Pope John XXIII's prophesy?


#1

Hi guys,

According to some websites (bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm & deepinfo.com/email/Predictions1999.txt, there may be more) Pope John XXIII made a prophesy in 1962 about something really wacky, here is what they write:

*“According to the 1997-JUN-24 issue of Sun Magazine Pope John XXIII predicted in 1962 that visitors from outer space will arrive in chariots of flaming steel and will share their advanced knowledge with humanity. Our life span will be increased to 150 years or longer. Most diseases will be wiped out.” *

What exactly is this meant to be, is it satire, a joke, or a just malicious lie? Or does this have any substance?

Thanks


#2

Yet more sedavacantist nonsense.


#3

Considering the only source is a magazine article that appears 35 years after the alleged prophesies, I’d certainly wonder where this information was in those intervening years.

It is certainly a lie. On those websites, it doesn’t appear to be intended as a joke. Whether or not it started out that way is anyone’s guess.:shrug:


#4

The Sun is one of the wackier tabloids, up there with the late, lamented Weekly World News.

There is no reason to believe this story is true, if it appeared there.

Usagi


#5

Also, both of the links in the OP lead to sites collecting predictions for the date of the end of the world. I don’t think either site is necessarily claiming that Pope John XXIII said this, only recording that the Sun said so.

Doesn’t look as though either site is sedevacantist, either. The first is a “Bible” site generally decrying human attempts to predict the end, and the second is some guy’s message board post about various predictions for 1999.

Basically, looks like the Sun’s mention of Pope John XXIII just got swept up into these lists without much concern for its authenticity or lack thereof. The first list includes several Weekly World News predictions as well.

Usagi


#6

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