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Pastor/Evangelist Len Hutsell has written a book documenting the fulfillment of each of the Papal Prophecies (written by St. Malachy) entitled Asleep At Midnight, which sells for $25.00. It may be ordered at the address given below. He has also written a 441-page book giving a verse-by-verse analysis/explanation of the Book of Revelation called The Apocalypse Unveiled that sells for $45.00 and may also be ordered at the following address. There is no cost for shipping. Cash and checks are accepted.
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Len Hutsell's End-Times Trumpet Article
"Blow ye the Trumpet in Zion, sound an alarm in My holy mountain...
for the Day of the Lord comes, it is nigh at hand!"
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Is Pope Francis The Last Pope?
(Papal Prophecies — Part 5)

by Pastor/Evangelist Len Hutsell
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Amos 3:7 — "Surely the Lord God will do nothing but that He revealeth His secret unto His servants the Prophets."

In my End-Times Trumpet articles of the last 4 months I have been discussing and explaining the fulfillment of a "Papal Prophecy" given (as he claimed in a vision) to the Catholic Bishop Malachy O'Morgair in the year 1140 just outside of Rome as he was in the process of completing a trip from his home Parish in Armagh, Ireland to Rome. In seeing that "vision" "St. Malachy" wrote down 112 prophetic statements to describe the next 112 Popes with the 112th Prophecy being the last and a descriptive prophecy of the reign of the final Pope of the Roman Catholic Church who would be reigning over the Catholic Church during the time of the Great Tribulation at which time the Antichrist would destroy the Vatican and possibly kill the Pope and try to put an end to the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis
Fig. 1. Pope Francis (Photo Credit:
As I have shown in the previous 4 months' articles of my End-Times Trumpet the first 111 of the "Papal Prophecies Of St. Malachy" have literally (every one of them) been fulfilled through the reign of the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. And the only one of the Papal Prophecies that has not yet been fulfilled, but which will likely be fulfilled during the reign of the present Pope Francis, is the 112th Papal Prophecy, which says:

"During the last persecution of the Holy Roman Church there shall set Peter of Rome, who will nourish his sheep amidst many Tribulations, and when these shall have passed the city of seven hills shall be utterly destroyed and the Dreadful Judge will judge the people."

The Latin word that is translated "Dreadful Judge" here is the word "Tremedus" which has also been translated "Awful Judge" but which literally means "Tremendous Judge", who is and will be the Lord Jesus Christ at His "Second Coming".

This 112th Papal Prophecy of St. Malachy also agrees with the Biblical Prophecy of Rev. 17:16 — "And the ten horns" (10 nations of Antichrist's Kingdom) "which you saw upon the Beast" (Antichrist) "these shall hate the Whore" (the Catholic Church — which is identified in Rev. 17:18 as "that great city that reigns over the Kings of the Earth", which, when John wrote the Book of Revelation was Rome which at that time was the Capitol of the Roman Empire and which now, as the Capitol of the Roman Catholic Church, has continued to "reign over the Kings of the Earth") "and shall make her desolate and naked and shall eat her flesh and burn her with fire."

Statue depicting Our Lady of Fátima
Fig. 2. "Statue depicting Our Lady of Fátima" (Photo and Caption Credit:
This destruction of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope was also foretold in a prophetic vision of Pope Pius X who in the year 1909, while granting an audience, leaned back in his chair, and went into a momentary "trance" in which he saw a "vision" of the "end times" and then he sat up and opened his eyes and said: "What I see is terrifying! Will it be me myself? Or will it be a successor? What is certain is that the Pope will have to quit Rome and, in leaving the Vatican will have to walk over the dead bodies of the Priests!"

This destruction of the Vatican and the Papacy was also seen in a vision and foretold to three "shepherd children" — Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto — in 1917 by a vision that they supposedly saw of the Virgin Mary, who, because of that vision in Fatima, Portugal has been given the title/name of "Our Lady Of Fatima".

