecies, some of which were hidden away in the Vatican for hundreds of years, and predicts that the reign of the last pope will herald the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation.” Pope Francis: The Last Pope? Money, Masons and Occultism in the Decline of the Catholic Church also explores the recent scandals within the Catholic Church and addresses questions including: What pressures decreed the end of the pontificate of Benedict XVI? What powers have an interest for the Church to end? and What is the relationship between the Vatican and the New World Order? Ideal for anyone interested in prophecies about the end of times, Pope Francis: The Last Pope? reveals the truth about the extent of Freemasonry’s influence in the Vatican and the darkness that may follow the parallel institutions, as well as fascinating investigations into the Gay Lobby, presence of Islamic prayers in the Vatican, the Jesuit agenda, the legend of the White Pope and the Black Pope, the Third Secret of Fátima, and how Benedict’s resignation may fulfill an ancient prophecy. The author substantiates his research by including secret, never before seen documents, as well as hard evidence from the heart of Freemasonry and the Holy See.
Many believe that Pope Benedict XVI was number 111 of the 112 popes prophesied by the Catholic saint and Bishop Malachy.Some have said that there would only be 112, and since Pope Francis I is after Pope Benedict XVI, this could make him ...
Author: Ph. D. Bob Thiel
Publisher: Nazarene Books, Division of Doctors' Research Incorporated
Many believe that Pope Benedict XVI was number 111 of the 112 popes prophesied by the Catholic saint and Bishop Malachy. Some have said that there would only be 112, and since Pope Francis I is after Pope Benedict XVI, this could make him 112-Peter the Roman-the last pope-the pope who Bishop Malachy said would oversee the destruction of Rome--and this is consistent with biblical prophecy. Catholic prophecies also tell of an antipope who will betray that faith. Could this really be Pope Francis I? Is Pope Francis I possibly the Antichrist? What will happen in the future if he or a successor is?
The book also explores the claim that the prophecies are forgeries.
Author: Robert Howells
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Category: Social Science
Nearly a thousand years ago the Archbishop of Armagh, later canonised as St Malachy, made a series of prophecies that were hidden in the Vatican for 400 years. His predictions gave clues to the identities of the 109 Popes from medieval times to present day, including the final Pope who would oversee the end of the Papacy and the fall of the Roman Catholic Church. The Last Pope examines the sudden 'rediscovery' of these prophecies in the 16th century and how they may have been used as propaganda in the campaign to promote Pope Gregory XIV to the papal throne. The book also explores the claim that the prophecies are forgeries. Ultimately, they stand or fall by their accuracy (after the time of their rediscovery), and there are many examples where, even in recent years, they have proven to be entirely correct. Pope Benedict XVI may have been the penultimate Pope. According to the prophecies of St Malachy, the next Pope will be the last. In the final prophecy, St Malachy describes the last Pope as 'Peter the Roman'. By deduction, Robert Howells has identified which Cardinals are likely to be present at the next Vatican Conclave to choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. A favourite among them is a candidate who can readily be identified as 'Peter the Roman'. If he comes to power he may yet prove Malachy right, and oversee the fall of Rome and the destruction of the Catholic Church.
He is known as Pope Francis the Second, the first and last Black-African Pope of
the Roman Catholic Church. Enyi Chebea also remains the first and last Pope to
come out as a gay man, and as an atheist. He is credited with initiating the ...
Author: Vlad Bunea
Publisher: Raresh Vlad Bunea
The futurist progressive novel that has it all: the first black African, atheist, openly gay pope, the unification of North and South Korea, the formation of the United States of Europe, human-like artificial intelligence, signals from aliens, a woman elevated to the rank of Cardinal and more, gay marriages approved by all Christian Churches, the end of the Catholic Church and the beginning of something much better for the whole of humanity. "An ambitious philosophical novel about a transformative pope... impassioned ...analytical ...invigorating...” - Kirkus Reviews
Pope Francis comes before us as the pope of rapprochement, “reconciliation by
proximity,” and the appeal to unity in the ... John Paul II was the last conciliar pope, and Benedict XVI the last pope to participate in Vatican II as a theological ...
But last year Pope Francis had a rather different idea. On 22 December 2014,
with almost two years behind him as pontiff, Francis set aside the traditional
festive formularies and subjected his audience of cardinals and archbishops to a
Author: Paul Vallely
Publisher: A&C Black
From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.
"The Last Pope? ... takes you to Rome, Geneva, Belfast, and the U.S. to discover the story of venerated Irish prophet St. Malachy.
