Eschatology Saturday: A formerly-Protestant Pope

At La Salette, the Blessed Virgin Mary predicted the following:

3. ‘A protestant nation from the north will convert to the faith and, by means of this nation, the other nations will return to the faith.’

4. ‘The pope who will come after this one will not be roman.’ [Maximin’s Secret]

My interpretation is that the Protestant Churches will all convert to the Catholic Faith, so that there will be one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church for all Christians. And then, subsequent to this unification of all Christians, a Pope will be elected who is not a Roman Catholic, but who will be one of the converts from Protestantism. So he will be the first formerly-Protestant Pope.

When does this happen? I would place this event a few years after the Warning. For the illumination of consciences is one reason that all Christians become united in the Catholic Church. Perhaps the Warning will be in 2017; if not, then the next likely dates are in the early 2020’s.

These events — the return of the Protestant Churches to unity with the Catholic Church, and the formerly-Protestant Pope — are also found, in my eschatology interpretation, in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

{15:11} And he said: “A certain man had two sons.
{15:12} And the younger of them said to the father, ‘Father, give me the portion of your estate which would go to me.’ And he divided the estate between them.
{15:13} And after not many days, the younger son, gathering it all together, set out on a long journey to a distant region. And there, he dissipated his substance, living in luxury.

~ The Protestants have loosened the teachings of the Church on morals, and have accepted many grave sins. They have lived in sinfulness, despite being Christians, at a figurative distance from the true Christian faith.

{15:14} And after he had consumed it all, a great famine occurred in that region, and he began to be in need.
{15:15} And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that region. And he sent him to his farm, in order to feed the swine.
{15:16} And he wanted to fill his belly with the scraps that the swine ate. But no one would give it to him.

There will be a great famine in the early years of the first part of the tribulation, and the Christian nations will be sorely afflicted. Conversion often happens in the midst of suffering.

{15:17} And returning to his senses, he said: ‘How many hired hands in my father’s house have abundant bread, while I perish here in famine!
{15:18} I shall rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.
{15:19} I am not worthy to be called your son. Make me one of your hired hands.’

The Warning makes many fallen away Christians come to their senses and admit their sins against God and against the Church. And this repentance is the beginning of the process of unification for all Christians.

{15:20} And rising up, he went to his father. But while he was still at a distance, his father saw him, and he was moved with compassion, and running to him, he fell upon his neck and kissed him.
{15:21} And the son said to him: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. Now I am not worthy to be called your son.’
{15:22} But the father said to his servants: ‘Quickly! Bring out the best robe, and clothe him with it. And put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet.
{15:23} And bring the fatted calf here, and kill it. And let us eat and hold a feast.

The best robe and ring represent the positions in the Church given to Protestant converts, including priest and bishop. The robe and ring in particular may mean that a formerly-Protestant convert will become Pope. The “shoes on his feet” represent this Pope’s travels around the world.

{15:24} For this son of mine was dead, and has revived; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to feast.
{15:25} But his elder son was in the field. And when he returned and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
{15:26} And he called one of the servants, and he questioned him as to what these things meant.
{15:27} And he said to him: ‘Your brother has returned, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safely.’

The elder son is the traditionalist and conservative Catholics. Unification will make them very unhappy. For the newly-converted former Protestants will tend to be much more liberal, as Catholics, than the traditionalists and conservatives would like. So they murmur and grumble about unification.

{15:28} Then he became indignant, and he was unwilling to enter. Therefore, his father, going out, began to plead with him.
{15:29} And in response, he said to his father: ‘Behold, I have been serving you for so many years. And I have never transgressed your commandment. And yet, you have never given me even a young goat, so that I might feast with my friends.
{15:30} Yet after this son of yours returned, who has devoured his substance with loose women, you have killed the fatted calf for him.’
{15:31} But he said to him: ‘Son, you are with me always, and all that I have is yours.
{15:32} But it was necessary to feast and to rejoice. For this brother of yours was dead, and has revived; he was lost, and is found.’ ”

The father pleading with the elder son represents a great Ecumenical Council, which decides that unification is the will of God, and which settles many other controversies on doctrine and discipline.

So, you don’t like Pope Francis? Wait until that future Pope is elected, not so many years after Pope Francis. He will be formerly-Protestant, and perhaps more liberal than Pope Francis.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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One Response to Eschatology Saturday: A formerly-Protestant Pope

  1. King Robert the Bruce says:

    I for one look forward to the day that protestants convert as I have said previously catholics in Scotland and Ireland have had to live with protestant supremacy and theyre crippling arrogance for too long do you know some of theyre more lunatic fringe actually believe they are a lost tribe of Israel they are utterly deluded

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