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
Fig. 3. "The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima is one of the largest Marian shrines in the world." (Photo and Caption Credit:
Lúcia Santos with cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, 1917
Fig. 4. "Lúcia Santos (left) with her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, 1917" (Photo and Caption Credit:
In describing the "Third Secret" Sis. Lucia Santos (a Catholic Nun) wrote: "We" (she and her two cousins) "saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his hand that gave out flames as though it would set the World on fire. Pointing to the Earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out with a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance'" ("Repent, Repent, Repent") "And we saw in an immense light that is God... a Bishop" (a Pope) "dressed in white" (like the all-white robes worn by Pope Francis) "and we had the impression that it was the Holy Father. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women religious, were going up a steep mountain at the top of which there was a big Cross... before reaching there the Holy Father" (the Pope) "passed through a big city half in ruins" (Rome, with the "ruins" being the Vatican) "and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way. Having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of a big Cross, he was killed by a group of soldiers" (Antichrist's soldiers) "who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way died one after another Bishops, Priests, men and women religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross were two Angels, each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the martyrs."

Interestingly, the Psychic Prophetess Jeane Dixon also gave a similar prophecy in which she prophesied: "A Pope will be assassinated. The assassination will be the final blow to the office of the Holy See. This Pope will be the same one who will be chosen in the not too distant future... His influence will be such that he will be the last one ever to reign as singular Head of the Church."

As we compare these prophecies with the 112th and final "Papal Prophecy Of St. Malachy" it seems likely that the fulfillment of these prophecies will take place during the reign of Pope Francis, who will, most likely be the last Pope of the Catholic Church. Let me explain why I say that is most likely so (but "Time" will reveal whether or not it indeed does come to pass during the reign of Pope Francis):

1) According to the "Papal Prophecies Of St. Malachy", the reign of "Peter The Roman" — the 112th Pope of the Prophecy — will be the last, and since Pope Francis is the 112th, with (without a question) Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI being the 111th, then the reign of "Peter The Roman" has to be the reign of Pope Francis unless there is a "gap" between the 111th Pope of the Prophecy (Pope Benedict XVI) and the 112th Pope of the Prophecy.

2) Pope Francis is, in reality, a "Roman" (as "Peter The Roman") in that, even though he was born and raised in Argentina and became the "Arch-Bishop Of Argentina", yet his parents were, in reality "Roman" in that they migrated to Argentina from Italy, and thus the heritage of Pope Francis is "Roman".

3) It is true that Pope Francis name is not "Peter" (as "Peter The Roman") nor did he take the Papal name of "Pope Peter", however he is strongly associated with the name "Peter" in the following ways:

(1) The day that he was elected as Pope — March 13, 2013 —he was introduced to the World on the balcony of the Sistine Chapel with the words "Habemus Papam" ("We have a Pope") by a Cardinal whose name was Jean-Louis "Pierre" (PETER) Tauran, and the name "Pierre" is the French spelling for "Peter". In other words: "Francis" was introduced to the World by "Peter".

(2) He took the Papal name of "Pope Francis" from "St. Francis of Assisi" whose father's name was "Peter" and who, because the name "Peter" was his father's name also had the name of "Peter" incorporated into his own name as "Giovanni Francisco di Pietro di Bernardone" which means (by translation) "John Francis of PETER of Bernardone".
     An internet news article from "PeoplePCOnline", on the date of March 13, 2013, titled "Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected 'Pope Francis'" stated: "In choosing to call himself 'Francis' the new Pope is associating himself with the much-loved Italian Saint from Assisi known as a symbol of peace, poverty, and simplicity. 'St. Francis' was born to a wealthy family but renounced his wealth and founded the 'Franciscan Order Of Friars'."
     Another "PeoplePCOnline" news article from the date of March 16, 2013 titled "Francis Turns On Charm In First Meeting With Press" stated: "'Let me tell you a story'" (Pope) "Francis said in a break from his prepared text during a special gathering for thousands of journalists, media workers, and guests in the Vatican's Auditorium."
(Pope) "Francis then described how he was comforted by his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, as it appeared the voting"
(in the Papal Conclave) "was going his way and it seemed 'a bit dangerous' that he would reach the two-thirds necessary to be elected" (as Pope).
     "When the threshold was reached, applause erupted in the frescoed Sistine Chapel.
(Cardinal Hummes) "'hugged me, he kissed me, and he said: 'Don't forget about the poor'" (Pope) "Francis recalled. 'And that's how in my heart came the name of 'Francis Of Assisi' who devoted his life to the poor and to missionary outreach, and to caring for God's creation.'
     "He said he"
(Pope Francis / Jorge Bergoglio) "was inspired immediately after the election when he thought about wars.
     "'St. Francis Of Assisi,' the Pope said, 'was the man of the poor, the man of peace, the man who loved and cared for creation, and in this moment we don't have such a great relationship with creation.'"

