Prophecy of St. Malachi  (1139 AD)

The Lord placed this list of popes in my hands a few years ago, at that time this prophecy of future popes till the end of the age was a curiosity. As I first looked it over, I came to the second to last pope on the list pope Benedict XVI  -- and the prophesy said that he would be: De Gloria Olivae - (The Glory of the Olive) and they offered some tortured explanations as to how the name fit this pope.  Not all that impressed I put this aside until this morning.

When I read an article that Shimon Perez the President of Israel is pushing for the return to the Catholic Church -- the churches and their lands in Israel including the Church on the mount of Olives this stood out to me, as the Holy Spirit bore witness that this event would indeed occur. And the article also stated that pope Benedict had been negotiating for this himself.

This is a momentous prophetic event.  As it places the Roman Catholic church as representative of all of Christianity, it verifies this prophesy as being correct, it tells us that the whole of Europe will shortly be overthrown by Islam during the reign of the final pope as the Vatican and all of Rome shall be utterly destroyed  as the antichrist rises and comes into power – standing in the temple  just prior to its obliteration.  

This should electrify every strand of hair you have on your body as the Holy Spirit gives witness to this -- and the full meaning of all of this dawns on you.


The prophecy was first published in 1595 by Arnold de Wyon, a Benedictine historian, as part of his book Lignum Vitæ. Wyon attributed the prophetic list of Popes to the end of the age to Saint Malachy, the 12th‑century bishop of Armagh in Ireland.

According to the traditional account, in 1139, Malachy was summoned to Rome by Pope Innocent II. While in Rome, Malachy purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of cryptic phrases. This manuscript was then deposited in the Roman Archive, and thereafter forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590.


This list, adapted from The Prophecies of St. Malachi by Peter Bander,

Pope No.

Reignal Name (Reign)


Motto (Translation)

Historical Reference or Explanation



Celestine II (1143-1144)

Guido de Castello

1 Ex Castro Tiberis
(From a castle on the Tiber)

Hist.: Born in Città di Castello, Umbria, on the shores of the Tiber.[1]



Lucius II (1144-1145)

Gherardo Caccianemici del Orso

2 Inimicus Expulsus
(Enemy Expelled)

This motto refers to Gheraldo Caccianemici’s surname. “Cacciare” means “to hunt[2], and “nemici” is the Italian word for “enemies”. As his name foreshadowed, Caccianemici would be driven from Rome by his own subjects.[3]



Eugene III (1145-1153)

Bernardo dei Pagnelli di Montemagno

3 Ex Magnitudine Montis
(From the Great Mountain)

The motto refers to Pope Eugene’s last name, “Montemagno.”[4]



Anastasius IV (1153-1154)

Corrado di Suburra

4 Abbas Suburranus
(A Suburran Abbot)

He was from the Suburra family.



Adrian IV (1154-1159

Nicholas Breakspear

5 De Rure Albo (From the White Field)

Educated at the St Albans School in Hertfordshire. Nicholas Breakspear was the bishop of Albano before becoming pope.[5]



Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164)

Ottaviano Monticello

6 Ex Tetro Carcere
(Out of a Harsh Prison)

He had been a cardinal with the title of St. Nicholas at the Tullian prison.



Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168)

Guido di Crema

7 Via trans-Tyberina
(Road Beyond the Tiber)

As a cardinal, he had held the title of Santa Maria in Trastevere.[6]



Antipope Callixtus III (1168-1178)

Giovanni Di Strumi

8 De Pannonia Tusciae
(From Tuscian Hungary)

He was the Hungarian John, Abbot of Struma.[7]



Alexander III (1159-1181)

Orlando Bandinelli Paparoni

9 Ex Ansere Custode
(Out of the Guardian Goose)

His family's coat of arms had a goose on it.[8]



Lucius III (1181-1185)

Ubaldo Allucingoli

10 Lux in Ostio
(A Light in the Entrance)

In 1159, he became Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.[9] Lux may also be a wordplay on Lucius.



Urban III (1185-1187)

Umberto Crivelli

11 Sus in Cribo
(A Sow in a Sieve)

His family name, Crivelli, means a sieve in Italian.



Gregory VIII (1187)

Alberto De Morra

12 Ensis Laurentii
(The Sword of Laurence)

He had been the Cardinal of St. Laurence[10] and his armorial bearing was a drawn sword.[11]



Clement III (1187-1191)

Paolo Scolari

13 De Schola Exiet
(Let Him Come Out of School)

His family name was Scolari.