Author: Thomas Horn
Publisher: Wnd Films
"The Last Pope? [...] takes you to Rome, Geneva, Belfast, and the U.S. to discover the story of venerated Irish prophet St. Malachy. Locked away inside the Vatican archives for 400 years, Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes emerged in the late 1500s at a time of great papal upheaval. Heralded then as a miraculous development, the prophecy's origin and early years are cloaked in murky mysticism. According to Malachy's Prophecy, with the recent election of a new pope, a time of vast biblical significance is now at hand."--Container.
The story of the first Pope to resign in over 700 years. Pope Benedict made history when he became the first Pope in over 700 years to resign from office, stunning the Catholic Church the world over.
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Pope Benedict made history by being the first Pope in over 700 years to resign from office. The Catholic Church the world over was stunned. Worn out by corruption in the Church and by an endless series of clerical sex scandals, he decided that the resolution of all these problems was outside his power for a man of his age. Last Testament is nearest to an autobiography from the shy and private man who has remained “hidden to the world” in a former convent in the Vatican gardens. He breaks his silence on issues such as: - The “Vatileaks” case in which his butler leaked some of his personal letters that alleged corruption and scandal in the Vatican - The presence of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican and how he dismantled it - His alleged Nazi upbringing - His attempts at cleaning up the “dirt in the church” (clerical sexual abuse) - The mysterious private secretary “Gorgeous George” On a more personal level he writes with great warmth of his successor Pope Francis, who he admits has a popular touch, a star quality which he has lacked. Much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedict`s Papacy--in this book he addresses these controversies and reveals how at his late age, governing and reforming the Papacy and particularly the Vatican, was beyond him.
It is no wonder that people, including Christians for whom the Bible is written, dismiss the Book of Revelation as pure nonsense!It looks a grim future indeed if these prophecies are to be fulfilled but it may come as a tremendous surprise ...
Author: Alan R. Peters
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Newly appointed Pope, Francis I, is not only supposed to be the last one, according to the 12th century Irish prophet Malachy, but it is claimed that he will also be “The Anti-Christ”! So how can he be the “Last Pope” and how could such a devout Christian be labelled “The Antichrist”?Other entities predicted to appear in The End Times are "The False Prophet" and “The Beast”, which will allegedly force everyone to worship him and his image and have his name written on their foreheads, or be killed! It is no wonder that people, including Christians for whom the Bible is written, dismiss the Book of Revelation as pure nonsense!It looks a grim future indeed if these prophecies are to be fulfilled but it may come as a tremendous surprise to learn that the “Beast 666” and the “Image of The Beast”, are in fact two separate entities both of which have fulfilled their prophecies and passed into obscurity years ago.This book attempts to put together a complete picture of the predicted "Last Days" and understand what is likely to happen, using information contained in The Bible, but interpreted with 21st century knowledge and understanding.
To your Holiness, Pope Francis, I congratulate you on your election as pope. I
dedicate this book to you and your predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. It has been
completely 50 years since the coronation of Pope Paul VI and the last pope to
Author: Sergio Becerra II
A tiara decorated with three crowns and now the pope is the father of princes and kings, ruler of the world, vicar of our savior Jesus Christ and to whom his honor and glory through all ages.
That day you drove us to the airport and accompanied us till the last moment, and
by then I had already understood that you were very much aware of what you
were risking. The airport was one of the key points controlled by the military and ...
Author: Elisabetta Piqué
Publisher: Loyola Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Italy, they call him il Papa, which means “The Father.” Until his unprecedented election, author and friend Elisabetta Piqué called him Padre Jorge. He may have changed his name to become Pope Francis, but it did not change their friendship. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, countless books have been written to help the world understand this deeply complex yet simple servant of God. What sets Pope Francis: Life and Revolution apart from all other biographies of Pope Francis is the careful research and original investigation behind it, along with the fact that it is written by an internationally respected journalist—Elisabetta Piqué—who has remained close to the Pope since first meeting him back in 2001. Over 75 individuals were interviewed for Pope Francis: Life and Revolution, including lay people, priests, bishops, and cardinals who have known or worked with Francis at various times in his life. Insights from these people, as well as from friends and family members, allow us to see a profoundly personal side of the Pope. His humility and humanity, courage and conviction, and warmth and wisdom are revealed as Piqué shares little-known episodes from Francis’s life. With a foreword by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Pope Francis: Life and Revolution is the definitive resource and narrative of a man personally known by few and revered and respected by many. Pope Francis: Life and Revolution reveals a man consistent in his beliefs and actions. He is a spiritual leader unwavering in his love for God, whose inner joy and peace move him—and can inspire us—to serve the least, the last, and the lost. Also available in Spanish! El Papa Francisco: vida y revolución
Release on 2020-04-15 | by Archbishop Georg Ganswein
Former Prefect of the Papal Household Archbishop Georg Ganswein presents a stirring defense of Catholic theology, Church tradition, and the primacy of the Catholic Faith in his much-anticipated American book debut, How the Catholic Church ...