(3) Another way in which Pope Francis is associated with the name "Peter", in connection to the fact that he took his papal name of "Pope Francis" from "St. Francis Of Assisi" is by the fact that after "St. Francis Of Assisi" founded the "Franciscan Order Of Friars" in the Catholic Church he then turned the governance of it over to a "Peter": Brother PETER Catani.

Symbol of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits
Fig. 5. Symbol of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits (Illustration Credit:
(4) Pope Francis is also a member of the "Jesuits" (in fact he is the first Pope to be a member of the "Jesuits" ["The Society Of Jesus"] ) which was founded in 1534 by three men: Ignatius Of Loyola, St. FRANCIS Xavier, and "Blessed" Pierre (PETER) Favre. Thus we see that the names of "Francis" and "Peter" were associated together in the founding of the Jesuits, of which Pope Francis is a member.

(5) As Pope, Pope Francis has a "Petrine Ministry" (as do all Popes), which means that he has a "PETER Ministry".

Pope Francis' Coat of Arms
Fig. 6. Papal Coat of Arms Of Pope Francis (Illustration Credit:
(6) The Papal Coat-Of-Arms of Pope Francis contains the "Jesuit Symbol" on it as well as a Star which stands for Mary the mother of Jesus and a cluster of grapes which stands for Joseph the husband of Mary and the slogan "Miserando Atque Eligendo," which means "Lowly But Chosen" and the Coat-Of-Arms also contains the "Crossed Keys Of PETER" (as do all Papal Coats-Of-Arms) which is based upon Jesus telling the Apostle Simon Peter — in Matt. 16:18-19 — "And I say unto you that you are PETER and upon this ROCK I will build My Church and the gate of Hell will not prevail against it. And I will give unto you the Keys To The Kingdom Of Heaven..."

(7) On the day of his inauguration as "Pope Francis" — Tuesday, March 19. 2013 — Pope Francis stopped to pray at the above ground station of the Tomb of St. Peter and a Cardinal stationed there stated to him: "The Good Shepherd charged PETER to feed His lambs and His sheep, today you" (Pope Francis) "succeed him as the Bishop of the Church." In other words what that Cardinal was stating was: "St. Peter was the Pope of his day and now you — Pope Francis — is the 'St. Peter' Pope of our day!"

(8) On the date of April 1, 2013 Pope Francis invoked "The Blessing Of Peter" upon his Papal Ministry as he went to visit the underground Tomb of Peter in the Necropolis, becoming the first Pope to visit the Necropolis where pagans and early Christians were buried, as was reported by CBS News in an article titled "Pope Francis Visits St. Peter's Tomb Under Vatican":

Pope Francis visits Peter's Tomb
Fig. 7. "Pope Francis, flanked by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, left, and Bishop Vittorio Lanzani, right, kneels in prayer in front of what is believed to be the burial site of St. Peter's in the necropolis where pagans and early Christians were buried under St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on April 1, 2013... By doing so, Francis became the first pontiff to visit the necropolis..." (Photo and Caption Credit: Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
(9) Pope Francis' actual name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the first four letters of his last name — "Bergoglio" — is the word "Berg" which literally means "mountain". For example: an "IceBERG" is an "ice mountain" and a "mountain" can also be referred to as a "Rock" and the name "PETER" also means "ROCK"!

Not only do I believe that Pope Francis will be the fulfillment of the 112th Papal Prophecy of St. Malachy — the prophecy of "Peter The Roman" — but I also believe that he will be the Pope that will sign a "Concordant" with the Antichrist, not realizing that he is the Antichrist as is foretold in Rev. 17:3 (where the "harlot woman" is seen riding the Beast / being in alliance with the "Beast" [Antichrist]). This was historically foreshadowed by Pope Pius VII signing a "Concordant" with Napoleon Bonaparte, after which Napoleon took the Pope prisoner, and was also foreshadowed by Pope Pius XI (through his Papal Secretary Of State Pacelli, who later became Pope Pius XII) signing a "Concordant" with Adolf Hitler, who later became an enemy of the Catholic Church and of the Pope. I believe this for several reasons, which are:

1) CNN is calling Pope Francis "The New World Pope", which I know that they mean by that that he is a Pope from the "New World" of the Americas (Argentina in South America) but if you take the emphasis off of "New World" and instead put it on "new WORLD POPE" you see that they are really referring to him as a "WORLD POPE", which would fit the prophetic designation of the Pope of Rev. 17.

