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COUNTDOWN TO 2025 AND THE SECRET DESTINY OF AMERICA—PART 29: ISIS, Pope Francis, and Identity of the Destroyer

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Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer. —St. Francis of Assisi

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.—Revelation 13:11

One morning in late September of 2015, the headline “Pope Francis Wants to Be President of the World” was right in front of me in bold titling. Howard Fineman was basically documenting the fulfillment of what I warned about prior to Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election to the Petrine Office, now confessed to be no election at all, but rather through an under-the-table anti-Benedict conspiracy.[i] As I was beginning to wake up, the Huffington Post’s global editorial director waxed eloquent about the new pope negotiating the geopolitical scene “shrewdly, methodically and with a showman’s flair, the soft-spoken, 78-year-old Argentinian Jesuit priest named Jorge Mario Bergoglio—Pope Francis—showed Thursday that he is running to become president of the planet.”[ii] President Obama might have something to say about his ambition because CNN already declared that Obama was “President of the World” when he was elected in 2008.[iii] But who are Obama and Bergoglio fooling? Apparently, most of the unbelieving world.

To us and the majority of Christians we know personally, this pope seems so puerile when claiming that atheists please God by obeying their conscience. “Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”[iv] The Bible teaches the exact opposite: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, emphasis added). The biblical analysis only gets worse: “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15, emphasis added). It places Roman Catholics who attempt to follow biblical theology in the uncomfortable position of defending the pope’s ignorance, or perhaps the reflection of rebellion? Sometimes, Pope Francis must just be embarrassing to his staff apologists.

For example, while visiting Harlem, New York City, in 2015, Pope Francis commented on an eight-year-old student’s iPad video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down a staircase in the projects as being comparable to the Savior bearing mankind’s burden for all past, present, and future sin—in our opinion, a blasphemous allusion. Yes, that’s right, the pope effectively christologized a rodent. “The little creature embodies the very struggles and daily toils shared by you and me, and the heavy burden taken on by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless the Pizza Rat on his universal journey.”[v] Of course, most folks who heard the pope’s remarks to the young African-American girl likely already understood the term “rat” as a synonym for “betrayer,”[vi] suggesting that a Judas Iscariot allusion would have been more appropriate. Even so, by the end of this series you will see that high-ranking Roman Catholic officials are already crediting Pope Francis with supernatural miracles. With that in mind, his worldly status as a “destroyer” predicted by St. Francis of Assisi is examined in the context of the false-prophet hypothesis we presented in 2012 prior to Bergoglio’s election.

In this analysis, we strive to convince the reader that the pope’s actions, since we wrote Petrus Romanus, have not only confirmed our own hypothesis, but have realized Vatican insider Malachi Martin’s worst suspicions. Martin worked for the Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea and the pope as both a scholar and geopolitical adviser from 1958 until 1964 when the liberalism codified at the Second Vatican Council burdened him to make a strange request to be released of his Jesuit status. Martin revealed that Cardinal Bea was shown the “real” Third Secret of Fatima and that Pope John XXIII was not going to reveal the Third Secret to the world. He implied the content of the Third Secret involved the apostate “Superforce” and the failure of the uncorrupted leadership to adequately put it to rest. William H. Kennedy, an author who assisted Martin, wrote:

What Martin called Lucifer’s Lodge or the Superforce refers to a…cabal within the Vatican that controls certain aspects of church policy and has set guidelines allowing for wide-scale sexual abuse by Catholic clerics—a small number of whom are involved in satanic ritual abuse. This faction is merely a component of a greater conspiracy that operates within and outside of the Roman Catholic Church.… Suddenly it became inarguable that now, during this papacy, the Roman Catholic organization carried a permanent presence of clerics who worshipped Satan and liked it; of bishops and priests who sodomized boys and each other; of  nuns who performed the “Black Rites” of Wicca, and who lived in lesbian relationships…every day, including Sundays and Holy Days, acts of heresy and blasphemy and outrage and indifference were committed and permitted at holy Altars by men who had been called to be priests.[vii]

While remaining a priest, Martin was released from his Jesuit vows of silence, poverty, and obedience. Free to expose the satanist-infiltrated Society of Jesus, he moved to New York and became a best-selling writer and Coast to Coast AM regular.[viii] In 1999 he wrote, “Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.”[ix] He died while working on a book, Primacy: How the Institutional Roman Catholic Church Became a Creature of the New World Order, which never saw the light of day.[x] Perhaps that unpublished exposé is why Malachi died.