Celestine III (1191-1198)

Giacinto Bobone

14 De Rure Bovensi
(From Cattle Country)

He was from the Bobone family; a wordplay on cattle.



Innocent III (1198-1216)

Lotario dei Conti di Segni

15 Comes Signatus
(Signed Count)

Descendant of the Segni family.



Honorius III (1216-1227)

Cencio Savelli

16 Canonicus de Latere
(A Canon From the Lateran)

He was a canon for the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and had served as papal chamberlain in 1188.[12]



Gregory IX (1227-1241)

Ugolino dei Conti di Segni

17 Avis Ostiensis
(Bird of Ostia)

Before his election to the papacy, Ugolino dei Conti was the Cardinal Bishop of Ostia.[13]



Celestine IV (1241)

Goffredo Castiglioni

18 Leo Sabinus
(The Sabine Lion)

He was Cardinal Bishop of Sabina[14]and his armorial bearing had a lion in it. Also a play on words, referring to the pope's last name, Castiglioni.



Innocent IV (1243-1254)

Sinibaldo Fieschi

19 Comes Laurentius
(Count Laurence)

He was the Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucca,[15] and his father was the Count of Lavagna.[16]



Alexander IV (1254-1261)

Renaldo dei Signori di Ienne

20 Signum Ostiense
(A Sign of Ostia)

He was Cardinal Bishop of Ostia and member of the Conti-Segni family.[17]



Urban IV (1261-1264)

Jacques Pantaleon

21 Hierusalem Campaniae (Jerusalem of Champagne )

Native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem.[18]



Clement IV (1265-1268)

Guido Fulcodi

22 Draco Depressus
(A Dragon Held Down)

His coat of arms had an eagle crushing a dragon.



Gregory X (1271-1276)

Tebaldo Visconti

23 Anguinus Vir
(A Snake-like Man)

The Visconti coat of arms had a large serpent devouring a male child feet first.[19]



Innocent V (1276)

Pierre de Tarentaise

24 Concionatur Gallus (A French Preacher)

He was born in south-eastern France and was a member of the order of Preachers.[20]



Adrian V (1276)

Ottobono Fieschi

25 Bonus Comes
(A Good Count (or Companion))

He was a count and a wordplay on "good" can be made with his name, Ottobono.



John XXI (1276-1277)

Pedro Julião

26 Piscator Tuscus
(The Tuscan Fisherman)

John XXI had been the Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum.[21]



Nicholas III (1277-1280)

Giovanni Gaetano Orsini

27 Rosa Composita
(A Compound Rose)

He bore a rose in his coat of arms.[22]



Martin IV (1281-1285)

Simone de Brion

28 Ex Telonio Liliacei Martini
(From the Customs-House of Martin of the Lilies)

He was Canon and Treasurer at the Church of St. Martin in Tours, France.



Honorius IV (1285-1287)

Giacomo Savelli

29 Ex Rosa Leonina
(Out of the Leonine Rose)

His coat of arms were emblazoned with two lions supporting a rose.[22]



Nicholas IV (1288-1292)

Girolamo Masci

30 Picus Inter Escas
(A Woodpecker Among Fodder).

He was from Ascoli, now called Ascoli Piceno, in Picene country.



St. Celestine V (1294)

Pietro Di Murrone

31 Ex Eremo Celsus
(Elevated From a Hermitage)

Hist.: prior to his election he was a hermit. Also a play on words, referring to the pope's chosen name, "Celestine."



Boniface VIII (1294-1303)

Benedetto Caetani

32 Ex Undarum Benedictione
(From a Blessing of the Waves)

His coat of arms had a wave through it. Also a play on words, referring to the pope's Christian name, "Benedetto."[22]



Benedict XI (1303-1304)

Nicholas Boccasini

33 Concionator Patarens
(A Preacher From Patara)

This Pope belonged to the Order of Preachers. Patara was the hometown of Saint Nicholas, a namesake of this Pope (born Nicholas Boccasini).[23]



Clement V (1305-1314)

Bertrand de Got

34 De Fascis Aquitanicis
(From the Bonds of Aquitaine)

He was a native of St. Bertrand de Comminges in Aquitaine, and eventually became Archbishop of Bordeaux, also in Aquitaine. His coat of arms displays three horizontal bars, known as “fesses.”