Author: Archbishop Georg Ganswein
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Former Prefect of the Papal Household Archbishop Georg Ganswein presents a stirring defense of Catholic theology, Church tradition, and the primacy of the Catholic Faith in his much-anticipated American book debut, How the Catholic Church Can Restore Our Culture. As one of the most distinguished figures in the Catholic Church and the only man to have been in daily interaction with two popes simultaneously, Archbishop Ganswein presents an array of profound observations about the state of the Church and its likely future in an increasingly secular society. He offers a vigorous and convincing argument for the indispensability of the Catholic Church as a civilizing force in culture, and how she alone can, and must, serve as a bulwark against the growing cultural totalitarianism seizing the West. Ganswein also interprets what the “expanded papacy” means for the Church and explains how Pope Benedict’s resignation has played a critical and necessary role in demythologizing the office of the papacy. Finally, he offers a framework for spiritual renewal, beginning with the personal reform of priests and bishops. To save the Church, the archbishop explains, we need clerics who prioritize and epitomize the proclamation of God’s Word in their own lives and work. The “pastoral approach” of today is important, but only if it recaptures its original, evangelical dimension.
While this is a rich telling of Bergoglio’s life and ascension to the papacy, it is more movingly a spiritual memoir that draws us deep into a knowing of this at once humble and soul-stirring rekindler of faith.”—Chicago Tribune “A ...
Author: Mark K. Shriver
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver—along with the rest of the world—was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis’s personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver’s own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio’s native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to a faith-based life and takes us to the humble parish where the future pontiff’s pastoral career began: in a church created from a converted vegetable shed in an area just outside the city of Buenos Aires. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how Francis's commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized. Praise for Pilgrimage “Well-researched . . . Pilgrimage shines a light on [Pope Francis’s] unexplored aspects. . . . A very timely and important addition to the literature on the life and person and thinking of Pope Francis. Everybody interested in Pope Francis will enjoy reading this biography.”—The Washington BookReview “Apt to stir the soul of readers . . . While this is a rich telling of Bergoglio’s life and ascension to the papacy, it is more movingly a spiritual memoir that draws us deep into a knowing of this at once humble and soul-stirring rekindler of faith.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating portrait of a man and a nourishing account of spiritual yearning.”—Booklist “This fast-paced and fascinating tale takes us on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s pilgrimage from his grandmother’s knee in the Italian-Argentine community, through years of success and sorrow in the tumultuous country that he loved, to his surprise election as Pope Francis.”—Cokie Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868 “All people of good faith, including those whose lives are not guided by religious beliefs, will be inspired and enlightened by the compelling manner in which Pilgrimage brings us closer to the heart and mind of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis. I highly recommend this book; it will make a difference in your life.”—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap.
As part of his revolutionary new vision for the Church, Francis calls on all believers to be 'full-time Christians' and not 'living-room Christians', and to struggle against the trappings of power, and the worship of money and careerism ...
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd Limited
Category: Catholic Church
* The first major authorised book by Pope Francis in the English language.* Approved by the Vatican.* Foreword by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.~"The Church's primary task is to bear witness to the mercy of God and to encourage generous reactions of solidarity in order to open a future of hope"The focal point of Pope Francis' Church is mercy: in the dialogue between human fragility and God's mercy the Church has to welcome and help everyone to find the 'good news' of Christian hope. As part of his revolutionary new vision for the Church, Francis calls on all believers to be 'full-time Christians' and not 'living-room Christians', and to struggle against the trappings of power, and the worship of money and careerism.Francis has spoken and written widely on these themes during his first year as Pope, and his thoughts are here collected for the first time, edited and abridged with full Vatican approval.The book is aimed at a broader readership, believers and non-believers, priests, religious, dedicated laypeople, and teachers.10 chapters as follows: The Good News of Christ; A Poor Church for the Poor; Listening to the Spirit; Proclamation and Testimony; Full-time Christians; Shepherds with the 'odour of the sheep'; The Choice of the Last; Demolish the Idols; The Culture of Good; Mary, Mother of Evangelism.