We think it is essential to reiterate that Malachi Martin warned us about two wars: One has already been decided and the other is ongoing. First, the former Vatican-insider warned about an internal war between the papacy and Jesuits in The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church back in 1987. Second, in his nonfiction dynamo, Keys of this Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order, he warned of a three-way war between the Roman Catholic Church, Marxists, and business elites (like David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberger group, and the Bohemian grove attendees) to control the burgeoning New World Order, the utopian dream of all globalists beginning with Nimrod:[xi] “Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which may reach to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11:4). With the technological undoing of the Babel dispersion via the global Internet (Chardin’s noosphere as detailed in our book Exo-Vaticana), Nimrod’s dream can finally be realized.

Through a vision of Jesus delivered by an angel (Revelation 1:1), the apostle John prophesied that the Antichrist will be given “authority over every tribe, and people, and tongue, and nation” (Revelation 13:7). Martin’s first war was decided in favor of the Jesuit cabal and is bringing about the kingdom of Antichrist. Martin did not mince words either when he wrote concerning the internal war’s global influence; this is Martin’s description of the scope of war number one—Jesuits vs. Papacy—which has ended by the former taking over the latter:

As both papacy and Jesuits know, the effects of their policies go far beyond the confines of the Roman Catholic Church; even beyond the nearly one billion Catholic men and women around the world. Almost everything that happens in this war [papacy vs. Jesuits] bears directly and immediately on the major dissensions that wrack every nation and people in the world. It is involved in the very heart of the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, for example, it bears right now on the fate in misery or happiness of 350 million people in Latin America, It affects deeply the changing public moral code and national consensus of the American people, the imminent preponderance in human affairs of the People’s Republic of China; the tangible persistence of a free Western Europe; the security of Israel; the still rickety promise of a viable black Africa just adorning. All of these things, separate and unconnected as they may seem, are not only interwoven with one another, but are and will be profoundly influenced by the tides and outcome of the global collision between the papacy and the Society of Jesus.[xii]

As the first Jesuit pontiff, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the existential victor of that internal war between traditionalists and modernists. Now the first Jesuit pope has revealed himself to be a shameless Marxist, one of Martin’s worst fears.


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Concerning the second, external war between Marxism, the global elite, and the Roman Catholic Church, Martin wrote, “The competition began and remains a three way affair because that is the number of rivals with sufficient resources to establish and maintain a new world order.”[xiii] Interesting as a Jesuit steeped in Marxism, Pope Francis represents the remarkable combination of two of Martin’s three competitors to the New World Order throne. Of course, we might add a fourth. Martin’s over seven-hundred-page epic, Keys of this Blood, prescient as it was in 1990, was written before Islam reasserted itself as a player on the world stage. Martin probably never envisioned oil-financed Mahdists like today’s IS with the finances and willpower to actually obtain and detonate nuclear weapons. The Associated Press reports that local authorities from the small land-locked Eastern European nation known as the Republic of Moldova (post USSR), working alongside the FBI, have interrupted four attempts to buy nuclear materials from Moldovan gangs with deep Russian connections. That means four attempts, including the most recent case involving a deal with a representative of the IS,[xiv] that they know about, it cannot be ruled out that the IS succeeded in a yet undiscovered nuclear “buy.” Even so, we believe Islam is the antithesis in the supernatural powers’ and principalities’ long-play dialectic—the synthesis and prize for the victor being control of the New World Order.

Thesis: Western Capitalism, Democratic Republic.

Antithesis: Sharia law, Islamic theocracy.

Synthesis: Technocratic socialism, a Marxist New World Order with authority to redistribute wealth.

Because he viewed Pope John Paul II as a staunch enemy of communism, Martin was also under the false impression that the three players in war number two were mutually exclusive.[xv] Nevertheless, Pope Francis also marks the merging of Marxism and Vatican II Catholicism—two of Martin’s three. This adds new relevance to the prophecies we have discussed previously. Principally, what we call the “destroyer prophecy” based on the improbable “coincidence” that Bergoglio’s papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, is documented as having warned his followers concerning seven prophetic travails centering on a non-canonically elected pope who during the Tribulation is labeled a destroyer.[xvi]