John XXII (1316-1334)

Jacques Duese

35 De Sutore Osseo
(Of the Bony Cobbler)

His family name was Duèze, D'Euze, D'Euzes, or Euse, the last of which might be back-translated into Latin as Ossa. The popular legend that his father was a cobbler is probably untrue.



Anti-pope Nicholas V (1328-1330)

Pietro Rainallucci di Corvaro

36 Corvus Schismaticus
(The Schismatic Crow)

The motto is a play on words, referring to Pietro Rainallucci di Corvaro's last name.



Benedict XII (1334-1342)

Jacques Fournier

37 Frigidus Abbas
(Cold Abbot)

He was an abbot in the monastery of Fontfroide ("cold spring").[24]



Clement VI (1342-1352)

Pierre Roger

38 De Rosa Atrebatensi
(From the Rose of Arras)

He was Bishop of Arras, (Latin: Episcopus Atrebatensis),[25] and his armorial bearings were emblazoned with six roses.[26]



Innocent VI (1352-1362)

Etienne Aubert

39 De Montibus Pammachii
(From the Mountains of Pammachius)

Pope Innocent was born at Mont in the diocese of Limoges, France, and he rose to prominence as the Bishop of Clermont.[27] He had been a cardinal priest with the title of St. Pammachius (i.e., the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo in Rome)[28]



Urban V (1362-1370)

Guglielmo De Grimoard

40 Gallus Vicecomes
(A French Viscount)

He was born of a noble French family.



Gregory XI (1370-1378)

Pierre Roger de Beaufort

41 Novus de Virgine Forti
(New From the Virgin Fort)

From the Beaufort family and Cardinal of Santa Maria Nuova[29]



Anti-pope Clement VII (1378-1394)

Robert, Count of Geneva

42 De Cruce Apostilica
(From an Apostolic Cross)

His coat of arms showed a cross, quarterly pierced.[30]



Anti-pope Benedict XIII (1394-1423)

Peter de Luna

43 Luna Cosmedina
(The Moon of Cosmedin)

He was the famous Peter de Luna, Cardinal of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.[31]



Anti-pope Clement VIII (1423-1429)

Gil Sanchez Munoz

44 Schisma Barcinonicum
(A Schismatic From Barcelona)

He was a Canon of Barcelona.[32]



Urban VI (1378-1389)

Bartolomeo Prignano

45 De Inferno Praegnani
(From Hell in Childbirth)

His family name was Prignano or Prignani, and he was native to a place called Inferno near Naples.[33]



Boniface IX (1389-1404)

Pietro Tomacelli

46 Cubus de Mixtione
(The Block of Mixture)

His coat of arms includes a bend chequy — a wide stripe with a checkerboard pattern.[34]



Innocent VII (1404-1406)

Cosmo Migliorati

47 De Meliore Sidere
(From a Better Star)

The prophecy is a play on words, referring to the pope's last name, Migliorati. There is a shooting star on his coat of arms.[35]



Gregory XII (1406-1415)

Angelo Correr

48 Nauta de Ponte Nigro (Sailor From the Black Bridge)

He was Commendatarius of the Church of Nigripontis.



Anti-pope Alexander V (1409-1410)

Pietro Philarges

49 Flagellum Solis
(Scourge of the Sun)

His coat of arms had a large sun on it. Also, a play on words, referring to the pope's last name, "Philarges."[36]



Anti-pope John XXIII (1410-1415)

Baldassarre Cossa

50 Cervus Sirenae
(Stag of the Siren)

Baldassarre Cossa was a cardinal with the title of St. Eustachius.[37] St. Eustachius converted to Christianity after he saw a stag with a cross between its horns. Baldassarre's family was originally from Naples, which has the emblem of the siren.



Martin V (1417-1431)

Oddone Colonna

51 Corona Veli Aurei
(Crown with the Golden Veil)

Oddone Colonna was the Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro.[38] The word "Velabro" is derived from "vela aureum", or golden veil.[39] His coat of arms had a golden crown resting atop a column.[40]



Eugene IV (1431-1447)

Gabriele Condulmaro

52 Lupa Caelestina
(Celestinian or Heavenly She-Wolf)

He belonged to the order of the Celestines and was the Bishop of Siena which bears a she-wolf on its arms.