2) From the Biblical description of the Tribulation Pope, of Rev. 17, it can be seen that the Tribulation Pope will be a Pope that will try to unite all of the religions of the World, even though there never will be a true "One World Church".
     Pope Francis seems to "fit" as a "uniter" of all the religions of the World as is seen by the fact that after his election as Pope, representatives of nearly every religion in the World flocked to support him and his election as Pope.
     An article in Wikipedia — an internet online encyclopedia — entitled "Pope Francis" stated: "Evangelical leaders, including Argentine Luis Palau, who moved to the US in his twenties, have welcomed the news of Bergoglio's election as Pope based on his relations with Evangelical Protestants, noting that Bergoglio 's financial manager for the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires was an Evangelical Christian who Bergoglio referred to as his friend... who would read the Bible and pray with him. Palau describes Bergoglio's approach to relationships with Evangelicals as one of 'building bridges' ...majoring on what we can agree on: the divinity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His resurrection, and the Second Coming. Juan Pablo Bongarra, President of the Argentine Bible Society, recounts that Bergoglio not only met with Evangelicals but prayed with them and asked them to pray for him. Other Evangelical leaders agree that Bergoglio's relationship in Argentina helps him to be able to better understand Protestantism."
     The article continued:
     "Gregory Venables, Anglican Bishop of Argentina, has called Bergoglio 'a devout Christian and friend to Anglicans.' Rev. Mark Hanson, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Of America (ECLA) greeted the news of Bergoglio's election with a public statement that praised his work with Lutherans of Argentina. "Bergoglio is also known for his efforts to 'further close the nearly 1000 year estrangment with the Orthodox Churches.' Father Antoni Sevruk, Rector of the Russian Orthodox Church Of St. Catherine The Great Martyr, in Rome, said that Bergoglio 'often visited Orthodox Churches in the Russian Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral in Buenes Aires' and is known as an advocate on behalf of the Orthodox Church in dealing with Argentina's Government.
     "Bergoglio also has close ties to the Jewish Community of Argentina and attended Jewish Rosh Hashanah services in 2007 at a Synagogue in Buenos Aires. The Catholic Zenit News Agency reported that Bergoglio told the Jewish Congregation during his visit that he went to the Synagogue to examine his heart 'like a Pilgrim, together with you, my elder brothers.' After the 1994 AMI A bombing in that city, a terrorist attack upon a Jewish Community Center which killed 85 people, Bergoglio was the first public personality to sign a petition condemning the attack and calling for justice. Leaders of the Jewish community around the World, not just in Argentina, noted that his words and actions 'showed solidarity with the Jewish Community.' A former head of the World Jewish Congress, Israel Singer, reported that he worked with Bergoglio in the early 2000 's distributing aid to the poor as a joint Jewish-Catholic program called 'Tzedaka'.
     "Leaders in the Islamic Community in Buenos Aires welcomed the news of Bergoglio's election as 'Pope Francis'. noting that he 'always showed himself as a friend of the Islamic Community.' Bergoglio visited both a Mosque and an Islamic School in Argentina, visits that Sheik Mohsen AH, the Director of Islam called 'actions that strengthened the relationship between Catholic and Islamic Communities.'"

At the Inauguration/Coronation of Pope Francis, according to an internet news article from the Washington Post, on the date of March 19, 2013: "Leaders of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Janus faiths sat together in a section just below the steps." The article also stated: "Perhaps the most notable sign of the sense of pervasive optimism that is marking the beginning of Pope Francis pontificate was the presence of Batholomew I, the Istanbul-based leader of the World's Orthodox Christians. He is the first Orthodox Christian Patriarch to attend a papal inauguration since the great schism between Orthodoxy and Catholicism nearly a Millennium ago."

