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Two Popes foretold 7 years before

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Knowledge of the future is a remarkable thing. It is had naturally by God alone. It is had by all the Saints and Angels of Heaven inasmuch as God hides nothing from them, which He Himself knows by nature. It can be had by holy men on earth, inasmuch as they are friends of God and He reveals something of what He knows by Nature, as may suit their mission of service to Him and His Church. It can be had by learned men, inasmuch as they know the causes of things past and future and through wisdom and prudence make a good guess or estimation of what will come to pass.

But in any case, knowledge of the future is a remarkable thing, because it is very rarely seen.

This is why I consider it necessary, from time to time, to speak of such knowledge in regard to the present crisis in the Church. Its existence shows up the straw men arguments of those who way Bergoglio is certainly the pope, in their absurd accusation that those Catholics who remain loyal to Pope Benedict because they remain loyal to Canon Law, have made up the entire controversy.

Extraordinary and Marvelously accurate Predictions

There are no words but these to describe what I am about to publish in the English speaking world for the first time.

So let me cut to the chase, and quote from the book, printed in Italy, in 2006, from a manuscript completed on Oct. 7, 2003, entitled: Gesù Risorto Sta Per Tornare (The Risen Jesus is about to return), published by the Association, “Amici dei Carismatici Cattolici” (Friend of Charismatics), and subtitled, “La Venuta Intermedia di Gesù secondo la Bibbia, Teologia e Profezia” (The penultimate coming of Jesus according to the Bible, Theology and Prophecy), from the second revised and enlarged edition.

It is important to note, that the book uses the term, Charismatic, in the Catholic sense of the term, as someone who is faithful to the grace of the Holy Spirit in the discernment of prophecy, and not as is used in the English speaking world as someone who follow the Protestant Charismatic Movement.

The Key Passages of the Book

Here, then, is my English translation of the passages which speak of the Two popes. First, page 77, second paragraph:

Another study on the penultimate Parousia was published in sections in the magazine, Messaggi Carismatici Cattolici, which on the basis of private revelations succeeded to reconstruct in a certain order the biblical prophecies. In this study on the penultimate Coming of Jesus it talks of a true and “false pope”, that is of the ecclesiastic Anti-Christ, who both will co-exist after the death of the present Pope John Paul II. To speak of an anti-pope is not an ecclesiological fantasy, because in past centuries there have been several cases, but it treats now of a “false pope” and that he might be elected from within the ecclesiastical Freemasonry, which is gathering strength daily inside the Church. One trust worthy source (reported by the L’Espresso, Dec. 12, 1987) affirms that in 1987 the Mason and journalist, Pier Carpi — in confirming the recruitment as his “brother” of Fulberto Lauro, according to whom the Lodge P2 counted as members even Cardinals and Bishops under false names — specified that “it is called the ‘Ecclesiastical Lodge’ and it is in direct contact with the Gran Master of the United Lodge of England, Duke Michael of Kent. Such a Lodge has be active in the Vatican since 1971. There belong to it more than 100 men, including Cardinals, Bishops and Monsignori in the Roman Curia. They have achieved to keep an absolute secret of their existence, but were detected by the powerful men of Opus Dei.”

The  next quote comes from page 183:

21. What is the true outline for the near future according to the message of charismatics?

In the context of the actual Great Apostasy (cf. St. Paul, 2 Thess. 2:3-4), that is  of the loss of the Faith in many, after the death of John Paul II — who according to the messages of diverse charismatics will have the “palm of martyrdom” — there will be manifested the ecclesiastical Anti-Christ who will ascend the Throne of Saint Peter. Simultaneously, there will be both the “false pope”, that is the ecclesiastical Anti-Christ, promoted by the ecclesiastical Freemasonry (Apocalypse 19:20 calls him the “false prophet”), and the “true pope”, the true successor of Pope John Paul II, who at the beginning will be hidden and will be followed by a minority (a small flock) of Catholics, above all by authentic charismatics and by their movement. There shall be at that time a great schism in the Church: the majority of Catholic Christians will follow the “false pope”. The promise of Jesus: “The gates of Hell shall not prevail” (Matthew 16:18) will be accomplished in a special manner in that historic moment, as Jesus Himself confirmed in a message given to a charismatic (F.C.):  “I will save the Church in an extraordinary way with you” (speaking of charismatics).

The true charismatics will have an importat role at that moment, because it will be precisely they who will indicate who is the True Pope, the true successor of Pope John Paul II: he shall be the one whom one must follow to remain in the true Church of Jesus Christ: Ubi Petrus ibi Ecclesia, as the Fathers of the Church are wont to say, that is, where Peter (and his true successor), there is the true Church.

