5.3 The last Pope

In less than a year the last pope will be elected. He will bring about the destruction of the Catholic Church.


When the tomb of the great Roman is found,
a pope will be elected the next day;
he will not be approved of by the Senate
his blood poisonous in the sacred chalice. (ΙΙΙ-65)

«The tomb» is in Rome amongst the layers and layers of archaeological ruins underneath the present-day buildings.
I can’t narrow down to the name, because several names keep popping into my mind. But this Roman was a famous philosopher who had a profound effect on Western thought and his writings are still in existence today; that is why I called him «the great Roman». The archaeologists will know who he is and what he did. When that happens and a pope is elected immediately after, it will be a clear sign.

The fact that he will help bring the downfall of the Catholic Church is what I meant by «poisonous blood» in «sacred chalice» representing the harm he will do to this organization. When he is elected it will be seen that he is a tool of the Anti-Christ. This will be the reason why the ruling bodies will not approve of this choice of pope –«the hideous monster» ....

Bordeaux and Poitiers at the sound of the bell
will go with a great fleet as far as Langon.
A great rage will surge up against the French,
When a hideous monster is born near Orgon. (Ι-90)

The phrase «not far from Easter» refers to the pope’s religious standing rather than a particular time. This man will appear to be very close to the precepts of the Catholic Church. But inside he still will hold pretty close to the pagan ideas that were believed by the Christians early on. Easter started out as a pagan celebration that the priests Christianized so as to help convert the barbarians to the church. And this man will be basically a barbarian with Christian trappings.

A great king captured by the hands of a young man,
not far from Easter, confusion, a state of the knife. (ΙΧ-36)

The «great king» represents the pope and the «young man» is the Anti-Christ. This refers to how the last pope will be a tool of the Anti-Christ, captured into his influence, so to speak. 

One day the great Prelate, after his dream
interpreted the opposite to its meaning; (VI-86)

That represents the hold the Anti-Christ will have over the pope’s mind. He is wanting to be a pope – he will be a pope – but it will be an anti-pope.

In the year Saturn is in conjunction with Aquarius,
and with the Sun, the very powerful king
will be received and anointed at Reims and Aix.
After conquests he will murder innocent people. (IV-86)

This last pope – «the powerful king» - will be French. His birth date is April 4, 1932; he is Cancer. His ascendant is Sagittarius. The man will be of swarthy complexion and his character can be likened unto the Tarot card "inverted Hierophant"; this man is a man of mystery, of dark waters.  At the present time (1987) he is a bishop, dressed in a white robe. He has something to do with the finances of the church. He’s very concerned about the money the church has, but is losing. He’s trying to stem the flow of it.  He’s thinking they might have to sell some church property in different areas of the world. He’s even thinking of going to Switzerland to get loans and make other financial arrangements.

This man will have a physical deformity of some sort. I’m not sure if he’ll have a shoulder that is slightly crooked or hunched, or a clubfoot, but it will be a deformity of that nature, either of the shoulder or of the foot. It will be a congenital defect in the bone. It won’t be caused by injury but he was born that way. In his horoscope we see a stellium of planets (three or more planets in the same sign) in the sign of the Ram, Aries. The Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Uranus all take place in the 5th house of creativity, pleasures and speculation. With an emphasis on the sign of Aries, the individual will be strong minded and will "butt" his way to the "top". The Sun combines with erratic Uranus and vacillating Mercury, signifying a magnetic personality, a keen mind and a strong desire to have his way. The Moon is Pisces indicates a sense of compassion for others that leads him into the priesthood. The Moon in conjunction with the South Node predicts a need for him to go through an emotional purification. There will be a strong tie to the mother figure, as well.

Mercury conjunct Uranus shows originality of thought and self-reliance, but at times he is subject to chaotic thinking. Venus in Taurus in the house of service indicates he will work well with his colleagues and they can help him attain his ambitions. Mars in good relation to Saturn portends a strong sense of discipline and the ability to accomplish goals and projects with great determination. The tendency to hold in his frustrations could result in bitterness and the inclination for revenge. Uranus is negative aspect to Pluto predicts a life full of changes and upheavals that will test the caliber of his spirit.

Before the battle the great man will fall,
the great one to death, death too sudden and lamented.
Born imperfect, he will go the greater part of the way;
near the river of blood the ground is stained. (ΙΙ-57)

Consequently, his mind has been scarred by the cruelty and callousness of people toward people who are different. This man of swarthy complexion and blue eyes entered the church at a young age out of bitterness and desperation, because he knew he would never get a girl to love him and marry him. He entered the church so he would not have to deal with this. His parents were involved with the Nazi movement in France. Consequently, he is scarred by this as well.

He had to bear the taunts of his schoolmates in the years after World War II, of their calling him "Nazi lover" and such as this. Had it not been for the cruelty and callousness of the people he was exposed to in his environment, he could have turned out to be a good man, perhaps even kindly. But as it was, he has been warped into cruelty from pain and he wants to get back at the world because of the pain he bore when he was young. «After conquests he will murder innocent people» (IV-86) is referring to the pope figuratively, due to these hurts in his early childhood, will want to show them, saying: "Look at me, I’m powerful. I can do it. I’m better than you."
And «after conquests» means that after he attains the power he is desiring, he will be responsible for the murder of innocent people, just by being the tool of the Anti-Christ. He will not actually murder people himself, but he will cause avenues to be opened through which people will be murdered. Particularly, he will see a chance to hurt those who hurt him when he was young. This pope has the appearance of being a kindly man at the present time, for that is advantageous for him. But the hidden is very prominent in his makeup.

In the sacred temples scandals will be committed,
they will be thought of as honors and praiseworthy.
By one whom they engrave on silver, gold and medals;
the end will be in very strange torments. (VI-9)

The engraved metals will be coins with the pope’s likeness. It will be his rise and then his downfall, because of his vanity.  I see much corruption by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. And it will cause dissension and the complete break up of the Catholic Church. It will break into many small factions. «Before the battle the great man will fall, the great one to death, death too sudden and lamented. Near the river of blood the ground is stained.» (ΙΙ-57) He, too, will fall in the end because he has been a tool. The Anti-Christ will use him as long as he needs him, until he gets in the way and then he’ll get rid of him. And when he gets rid of him, that will essentially get rid of the church too.

The hunchback will be elected by the counsel,
a more hideous monster on Earth was never seen.
The deliberate shot will pierce his eye,
the traitor whom the king received as loyal. (III-41)

The last pope is not really «hunchbacked» but has had difficulties with the curvature of his spine and with his legs. He will align himself with the prevailing materialists and will seem to sell Europe short.
I see a picture of him making a state visit. What happens is that a shot meant for the pope actually kills a dignitary high up in government, either a president or another ruler.