Nostradamus warned that the next-to-last pope would “flee Rome in December when the great comet is seen in the daytime.”
Well, as NBC points out, there's been some serious shifting in the calender months since Nostradamus made his prediction. But in fact, there was a comet visible in the night sky in February, when Benedict XVI gave up the papacy - Comet Pan-STARRS (not ISON, as the article incorrectly credits - sigh...):
Readers of this blog already know of the Prophecy Of Saint Malachy::
In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & Judex tremêdus judicabit populum suum. Finis.
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)
Well, is there any religion more put-upon than Christianity right now? They are being slaughtered in the Middle East, abandoned in Europe, and are being persecuted in America by Barack Obama. who seems determined to force them to abandon the precepts of their faiths and bow before the gods of he federal government, and nationalized health care.
Coincidence, you say? Sure. So are those massive meteors exploding over Russia, those lightning strikes on St. Peters, and those earthquakes doing limited but specific damages...
Meanwhile, in Rome, the cardinals huddle to chose the next leader of their faith. Will it be the last?
Personally, I think that has less to do with fate, and more to do with what Catholics still remain....