Antipope Felix V (1439-1449)

Amadeus Duke of Savoy

53 Amator Crucis
(Lover of the Cross)

He was previously the count of Savoy and therefore his coat of arms contained the cross of Savoy.[41] Also, the prophecy is a play on words, referring to the antipope's Christian name, "Amadeus."



Nicholas V (1447-1455)

Tommaso Parentucelli

54 De Modicitate Lunae
(Of the Moon's Temperance)

He was born in Sarzana in the diocese of Luni, the ancient name of which was Luna.



Callixtus III (1455-1458)

Alfonso Borgia

55 Bos Pascens
(Grazing Ox)

Alphonse Borgia's arms sported a grazing ox.[42]



Pius II (1458-1464)

Enea Silvio de Piccolomini

56 De Capra et Albergo
(From a She-Goat and a Tavern)

He had been secretary to Cardinal Domenico Capranica and Cardinal Albergatti before he was elected Pope.[43]



Paul II (1464-1471)

Pietro Barbo

57 De Cervo et Leone
(From a Stag and a Lion)

Possibly refers to his Bishopric of Cervia (a stag) and his Cardinal title of St. Mark (a lion).[44]



Sixtus IV (1471-1484)

Francesco Della Rovere

58 Piscator Minorita
(Minorite Fisherman)

He was born the son of a fisherman and a member of the Minor Friars.



Innocent VIII (1484-1492)

Giovanni Battista Cibò

59 Praecursor Siciliae
(A Fore-Runner From Sicily or of Sicily)

Giovanni Battista Cibò was named after John the Baptist, the precursor of Christ. In his early years, Giovanni served as the Bishop of Molfetta in Sicily.[45]



Alexander VI (1492-1503)

Rodrigo de Borgia

60 Bos Albanus in Portu
(Alban Bull in the Port)

In 1456, he was made a Cardinal and he held the titles of Cardinal Bishop of Albano and Porto. [46] Also, Pope Alexander had a red bull on his coat of arms[47]



Pius III (1503)

Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini

61 De Parvo Homine
(From a Little Man)

His family name was Piccolomini, similar to piccoli uomini = "little men."



Julius II (1503-1513)

Giuliano Della Rovere

62 Fructus Jovis Juvabit
(The Fruit of Jupiter will Help)

On his arms was an oak tree, which was sacred to Jupiter.[48] Pope Julius' family name, "Della Rovere," literally means "of the oak."[49]



Leo X (1513-1521)

Giovanni de Medici

63 De Craticula Politiana
(From a Politian Gridiron)

His educator and mentor was the distinguished humanist and scholar, Angelo Poliziano. The “Gridiron” is the motto evidently refers to St. Lawrence, who was martyred on a gridiron. This is a rather elliptical allusion to Lorenzo the Magnificent, who was Giovanni’s father.[50]



Adrian VI (1522-1523)

Adriaan Florensz Boeyens

64 Leo Florentius
(Florentine Lion)

His coat of arms had two lions on it,[51] and his name is sometimes given as Adriaan Florens, or other variants, from his father's first name..



Clement VII (1523-1534)

Giulio de Medici

65 Flos Pilaei Aegri (Flower of the Balls)

The Medici coat of arms were emblazoned with six medical balls. One of these balls, the largest of the six, was emblazoned with the Florentine lily.[52]



Paul III (1534-1549)

Alessandro Farnese

66 Hiacynthus Medicorum
(The Hyacinth Among Physicians)

Pope Paul's coat of arms were charged with six hyacinths.[53] Before his ascent to the papacy, Alessandro Farnese had held the title of Saints Cosmas and Damian.[54] Cosmas and Damian were both doctors.



Julius III (1550-1555)

Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte

67 De Corona Montana
(Out of the Crown the Mountain)

His coat of arms showed mountains and palm branches laid out in a pattern much like a crown.[55]



Marcellus II (1555)

Marcello Cervini

68 Frumentum Floccidum
(Fluffy Wheat)

His coat of arms showed a stag and ears of wheat.[56]



Paul IV (1555-1559)

Giovanni Pietro Caraffa

69 De Fide Petri
(Of the Faith of Peter)

He is said to have used his second Christian name Pietro.



Pius IV (1559-1565)

Giovanni Angelo de Medici

70 Aesculapii Pharmacum
(The Drug/Medicine of Aesculapius)

His family name was Medici.



St. Pius V (1566-1572)

Antonio Michele Ghisleri

71 Angelus Nemorosus
(Angel of the Grove)

He was born in Bosco, (Lombardy); the placename means grove. His name was 'Antonio Michele Ghisleri', and Michele relates to the archangel.