The next quote is from the End note to the section I just translated, and is found on p. 296:

In the book of Johannes de Parvulis, La Guerra Mistica, published by Segno, Udine, in 2002, on pp. 27-29, he talks of “The Election of a Pope: the conditions for validity”, and says that there exist arguments which permit one to establish with absolute certainty if a pope is false. Then he continues, saying, “Here are some examples:”

A. An irregular election: If the pope has not yet died, of if he has not voluntarily resigned, without contraints, the election is irregular. The new “pope” is a false one.

B. An irregular election: If in the Conclave the number of Cardinals is not that which is required, in this case the election is irregular. The new “pope” is a false one. To guarantee that this number not be altered during an election, the vote of the Cardinals has to be personal and secret. For example, it should not be made electronically, nor publicly, nor given through a proxy, or given telematically, by one outside the Conclave, from a hotel etc..

C. Contradictions (of the Magisterium): The Magisterium of the Church cannot be true and false. That would be a contradiction. A “pope” who would deny what his predecessors had already infallibly decreed at the level of the Magisterium, would not be a Pope but an imposter, a faker clothed as a pope. In the case of a future fake pope, it is possible that these 3 circumstances will present themselves simultaneously at once. Thanks to them, the persons of good will will be able to find direction and know where is the Truth.

I honestly think that there is nothing I need to add, except perhaps a photo of the Book Cover, which has a ISBN number 88-88351-08-6, and can be purchased still in Italy, from EuroLibro.



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INIMICA VIS: The prophetic teaching of Pope Leo XIII to the Bishops of Italy

His Holiness Pope Leo XIII
His Holiness Pope Leo XIII

Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on December 8, 1892.

To the Bishops of Italy:

The enemy forces, inspired by the evil spirit, ever wage war on the Christian name. They join forces in this endeavor with certain groups of men whose purpose is to subvert divinely revealed truths and to rend the very fabric of Christian society with disastrous dissent. Indeed, how much damage these cohorts, as it were, have inflicted on the Church is well-known. And yet, the spirit of all previous groups hostile to Catholic institutions has come to life again in that group called the Masonic sect, which, strong in manpower and resources, is the leader in a war against anything sacred.

2. Our predecessors in the Roman pontificate have in the course of a century and a half outlawed this group not once, but repeatedly. We too, in accordance with Our duty, have condemned it strongly to Christian people, so that they might beware of its wiles and bravely repel its impious assaults. Moreover, lest cowardice and sloth overtake us imperceptibly, We have deliberately endeavored to reveal the secrets of this pernicious sect and the means by which it labors for the destruction of the Catholic enterprise.

3. Now, though, a certain thoughtless indifference on the part of many Italians has resulted in their not recognizing the magnitude and extent of the peril. And so the faith of our ancestors, the salvation won for mankind by Jesus Christ, and, consequently the great benefits of Christian civilization are endangered. Indeed, fearing nothing and yielding to no one, the Masonic sect proceeds with greater boldness day by day: with its poisonous infection it pervades entire communities and strives to entangle itself in all the institutions of our country in its conspiracy to forcefully deprive the Italian people of their Catholic faith, the origin and source of their greatest blessings.

4. This is the reason for the endless artifices they employ in their assault on the divinely inspired faith; this is the reason why the legitimate liberty of the Church is treated with contempt and beset with legal oppression. They believe that the Church does not possess the nature and essence of a true society, that the State has priority over it, and that civil authority takes precedence over sacred authority. This false and destructive doctrine has been frequently condemned by the Holy See. Among many other ills, it has been responsible for the usurpation on the part of civil authorities of that to which they have no right and for their unscrupulous appropriation of what they have alienated from the Church. This is clear in the case of ecclesiastical benefices; they usurp the right to give or withhold the revenues of these according to their good pleasure.

5. Likewise, in a manner no less insidious, they plan to soften the opposition of the lower clergy with their promises. Their purpose in this endeavor can easily be detected, especially since the very authors of this undertaking do not take sufficient pains to conceal what they intend. They wish to win over the clergy by cajolery; once the novelties have confused them, they will withdraw their obedience to legitimate authority. And yet in this matter they seem to have underestimated the virtue of our clergy, who for so many years have given manifest examples of their moderation and loyalty. We have every reason to be confident that, with God’s help, they will continue their devotion to duty no matter what circumstances may arise.

6. This summary indicates both the extent of the activity of the Masonic sect and the goal of its endeavors. What compounds this harmful situation, however, and causes Us deep anxiety is that far too many of our compatriots, driven by hope of their personal advantage or by perverse ambition, have given their names or support to the sect. This being so, We commend first and foremost to your efforts the eternal salvation of those whom we have just mentioned: may your zeal never waver in constantly and insistently recalling them from their error and certain destruction. To be sure, the task of extricating those who have fallen into the snares of the Masons is laborious, and its outcome is doubtful, if we consider the cleverness of the sect: still the recovery of no one should ever be despaired of since the force of apostolic charity is truly marvelous.

