The Last Pope? DVD
The Last Pope? is the first video documentary to take an objective look at the prophecies of Malachy, the 12th Century Irish Catholic saint, and what they portend for the future of the Church, Pope Francis and the current generation.
This DVD includes medieval historians, authors and Vatican-affiliated experts, and takes the viewer from Ireland to Italy while telling a riveting story of eschatological intrigue.
The film delves deeply into the prophecies of St. Malachy, who as archbishop of Armagh lived from 1094 to 1148. Malachy’s “Prophesies of the Popes” is said to be based on a prophetic vision of the 112 popes following Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144.
His prophecies, first published in 1595, culminate with the “final pope,” “Petrus Romanus,” or “Peter the Roman,” whose reign ends with the destruction of Rome and the judgment of Christ. A modern version of Malachy’s prophecies was published in 1969 by Archbishop H. E. Cardinale, the Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium and Luxembourg.
“The Last Pope?” examines Malachy’s prophecies, a series of statements that purportedly provide clues as the identity of each of the 112 popes, in a critical light. Some of the statements refer to a particular town, while others make references to the coat of arms representing each pontiff.
While Malachy’s prophecies have been around for centuries, Pope Francis is the final pope mentioned by the archbishop. If his prophecies are correct – and there are many Catholics who believe they are – Francis could be the last pope before the return of Jesus Christ.