The edition of St. Francis’ prophecies we are citing footnotes the prophecy, saying, “Mark of Lisbon and others think that this prophecy received its accomplishment in the great schism which desolated the Church after the election of Urban VI, in the year 1378. But it may also partially refer to other calamities which have befallen the Church in the latter ages.”[xvii] Francis of Assisi died October 3, 1226, but Mark of Lisbon’s opinion aside, the “great” schism of 1336 wasn’t really all that great; it was for the most part a boring internal Roman Catholic affair. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia:

Meanwhile, in the name of the pope, the aforesaid cardinals proposed two expedients to settle the differences, a general council or a compromise. Both these means were made use of at the time of the Western Schism. But the opponents of Urban resolved on violent measures and declared their intentions in a letter of the utmost impertinence. On 2 August this letter was followed by the famous “Declaration,” a document more passionate than exact, which assumed at once the parts of historian, jurist, and accuser. Seven days later they published an encyclical letter, repeating false and injurious accusations against Urban, and on 27 August left Anagni for Fondi, where they enjoyed the protection of its lord (Urban’s arch-enemy), and were near Joanna of Naples; the latter at first had shown great interest in Urban, but was soon disappointed by his capricious ways. On 15 September the three Italian cardinals joined their colleagues, influenced, perhaps, by the hope of becoming pope themselves, or perhaps frightened by the news that Urban was about to create twenty-nine cardinals in order to supply the vacancies left by the thirteen French ones. Charles V of France, more and more doubtful of the lawfulness of Urban’s election, encouraged the Fondi faction to choose a rightful pope and one more agreeable to France. A letter from him arrived on 18 September, and hastened a violent solution. On 20 September Robert of Geneva was chosen pope, and on this day the Western Schism began.[xviii]

It doesn’t particularly match Francis’ description, which sounds more like what one should expect in the Great Tribulation described by Daniel and Jesus (Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:21). Francis parallels these classic end-time texts.

There will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity.[xix]

The wording is clearly patterned after Jesus life: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12). We think this implies that St. Francis’ wanted us to understand it as an end-time vision rather than some internal dissension. We first connected the dots in Petrus Romanus (2012):

Further speculation about the Masonic plot originally spelled out in the Alta Vendita does seem related to what went on in the 1958 and 1963 conclaves because it was under these secret meetings when the popes were “elected” that would implement the Second Vatican Council and its Vendita-like heretical decrees. Of course we could cite once again a plethora of Church Fathers, Marian apparitions, and Catholic seers down through time that had forecast these events as a pre-game for the arrival of Petrus Romanus. Even St. Francis of Assisi—one of the most venerated religious figures in history—gathered his devotees shortly before his death and prophesied that: “At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death.… Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it…for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.[xx]

Doesn’t Bergoglio’s election by anti-Benedict conspiracy[xxi] qualify as “non-canonical”? Originally, we connected St. Francis’ destroyer prophecy to St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes, because both predicted the judgment of Rome. Published at least by the late sixteenth century, the “prophecy of popes” predicts the following during Francis’ reign:

In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.[xxii]

That is the English translation of the Latin text in Arnold de Wion’s Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life), which was originally published in 1595.[xxiii] If this prophecy holds, and so far it has, Pope Francis is necessarily Petrus Romanus (that is UNLESS he was not canonically elected), because he is the final pope on the successive list attributed to the Irish saint. In 2013, Tom Horn and Cris Putnam were paired off against Roman Catholic apologists who label it a hoax in the WND documentary: The Last Pope? But no one was willing to answer the question Putnam posed, “If it’s a hoax, then why have so many of your ‘infallible’ popes endorsed it?” One could almost hear crickets chirping.



We are not claiming that our False-Prophet hypothesis is proven, but rather that it’s still on the table, and still on track as we originally proposed. Even though we discuss many confirmations in this series, we understand that these do not prove our hypothesis, but we do argue that nothing has falsified it yet, either.[xxiv] Thus, we see no compelling reason to diverge from our original idea that the sitting pope may very well may be the second Beast rising up from the earth. “It had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).

