where did this idea come from?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Never heard of it.
Answer by anetrnlov at 10:20 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by KelleyP77 at 10:24 PM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by dragonfly7271 at 12:17 AM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 7:09 AM on Jun. 5, 2009
There's a story that a Catholic saint (St. Malachy) supposedly received a visition in 1139 that included a long list of popes that were to rule from then until the end of time 112 popes I guess). Instead of giving each pope's name there was some catch phrase to describe the popes. Now this supposed prophacy was hidden and didn't actually appear until something like 400 years later. Many scholars think it's a hoax attributed to a school of Jesuits in the 1600s. For more information : "Prophecy of St. Malachy"
Answer by eringobrough at 4:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2009