Gregory XIII (1572-1585)

Ugo Boncompagni

72 Medium Corpus Pilarum
(Half Body of the Balls)

The "balls" in the motto refer to Pope Pius IV, who had made Gregory a cardinal. Pope Gregory had a dragon on his coat of arms with half a body.[57]



Sixtus V (1585-1590)

Felice Pereti

73 Axis in Medietate Signi
(An Axis in the Midst of Signs)

This is a rather straitforward description of the pope's coat of arms.[58]



Urban VII (1590)

Giovanni Battista Castagna

74 De Rore Caeli
(Of the Dew of the Heavens)

He had been Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria where sap called "the dew of heaven" is gathered from trees.[59]



Gregory XIV (1590-1591)

Niccolo Sfondrati

75 De Antiquitate Urbis
(Of the Antiquity of the City)

His father was a senator of the ancient city of Milan. The word "senator" is derived from the Latin word "senex", meaning old man.



Innocent IX (1591)

Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti

76 Pia Civitas in Bello
(Pious City in War)

He was the Patriarch of Jerusalem before succeeding to the Papacy.



Clement VIII (1592-1605)

Ippolito Aldobrandini

77 Crux Romulea
(The Roman Cross)

He had been a cardinal with the title of Saint Pancratius.[60] Saint Pancratius was a Roman martyr.[61]



Leo XI (1605)

Alessandro Ottaviano De Medici

78 Undosus Vir
(Man of the Surging Waves or The Man who will pass like a Wave).

He had been the Bishop of Palestrina.[62] The ancient Romans attributed the origins of Palestrina to the seafaring hero Ulysses.[63] Also, he had only reigned for 27 days.



Paul V (1605-1621)

Camillo Borghese

79 Gens Perversa
(The Corrupt Family)

Pope Paul scandalized the Church when he appointed his nephew to the College of Cardinals. The word "nepotism" may have originated during the reign of this pope.[64]



Gregory XV (1621-1623)

Alessandro Ludovisi

80 In Tribulatione Pacis
(In the Disturbance of Peace)

His reign corresponded with the outbreak of the Thirty Years War.



Urban VIII (1623-1644)

Maffeo Barberini

81 Lilium et Rosa
(Lily and Rose)

He was a native of Florence. Florence, in Italy, has a red lily on its coat of arms while the English king , of whom Pope Urban decided to wed both Charles I and Henrietta of France, also had a rose for his coat of arms.[65]



Innocent X (1644-1655)

Giovanni Battista Pamphili

82 Jucunditas Crucis
(Joy of the Cross)

He was raised to the pontificate after a long and difficult Conclave on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (off by a day).



Alexander VII (1655-1667)

Fabio Chigi

83 Montium Custos
(Guardian of the Hills)

His family crest includes six hills with a star above them.[66]



Clement IX (1667-1669)

Giulio Rospigliosi

84 Sydus Olorum
(Star of the Swans)

The "star" in the legend refers Pope Alexander VII, who had made Clement his personal secretary.[67] The Italian word for swan, "Cigni," rhymes with Pope Alexander's last name, "Chigi."



Clement X (1670-1676)

Emilio Altieri

85 De Flumine Magno
(From a Great River).

Pope Clement was a native of Rome.



Innocent XI (1676-1689)

Benedetto Odescalchi

86 Bellua Insatiabilis
(Insatiable Beast).

Pope Innocent had a lion on his coat of arms.[68]



Alexander VIII (1689-1691)

Pietro Ottoboni

87 Poenitentia Gloriosa
(Glorious Penitence)

His first name was "Pietro". The apostle Peter repented after he had denied his master three times.



Innocent XII (1691-1700)

Antonio Pignatelli del Rastrello

88 Rastrum in Porta
(The Rake at the Door)

His full name was Antonio Pignatelli del Rastrello.[69] "Rastrello" in Italian means "rake."



Clement XI (1700-1721)

Giovanni Francesco Albani

89 Flores Circumdati
(Surrounded by Flowers)

He had been a cardinal with the title of San Maria in Aquiro.[70]



Innocent XIII (1721-1724)

Michelangelo dei Conti

90 De Bona Religione
(Of a Good Religion)

A play on words, referring to the pope's chosen name, "Innocent."



