Pulp Non Fiction
[ Thursday, April 07, 2005 ]
Next Pope 'Will Die, Spark War'From correspondents in Bogota, Colombia07-04-2005 From: Agence France-Presse THE pope elected to succeed John Paul II will be assassinated and his death will spark a Muslim invasion of the west that will split the Roman Catholic church, according to an interpretation of the prophecies of Nostradamus's by a leading Colombian author.
"The next pope elected will be subsequently murdered in central Italy. Then comes pope number 112, who will flee Rome because of an attack by Muslims," said Gonzalo Echeverri, a Colombian investigating judge and author of a book on Nostradamus.
According to Mr Echeverri, the pope will base himself in Avignon, France and another pontiff will take control in Italy, splitting the Catholic church in two.
"There is a very clear prophecy that says the holy father will move to another place, even warning that the French pope will not be able to stay in Avignon due to the Muslim invasion and will flee again to Lyon, where he will be attacked, according to Nostradamus," Mr Echeverri said.
Avignon was a base for popes for much of the 14th century, another time of grave divisions in the church and Europe.
Nostradamus was a 16th century scholar who made prophecies. His supporters say he predicted the French revolution, the rise of Hitler and the assassination of President John F Kennedy.
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