3) The Roman Catholic Church, which Pope Francis now heads up, is identified with the colors of "Scarlet", "Purple", and "Gold" in Rev. 17:4 — "And the Woman"(the Roman Catholic Church of Rome — "that great city that reigns over the Kings of the Earth" — Rev. 17:18) "was arrayed in Purple and Scarlet color and decked with Gold..." and at the Inauguration/Coronation of Pope Francis those colors were seen in the apparel of the Bishops and Cardinals. The Washington Post internet news article — March 19, 2013 — entitled: "Catholic Church Inaugurates Pope Francis In Huge Open-Air Mass" stated: "A double line of the Churches Cardinals... were clad in Golden Robes. Representatives from 132 Nations" (Rev. 17:15 — "The waters which you saw, where the Whore sets are peoples, and multitudes, and Nations, and tongues") "including many Heads of State, sat opposite 250 red-capped Cardinals and Purple-clad Bishops."

4) The "Woman" — "Mystery Babylon The Great" — of Rev. 17 is identified as a "Harlot" because she teaches her people to pray to and worship "Images, Angels, Saints, Mary, and Joseph" rather then Jesus Christ (who is the true "Bridegroom" of the Church), and it is to be noted that the "Papal Coat-Of-Arms" of Pope Francis has a "Star" on it which signifies "the Virgin Mary" and a "Cluster of Grapes" on it which signifies "St. Joseph".

5) The reign of Pope Francis is connected with the number "13" in that his election as Pope took place on the date of "March 13, 2013". And it is also to be noted that his Ordination as a Priest took place on the date of Dec. 13, 1969.
     The fact that Pope Francis is identified with the number "13" seems to be significant of the fact that he will be the Pope that will, ignorantly, sign a "Concordant" with the Antichrist as is described in Rev. 17:3 where the "Harlot Woman" is seen "riding the Beast" (being ignorantly in collusion with Antichrist), and the rise-to-power and reign of the Antichrist is foretold in the 13th Chapter of the Book of Revelation.

6) Unknowingly, and perhaps unintentionally (I am sure), Pope Francis also seemed to refer to his papacy as taking place (as the last Pope of the Catholic Church) "at the end of the World". This was seen by the fact that when Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre (PETER) Tauran introduced him to the World on the balcony of the Sistine Chapel on the date of March 13, 2013 (as was recorded in the Corpus Christi Caller Times on the date of March 14, 2013) the first words that the new Pope Francis said was: "You know that the work of the" (Papal) "Conclave is to give a Bishop to Rome. It seems as if my Brother Cardinals went to find him" (the new Pope Francis) "from the ends of the Earth." In making that statement, I am sure that Pope Francis was referring to the fact that he — Cardinal Bergoglio / Pope Francis — was from as far away from Rome as the Cardinals could possibly look (Argentina). However, if you change the word "Earth" to "World" (for the "Earth" is the "World") that statement would be: "It seems as if my Brother Cardinals went to find" (the new Pope) "at The End Of The World!" This seems to have almost been a prophetic statement that his papacy — the papacy of Pope Francis — was taking place at "The End Of The World", which, if true, would place the papacy of Pope Francis as being the papacy of "Peter The Roman", the last Pope of the "Papal Prophecies Of St. Malachy", which would take place at "the end of the World" just before the return of Jesus Christ — "The Tremendous Judge" — "to judge the people" as the 112th and final "Papal Prophecy of St. Malachy" prophesies: "In extreme persecution, the Seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by PETER THE ROMAN who will feed his sheep" (his people) "through many Tribulations" (the "Great Tribulation" of Matt. 24:21) "at the term" (end) "of which the City Of Seven Hills" (Rome) "will be destroyed and the Formidable Judge" (Jesus Christ at His "Second Coming") "will judge the people. The End!" (St. Malachy — 1140).

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Pastor/Evangelist Len Hutsell has written a book documenting the fulfillment of each of the Papal Prophecies (written by St. Malachy) entitled Asleep At Midnight, which sells for $25.00. It may be ordered at the address given below. He has also written a 441-page book giving a verse-by-verse analysis/explanation of the Book of Revelation called The Apocalypse Unveiled that sells for $45.00 and may also be ordered at the following address. There is no cost for shipping. Cash and checks are accepted.

Pastor/Evangelist Len Hutsell is available for "End-Times Bible Prophecy Seminars."
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