Benedict XIII (1724-1730)

Pietro Francesco Orsini

91 Miles in Bello
(Soldier in War).




Clement XII (1730-1740)

Lorenzo Corsini

92 Columna Excelsa
(The Lofty Column)

When still a cardinal, he had held the title of St. Peter in Chains.[71] The name "Peter" is derived from the Greek word "petros," meaning "rock." To quote from the New Testament, "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church." Hist.: Clement was a frustrated architect who ordered, and sometimes interfered, with the building of many churches. He managed to salvage to columns of the Parthenon for his chapel at Mantua.



Benedict XIV (1740-1758)

Marcello Lambertini

93 Animal Rurale
(Rural Animal)




Clement XIII (1758-1769)

Carlo Rezzonico

94 Rosa Umbriae
(The Rose of Umbria)

He had been a cardinal with the title of Santa Maria in Aracoeli.[72] In mystical circles, the Virgin Mary is represented by a rose.



Clement XIV (1769-1774)

Lorenzo Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli

95 Ursus Velox
(Swift Bear; also seen as Cursus Velox Swift Course or Visus Velox Swift Glance)

The Ganganelli's family crest bore a running bear.



Pius VI (1775-1799)

Giovanni Angelico Braschi

96 Peregrinus Apostolicus
(Apostolic Wanderer or Pilgrim)

Spent the last two years of his life in exile, a prisoner of the French Revolution.



Pius VII (1800-1823)

Barnaba Chiaramonti

97 Aquila Rapax
(Rapacious Eagle)

The Pope's pontificate was overshadowed by Napoleon, whose emblem was the eagle.



Leo XII (1823-1829)

Annibale Sermattei della Genga

98 Canis et Coluber
(Dog and Adder).

"Dog" and "snake" are common insults, and Leo was widely hated. The legend could be an allusion to the pope's last name, Sermattei. "Serpente" is the Italian word for snake.



Pius VIII (1829-1830)

Francesco Saverio Castiglioni

99 Vir Religiosus
(Religious Man).

Another play on words, referring to the pope's chosen name, "Pius".



Gregory XVI (1831-1846)

Mauro, or Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari

100 De Balneis Etruriae
(From the Baths of Etruria)

Pope Gregory XVI belonged to the Camaldolese order of monks. The Camaldolese order is said to have begun with two monastic houses. The first of these houses was Campus Maldoli, and the second was Fonte Buono. "Fonte Buono" is Italian for "good fountain."[73]



Bl. Pius IX (1846-1878)

Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti

101 Crux de Cruce
(Cross of the Cross)

Pope Pius IX suffered many crosses during his pontificate, but the greatest cross of all came from the House of Savoy, which reunited Italy and stripped the pope of his territorial possessions. The Savoy coat of arms is commonly depicted as a white cross over a red background.



Leo XIII (1878-1903)

Gioacchino Pecci

102 Lumen in Caelo
(Light in The Sky)

His coat of arms had a shooting star.



St. Pius X (1903-1914)

Giuseppe Sarto

103 Ignis Ardens
(Burning Fire)

See below



Benedict XV (1914- 1922)

Giacomo Della Chiesa

104 Religio Depopulata
(Death of the Religious)

See below



Pius XI (1922-1939)

Achille Ratti

105 Fides Intrepida
(Intrepid Faith)

See below



Ven. Pius XII (1939-1958)

Eugenio Pacelli

106 Pastor Angelicus
(An Angelic Shepherd)

See below



Bl. John XXIII (1958-1963)

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

107 Pastor et Nauta
(Shepherd and Sailor)

See below



Paul VI (1963-1978)

Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini

108 Flos Florum
(Flower of Flowers)

See below



John Paul I (1978)

Albino Luciani

109 De Medietate Lunae
(Of the Middleness of the Moon)

See below



John Paul II (1978-2005)

Karol Wojtyla

110 De Labore Solis
(Of the Eclipse of the Sun, or from the Labour of the sun or from the pregnancy of the sun)

See below



Benedict XVI (2005-)

Joseph Ratzinger

111 De Gloria Olivae
(The Glory of the Olive or "To the Olive")

See below





Petrus Romanus
(Peter Roman) In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, et Iudex tremendus iudicabit populum. 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; when they are over, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome Judge will judge his people. The End.) Most scholars believe that this prophecy was added at a later date. It can be noted that this pope had explicitly not been numbered (as he would have been #112)

See below