We noted that in recent years an indoctrinational evangelical catechesis has
emerged relying heavily on the 1994 Universal Catechism of the Catholic Church
as both the first and last word on any issue. Because time is always an issue for ...
if there is one homily that is repeated in the documents of the Argentine bishops
of the last few decades, it is the one referring to national reconciliation following
the political violence that plunged the country into mourning until the return to ...
Author: Sergio Rubin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was chosen as the next Pope in one of the shortest conclaves in history. He is the first Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope to come from Latin America. Who is this man, and how did he come to such high position? This book begins with the arrival of Bergoglio's family in Buenos Aires in 1929, travelling from Italy, explores his childhood as one of a family of five, his first job as a factory cleaner and the bout of pneumonia which forced him to reassess his life completely. Then from his early days as a seminarian through his experience as a teacher of psychology and literature, through to his consecration as a cardinal by Pope John Paul II, Bergoglio shares his experiences of faith and life. The difficult subjects are met head on, from the declining numbers of priests to celibacy and even the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the church - and through it all, Bergoglio's humble approach and desire to live an austere and faithful life shine through. This is a Pope who will not allow himself to be fitted to a traditional mould - and the world waits with bated breath to see what his time as leader of the world's largest church will bring.
The variation of the wording of the last clause suggests that the author of the
formula drew on Gen 1.27, thereby saying that in baptism the structure of the
original creation had been set aside. One senses in the formula itself, then, an
Author: Garry Wills
The New York Times bestselling historian takes on a pressing question in modern religion—will Pope Francis embrace change? Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope and the first from the Americas, offers a challenge to his church. Can he bring about significant change? Should he? Garry Wills, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, argues provocatively that, in fact, the history of the church throughout is a history of change. In this brilliant and incisive study, Wills describes the deep and serious changes that have taken place in the church or are in the process of occurring. These include the change from Latin, the growth and withering of the ecclesiastical monarchy, the abandonment of biblical literalism, the assertion and nonassertion of infallibility, and the erosion of church patriarchy. In such developments we see the living church adapting itself to the new historical circumstances. As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the church that we can understand Pope Francis's and the church's challenges. From the Hardcover edition.
two Argentine journalists, as are both authors of this book, to write and tell the
world about Pope Francis is like ... election is an especially interesting
phenomenon for us to observe, and it will probably create an impact that will last
a long time.
Author: Luis Rosales
Publisher: Humanix Books
The Catholic Church has been undoubtedly going through a period of profound crisis. Endless scandals and conspiracies have plagued the Church in recent years, and with resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, the Catholic community was left in dire need of direction and spiritual renewal. Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, elected to Saint Peter’s Throne on March 13, 2013, in one of the briefest conclaves in history, represents a rekindled sense of hope for the Church’s 1.2 billion followers. The first Jesuit to occupy the papacy, Pope Francis I is also the first pope ever to hail from the Americas, and has inspired an enormous sense of pride, especially among Latin Americans and his native Argentina. Francis: A Pope for Our Time, The Definitive Biography incisively chronicles Pope Francis’ ancestry, youth, call to faith, humble beginnings with the Society of Jesus, and rise through Argentina’s ecclesiastical ranks, all the way to the Vatican. The book emphasizes His Holiness’ Jesuit background of humility, poverty, and service that stands to reform the Vatican’s long history of lavish excess and removed otherworldly style of leadership. This concise biography also details Jorge Bergoglio’s coming of age during the Peronist years, the challenges he faced throughout Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship, as well as his political stance against the progressive policies of the Kirchners. Known as the “Black Pope” (for his Jesuit garb), the “Pope of the Poor,” and the “Third World Pope,” such monikers exemplify Pope Francis’ original and primary mandate: his pastoral commitment to society’s most underprivileged and disenfranchised. His dedication to interreligious dialogue, accessibility to his community, and rejection of pomp in favor of simplicity promises to bring real-world leadership to a modern Church desperate to emerge from old-world precepts.
Release on 2013-05-02 | by Julie Schwietert Collazo
After all, when's the last time you heard of a Pope who admits to loving tango and
who's pledged his undying loyalty to one Buenos Aires football club since
childhood? He also walks the walk, which instantly won him respect and
Author: Julie Schwietert Collazo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A wide-ranging collection of quotes from the new Pope’s writings and speeches, revealing his opinions on the moral issues surrounding the Catholic Church today – from wealth inequality to assisted suicide, contraception and homosexuality to celibacy and the role of women.