Our rationale is not merely circumstantial. We are likely to be accused of so-called newspaper exegesis by Catholic and amillennial apologists, but it is truly based on scholarly exegetical research of ancient apocalyptic symbolism. New Testament scholar Craig Keener writes, “The ‘horned lamb’ probably parodies Christ (Revelation 5:6)”[xxv] and the False Prophet’s “fire from heaven parodies and so apparently relativizes the miraculous power of God’s witnesses” (Revelation 11:5)”[xxvi] The ESV Study Bible notes that the “horns of an animal, which it uses both for defensive and offensive fighting, are frequently found in Scripture as a symbol of the military power of a nation”[xxvii]—hence, a powerful leader who appears Christ-like, yet speaks for the dragon. Given the historical situation, we believe there is simply no better candidate than the Vicar (“instead of”) of Christ, the supreme Roman Pontiff Francis. Accordingly, we stand by our 2012 exegesis that “two horns, like a lamb who speaks like a dragon” seems to forecast a powerful (horns) Christian (lamb-like) leader, clandestinely doing the bidding of Satan (the dragon).

Now this pope has called for a “boots-on-the-ground” war against a group of Mahdists who are, in response to Islamic eschatology, challenging to overthrow Rome. They plan to fly a black flag on top of the infamous imported Egyptian obelisk, the one in St. Peter’s square with a global grid wind rose compass pointing to the Dome of the Rock and Constantinople’s Dome of Hagia St. Sophia church,[xxviii] connecting them to “one of the most powerful star gates in the world”[xxix] as argued by myself in Zenith 2016 and On the Path of the Immortals. While they are a genuine threat, the swagger exhibited by the IS shows real resolve, they might be insane but they are serious.

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[i] Rod Dreher, “The Anti-Benedict Conspiracy,” The American Conservative, September 25, 2015, accessed October 8, 2015.

[ii] Howard Fineman, “Pope Francis Wants to Be President of the World,” The Huffington Post, September 24, 2015,

[iii] “Barack Obama Is ‘President of the World’,” CNN, November 5, 2008,

[iv] Michael Day, “Pope Francis Assures Atheists: You Don’t Have to Believe in God to Go to Heaven,” Independent, September 11, 2013,, accessed October 9, 2015.

[v] “Pope Francis: New York Pizza Rat Symbolizes Jesus’ Burden,” National Report, September 28, 2015,, accessed October 11, 2015.

[vi] “Rat” synonyms,,, accessed October 7, 2015.

[vii] William H. Kennedy, Lucifer’s Lodge: Satanic Ritual Abuse in the Catholic Church (Sophia Perennis, 2004)180, 178–179.

[viii] “Malachi Martin,” Coast to Coast AM,, accessed October 7, 2015.

[ix] “Two Eminent Churchmen Agree: Satanism Is Practiced in Vatican,” The Fatima Network Crusader,, accessed October 13, 2015.

[x]Petrus Romanus, 93.

[xi] Former Vatican insider.

[xii] Malachi Martin, The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church (New York: Linden Press, Simon & Schuster, 1987), 14.

[xiii] Malachi Martin, Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990), 15.

[xiv] Raphael Poch, “ISIS Looking to Build Nuclear Weapons, Turning to Moldovan Gangs for Materials,” Breaking Israel News, October 11, 2015,, accessed October 12, 2015.

[xv] Martin, Keys of This Blood, 20.

[xvi]St. Francis of Assisi, Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi (London, R. Washbourne. 1882), 250.

[xvii] Ibid.

[xviii]“Pope Urban VI,” in Catholic Encyclopedia, New Advent,, accessed December 18, 2015.

[xix]St. Francis Of Assisi, Works of the Seraphic Father,  248.

[xx]Horn and Putnam, Petrus Romanus, 478–479.

[xxi] Rod Dreher, “The Anti-Benedict Conspiracy,” The American Conservative, September 25, 2015, accessed October 8, 2015.

[xxii]Petrus Romanus, 15, citing Arnold de Wion, Lignum Vitae, (1595), 307– 311.

[xxiii] Arnold de Wion, Lignum Vitae, (1595), 307–311, available here:

[xxiv]See Carl Popper material in Petrus Romanus, page 43.

[xxv] Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1993), Re 13:11–12.

[xxvi] Ibid.

[xxvii] Paul D. Wegner and Iain Duguid note on “Daniel 8:3” in The ESV Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008), 1602.

[xxviii] Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam, On the Path of the Immortals: Exo-Vaticana, Project L.u.c.i.f.e.r., and the Strategic Locations Where Entities Await the Appointed Time (Crane, MO: Defender, 2015), 283–284; CortLindahl, “The Geomancy of St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican,”, (accessed October 13, 2015).

[xxix]Horn and Putnam, On the Path, 319–352.

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