7. Next, we must heal those who have erred in this respect out of faint-heartedness, that is, those who, not because of a debased nature but because of weakness of spirit and lack of discretion, have allowed themselves to be drawn into supporting the Masonic enterprises. Sufficiently weighty are the words of Our predecessor Felix III in this regard. “An error which is not resisted is approved; a truth which is not defended is suppressed…. He who does not oppose an evident crime is open to the suspicion of secret complicity.” By reminding them of the examples of their forefathers, the broken spirits of these men must be reanimated with that courage which is the guardian of duty and dignity alike, so that they may be ashamed and regret their cowardly actions. For surely our whole life is involved in a constant battle in which our salvation itself is at stake; nothing is more disgraceful for a Christian than cowardice.

8. It is likewise necessary to strengthen those who fall because of ignorance. By this we mean those, not few in number, who, deceived by appearances and allured by various enticements, allow themselves without understanding it to be enrolled in the Masonic order. In these cases We hope that with divine inspiration they will be able some day to repudiate their error and perceive the truth, especially if you try to remove the false outward appearance of the sect and reveal its hidden designs. Indeed these can no longer be considered hidden since their very accomplices have themselves disclosed them in many ways. Why, within the last few months, the designs of the Masons have been publicly proclaimed throughout Italy, even to the point of ostentation! They wish to see the religion founded by God reudiated and all affairs, private as well as public, regulated by the principles of naturalism alone; this is what, in their impiety and stupidity, they call the restoration of civil society. And yet the State will plunge headlong into ruin if Christians are not willing to be vigilant and not willing to labor to support its well-being!

9. But in the presence of such audacious evils, it is not sufficient merely to be aware of the wiles of this vile sect: we must also war against it, using those very arms furnished by the divine faith which once prevailed against paganism. Therefore, it is your task to inflame souls by persuasion, exhortation and example, nourish in the clergy and our people a zeal for religion and salvation which is active, resolute, and intrepid. These qualities frequently distinguish Catholic peoples of other nations in similar situations. It is commonly claimed that the ancient ardor of spirit in protecting their ancestral faith has grown cold among the Italian people. Nor is this perhaps false; especially since if the dispositions of both sides be inspected, those who wage war on religion seem to show more energy than those who repel it. But for those who seek salvation there can be no middle ground between laborious struggle and destruction. Therefore, in the case of the weak and sluggish, courage must be stirred up through your efforts; in the case of the strong, it must be kept active; with all trace of dissent wiped out, under your leadership and command, the result will be that all alike, with united minds and common discipline, may undertake the battle in a spirited manner.

10. Because of the gravity of the matter and the necessity of repelling the danger, We have decided to address the Italian people in a letter which We are including along with this one; propagate it as widely as possible and, where needed, interpret it to your people. In this manner, with the blessing of God, we can hope that spirits may be aroused through the contemplation of the threatening evils and betake themselves without delay to the remedies which We have pointed out.

11. As a presage of divine gifts and testimony of Our benevolence We affectionately accord to you, Venerable Brethren, and the people entrusted to your care, the apostolic blessing.

Given in Rome at St. Peter’s, 8 December 1892, in the 15th year of Our Pontificate.


[English translation from Papal Encyclicals online; compare the text at the Vatican website EnglishItaliano].

Why does the Lord at times threaten His Church with chastisement?

Rome, January 21, 2015:  Nearly four years ago, while I lived as a hermit in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Noto, Sicily, I heard of other hermits living on the Island of Sicily, and sought them out for spiritual advice.  In the course of my travels I met a few such hermits, living in obscurity in the mountains of Sicily, and had the occasion to come to know of a vision which the Lord gave one hermit.  At that time, since I do not value private revelations that much, and because I did not know whether this vision was from God or not, I did not put much value in it.  But since that time I have come to see, with the passing events of time, that it was a prophetic vision of the doom into which the Church of Rome would fall.  For that reason, I now recognize it as of God, and for that reason I will publish it here, below.

But since many do not understand why the Lord, at times, threatens the members of His own Church with chastisement, let us first hear what St. Alphonsus dei Liguori, the Doctor of the Church, says on this matter, in his short treatise, entitled, Calamities, Chastisement, and the Love of God, in the first discourse:



by St. Alphonsus dei Liguori, C.Ss.R.

“Heu! consolabor super hostibus meis, et vindicabor de inimicis meis.”

“Ah, I will comfort Myself over My adversaries: and I will be revenged of My enemies.” Isaias 1.24.

