Pope Benedict XVI Has Died; NOW Who’s the Pope?

Pope Francis meets with retired Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican April 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)

PJ Media: The Vatican issued the announcement on Saturday morning: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.” This comes three days after Pope Francis announced that the 95-year-old former pontiff was “very ill.”

For the first time in 600 years, there will be no conclave to choose a new bishop of Rome after a pope has died, for in 2013, Benedict became the first pope in six centuries to resign from office rather than serve until his death. But observers both inside and outside the Catholic Church have long noted that Pope Benedict’s relative traditionalism contrasted sharply with Francis’ uncompromising wokeness and trend-chasing, and questions have persisted in the eight years since Francis arrived on the scene as to the validity of Benedict’s resignation. So now who’s the pope?

Catholic author Matthew Hanley noted in October that Italian journalist Andrea Cionci, after “years of intensive investigation,” contended “Benedict XVI remains the sole legitimate Pope and, moreover, that he has been communicating this fact in a particular manner, as circumstances allow,” although Benedict was “limited in his ability to communicate ‘with the outside world from his situation of confinement.’” Cionci, according to Hanley, asserted that “not only is Francis a usurping anti-Pope, but he is one ‘whose objective is to demolish Catholicism.’” Read More …

Opinion: Demolish, or prepare Catholicism for the coming False Prophet?

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” Revelation 13:11

Revelation 13:1 introduces an up and coming authoritarian world leader as the ‘Beast’. Revelation 13:4 introduces Satan as the power indwelt in the beast. Revelation 13:11 introduces the religious authority (two horns like a lamb) of the evil trinity (666), as the last 3.5 years of the tribulation is ready to commence.

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21

The confusion over the legal (canon law) head of the largest Christian denomination is the perfect backdrop for Satan, the father of confusion.

Pope Francis in historic visit to Islam's birthplace urges faith leaders to reject war

(document on human fraternity)

That Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, has been working with, and signing documents with Muslim leaders to ecuminize the two largest world religions is not coincidence.

Abrahamic Family House Project in Abu Dhabi Over 20% Complete

The long awaited Abraham House combining a Catholic church with a Muslim Mosque and Jewish Synagogue on the same land in Abu Dhabi is scheduled to be completed in 2023, just in time for the final Pontifex Maximus.

And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” Revelation 13:12-13