Petrus Romanus: Is the Last Pope Here?

Like a shot heard round the world, so has the information regarding Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation/abdication from the pontifical throne has created a global ripple the likes of which we’ve not seen in quite some time.

It has been 600 years since a pope has resigned from his position at the Holy See.  Citing his advanced age and declining health, Benedict has made history.


“I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me,” (in Latin) at an address to a small group at Vatican City, “For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of bishop of Rome, successor of Saint Peter.”

The conclave to choose his successor is expected to be held in Mid-March, in time for the new pope to deliver the Easter Mass.

For Catholics everywhere, this news is certainly shocking.  To news hounds and politicos, the global impact of a new pope will create great headline fodder for some time.  And for people like Tom Horn and Cris Putnam, this news surely comes as a kind of startling confirmation of the research they poured into their best selling book, “phenergan for nausea and vomiting.”

Cris Putnam Petrus Romanus

Author Cris Putnam co-wrote his best selling “Petrus Romanus” with Tom Horn. Their book discusses the prophecy of the popes, and what that could mean for all of us.

The book is a fascinating read that hinges on the ancient prophecy of the popes attributed to St. Malachy.   It also is a historical account of the papacy, an expose of underground Vatican activities, and more.  The authors have been featured everywhere from Coast to Coast Am, to the History Channel, to an interview on my humble blog!  Check out Cris Putnam discussing the Malachy prophecy in a segment from the History Channel’s (H2) series Countdown to Apocalypse in the video below:

According to the prophecy, the next pope will be the last one.  Putnam points out that, if the prophecy is true, then the election of a new pope (Peter the Roman) will herald the beginning of the tribulation period, spoken of in the Bible.

To learn all about Petrus Romanus, please take a look at my interview with Mr. Putnam.  His detailed responses to my questions were absolutely fascinating.  Check out the link below:

10 Questions With… Cris Putnam, Author of ‘Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here’