Is the ‘big one’ about to hit Rome? Series of tremors and
volcano’s reawakening prompt fears of major quake
Chiara Palazzo 1 NOVEMBER 2016 • 7:57AM
A series of earthquakes which struck central Italy in the past two months has sparked fears that the country’s capital may be at risk from a “big one”.
The tremors – all followed by powerful aftershocks – proved the final straw for a number of important architectural landmarks, including the Abbey of Sant-Eutizio in Umbria, and damaged several churches and buildings in the heart of Rome, including the Colosseum
Whilst scientists say there is no risk that Rome will be hit by a “big one”, something different may be threatening the Eternal City – a dormant volcano.
Maybe this is more “World News” looked at in one way … but I immediately thought of that old vision (prophecy?) of Pius X (I have no idea if this is an approved thing … or just “out there” … but I’d never thought of the reason for the Pope’s fleeing Rome to have been an earthquake or a volcano). Still, a Pompeii sized volcano like Vesuvius (near Naples) in the Rome vicinity could cause destruction … and the idea of a Pope having to crawl to safety over the crypts gives me the chills, whatever the cause of the disaster was.:eek:
Italy has had some earthquakes of great magnitude recently.
During an audience with the general Chapter of the Franciscans in 1909, Pius X (1835-1914) fell into a semi-trance with his head sunk on his chest, and after a few minutes he came to and opened his eyes with a look of horror on his face. He reputedly cried out:
What I have seen was terrible… Will it be myself? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the Pope will quit Rome, and in fleeing from the Vatican he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests. Do not tell anyone while I am alive (cf. Stephen Skinner, Millennium Prophecies, Carlton, p. 75).
ccg.org/weblibs/study-papers/p288.html < I’ve seen accounts of this vision on other sites. Just copied the first one I saw. Can’t vouch for what this site is … so caveat emptor (but the part I copied looks like what I’d seen before and suits my purpose).