ABOARD the homebound papal plane from Greece, Pope Francis announced plans to visit Moscow, the capital of Russia, in the near future.
Shivers ran down my spine as I read it. All the prophecies signaling the “end times” are coming together, especially those told years ago by the Blessed Mother during her Garabandal, Spain apparitions (1961-65). These apparitions were confirmed as authentic by St. Padre Pio, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and, albeit indirectly, St. Pope Paul VI who were contemporaries.
As far as I know, never has Heaven given us so many hints on when a major prophecy is to occur.
After having name-dropped three saints to buttress Garabandal’s credibility, where does Pope Francis’ planned sortie to Moscow fit in?
In his book Garabandal, Finger of God, author Albrecht Weber, a German who was involved with Garabandal since the early years (he is now deceased and buried in Garabandal), quoted visionary Conchita as having said: “The Pope will go to Russia, to Moscow. As soon as he returns to the Vatican, hostilities will break out in different parts of Europe.”
On June 19, 1962, the seers of Garabandal were given a vision of the tribulations to follow, making them scream in fear for several minutes. When asked the Blessed Mother about it, she replied that communism, led by Russia, would unexpectedly take over many parts of democratic countries where Christians would be persecuted. At the height of such an event, God would send to the whole world the Great Warning which will simultaneously penetrate, in the manner of the Holy Spirit, the consciences of each living person on earth, both believers and unbelievers.
And we know by Pope Francis’ words that his travel to Russia, though still undated, would be soon, as he said: “I am ready to go to Moscow, for a dialogue with a brother.” He was referring to Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox church.
Francis told reporters on board his plane returning from a trip to Greece that the meeting with Kirill was on a “horizon that is not far”.
Bishop Hilarion, the head of the Russian church’s department for external relations, said he would meet with Francis sometime between December 20 and the end of the year for the planned visit.
Another hint from seer Conchita was her statement that the prophecies of Garabandal would begin to unfold after a “Vatican synod.”
Conchita’s statement on the synod was also from the Blessed Mother and there seems to be no doubt that the reference to the synod initiated recently by Pope Francis.
On October 10, 2021, the Pope announced a two-year project for the Catholic Church called “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” This synod will run from 2021 to 2023.
This was confirmed by Mother Nieves who interviewed Conchita on this. The seer, who was then 12 years old, had related to her aunt what the Blessed Mother said about the synod that would precede the Warning, stressing that the Mother of God did not refer to a council, but to a synod.
And then finally (?), there the hint from the last “three popes” which actually numbered four, also according to Conchita as she quoted the Blessed Mother.
Conchita said the Blessed Mother had cited three more popes before the “end times” (the visionaries also stressed they were not referring to the end of the world), but clarified another pope was not counted because of his very short reign. The latter, undoubtedly, referred to Pope John Paul I who died 33 days after assuming the papacy.
Conchita made the statement after hearing the church bells ring in Garabandal, to announce the death of Pope John XXIII. Counted thus are popes John Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI.
Where does Pope Francis fall in regard to the count?
There are many theories trying to find him in the puzzle of the Apocalypse. But I join those who see him in the light of what the Blessed Mother had said about the end times commencing after the three popes. The conclusion: we are in the end times. To ignore the signs- pandemic and historic natural disasters, among other phenomena- would be folly.
These hints from Garabandal tell us of the nearing prophesied major events: the Warning, the Miracle, and the Chastisement. (I had shared in this space many quotes on these, particularly the Warning.)
The explosion of credible Catholic mystics telling of dire prophecies that happen even within a matter of days is already a sign- Heaven is in a rush to save souls amid declarations that the antichrist is on the rise.