St Francis of Assisi's Prophecy

Every line can be recognized as relevant to the time of this 'pope'.

Shortly before he died in 1226 St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:

"Act bravely, my brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord.

The time is fast approaching in which 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. 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. (Cardinals, Bishops, priests, homosexuals, adulterers and laity - Rom.1:32; Apoc.3:16)

Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it. (Numerous Clergy & luke warm laity.)

There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. (Matthew 24:24)

Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.

Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics ; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head (Jesus Christ), these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish (physically) rather than consent to falsehood or perfidy .

Some preachers will keep silent about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.
" From: 'Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi' - pages 248-250.
[London: R. Washbourne, 1882] Underlining and paragraph breaks added.

Dear Jorge: I am terrified for you! "Be afraid!" Check yourself, and recant your perilous position and ways, before it is too late. Repent now! See how it is YOU who is fulfilling St. Francis's prophecies - the one whose name you have taken, and whose name you do NOT honour. Terrifying!!! Have you no fear of God - presuming authority to override His Commandments with your own permissions to offend against them? Who are you, to dare place your directives above those of the Divine will? Recant, before it is too late!!!

Alan Mitter
28th November 2019

See: Ezechiel 3:17-21; 33:1-20.