SUCH is the language of God, when speaking of punishment and vengeance: He says that he is constrained by his justice to take vengeance on his enemies. But, mark you, he begins with the word Heu, “Ah”: this word is an exclamation of grief by which he would give us to understand, that if he were capable of weeping when about to punish, he would weep bitterly at being compelled to afflict us his creatures, whom he has loved so dearly as to give up his life through love for us. “‘Alas!'” says Cornelius a Lapide, “is uttered by one who is lamenting and not insulting; God signifies by this word that he is grieving, and that he is unwilling to punish sinners.”1 No, this God, who is the Father of mercies, and so much loves us, is not of a disposition to punish and afflict, but rather to pardon and console us. For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction.2


1 “Heu! dolentis est, non insultantis; significat Deus hac voce se dolentem et invitum punire peccatores.”

2 “Ego enim scio cogitationes quas ego cogito super vos, ait Dominus, cogitationes pacis, et non afflictionis.” Jer. 29.11.


But some one will say, since such is his character, why does he now punish us? or, at least, appear as if he meant to punish us? Why so? Because he wishes to be merciful towards us: this anger which he now dis- plays is all mercy and patience.

Let us then, my brethren, understand how the Lord at present appears in wrath, not with a view to our punishment, but in order that we may cleanse ourselves of our sins, and thus enable him to pardon us. Such is the subject of our discourse: GOD THREATENS TO CHASTISE IN ORDER TO DELIVER US FROM CHASTISEMENT.

The threats of men ordinarily proceed from their pride and weakness; and so, if they have it in their power to take vengeance, then they will not threaten anything, lest they should thereby give their enemies an opportunity of escape. It is only when they lack the power to inflict their vengeance that they resort to using threats, in order to gratify their passion, by awakening at least the fears of their enemies. Not so the threats of which God makes use; on the contrary, their nature is quite different. His threats do not arise from his inability to chastise, because he can be avenged when he wills; but he bears with us in order to see us repentant, and thus exempt from punishment. You have mercy upon all, because You can do all things, and overlook the sins of men so that they may repent.1 Neither does he threaten from hatred, in order to tor ment us with fear; God threatens from love, in order that we may be converted to him, and thereby escape chastisement: he threatens, because he does not wish to see us lost: he threatens, in sum, because he loves our souls. But You spare all, because they are yours, O Lord, who love souls.2 He threatens; but in spite of this he bears with us and delays in punishing, because he wishes to see us converted, not lost. He deals patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance.3 Thus the threats of God are all acts of tenderness, and loving calls of his goodness, by which he means to save us from the punishment which we deserve.


1 “Misereris omnium, quia omnia potes, et dissimulas peccata hominum propter poenitentiam.” Wis. 11.24.

2 “Parcis autem omnibus, quoniam tua sunt, Domine, qui amas animas.” Wis. 11.27.


And now, here is what this Sicilian hermit told me he saw:*


A beautiful house with a fence and garden: and in it there dwelt a most beautiful, immaculate virgin with her spouse.  Then came the day, when her spouse had to go on a long trip, and he left her at home to wait for him. At first, she waited with great fidelity, inside her house, and did not go out; but, as she allowed her impatience to overcome her, she started to look outside through her windows, to see if her spouse was returning; then, moved by greater impatience, she fell into imprudence, and she open the door and looked out on occasion for his return.  Moved by greater impatience and imprudence, and tinged now with the movement of curiosity, she would leave the door open for long hours, and occasionally go out into the yard of the home, to walk along its fence, and look out for her spouse.  But therein she was deceived, because her curiosity betrayed itself to vanity, and she began to take pleasure in going outside her house and spending time in her yard; and then, in looking beyond its fence, ostensibly to see if her spouse was returning, but more and more to enjoy what she saw there.

Then, one day an evil man dressed in the manner of a man of virtue came down the road, and caught her eye. She violated her marriage promise with her own spouse by delaying outside to speak with him. His speech was very pleasing and he praised her with many false words, seducing her with the appearance of virtue, so she betrayed her spouse by allowing this stranger into her house, where shutting the door, she fornicated with him.  He lived with her some time and squandered all the riches of her home on a life of impurity with her, until he died and she died. And that house fell into darkness and great was its ruin …

These are not the exact words, but rather my own attempt to remember what he told me and repeat it succinctly.

This vision is a warning from the Lord, our God; prophetic in the sense that it spoke of what had not yet come to pass, but what would come to pass if men did not repent.

The virgin is the Church of Rome, or rather, the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church; the house is the Diocese of Rome.  Who the seducer is, is now obvious to everyone in the world.


* Here, I add the photo only for the sake of illustration. I heard of this vision in April of 2011, when I traveled to western Sicily to visit various hermits. For the hermit’s sake, I will not identify the hermit. Nor was I told the full import of the vision.