Will Pope Francis Fulfill Prophecy?


In this short update John-Henry adds details about what has been discovered in Russian news sources in recent days. This places the spotlight on the discussions with the seers of Garabandal. In the article on the interview with the seers, you can find this reference to the events preceding “The Warning” or what some call the “Illumination of Conscience.” Here are excerpts from those interviews.

Q. Do you remember what the Blessed Mother said about the communist tribulation that is to precede the Warning?
A. It would look like the communists would have taken over the whole world and it would be very hard to practise the religion, for priests to say Mass or for people to open the doors of the churches.

Q. Is that what you meant when you said that it would seem as though the Church had disappeared?
A. Yes.

Q. It would be because of the persecution and not because the people would stop practising their religion?
A. Yes, but I guess a lot of people will stop. Whoever practises it will have to go into hiding.

Q. You said that it would be very difficult for priests to say Mass. Was this something that the Blessed Mother told you or was it something that you thought yourself because of the communist tribulation?
A. From what I remember, it was something she said.
Q. And the Virgin said that it would seem as though the Church had disappeared?
A. Yes.
Q. Did the Blessed Mother ever say anything about the Holy Father having to leave Rome at the time of the Warning?
A. No, but what it looked like to me — maybe at this time I was confusing in my mind what I was seeing and what the Blessed Mother was saying to me because it’s been so many years — but what it looked like to me was that the Pope couldn’t be in Rome either, you know what I mean, out in the open. He was being persecuted, too, and had to hide just like everybody else.

Q. You’re the only one who knows the year of the Warning. Did you ever tell it to anyone else, like a priest for example?
A. No.

October 19, 1982 Interview with MARI-LOLI, https://usralls.org/the-warning-and-miracle-interview-with-the-seers/

The pope scheduling a visit to Russia should not be a surprise to most who follow the prophecies of Garabandal. In December 2021 Ding Cervantes reported “ABOARD the homebound papal plane from Greece, Pope Francis announced plans to visit Moscow, the capital of Russia, in the near future.”.

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.

Another hint from seer Conchita was her statement that the prophecies of Garabandal would begin to unfold after a “Vatican synod.”

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.


“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.”

Conchita, November 14, 1965

The Australian Garabandal Apostolate summarized the information from the seers on “The Warning” as follows:

Mrs. (Christine) Bocabeille then asked Mari Loli:

“If you are not allowed to tell me the exact year [of the Warning], perhaps you could tell me approximately when it will happen.”

Mari Loli: “Yes it will be that time when the world will most need it.”

Christine: “When is that?”

Mari Loli: “When Russia will unexpectedly and suddenly overrun and overwhelm a great part of the free world. God does not want this to happen so quickly. In any case the Warning will come when you will see that Holy Mass cannot be celebrated freely anymore; then it will be that the world will most need the intevetnion of God”

For our further reflection, keeping in mind that prophecy is a charism of the papacy, is this quote from Blessed Pius IX: There will come a great sign that will fill the world with awe. But this will occur only after the triumph of a revolution during which the Church will undergo ordeals which are beyond description.”

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. We don’t know when all this will happen, but Albrecht Weber’s book contains this statement attributed to Conchita: [The source for this information was also requested: Mr. Weber responded:Conchita said this in a long conversation at her house on November 14, 1965.”]


In summary, the Australian Garabandal Apostolate believe that after the “communist takeover led by Russia will appear to have succeeded” and in the midst of a “persecution of the Church” (priests will have to go into hiding, the churches boarded up, the faithful will find it difficult to practice their religion); then, after that persecution, an era of peace will be granted to humanity.

To Sum It Up

A worldwide communist takeover led by Russia will appear to have succeeded and in the midst of this frightful aggression will be a harrowing persecution of the Church. Priests will have to go into hiding, the churches boarded up and it will become very difficult for the faithful to practice their religion. It will seem as though the Church had disappeared. The duration of this persecution is not known but it will take an act of God, the Warning, to stop it. To close on a positive note, we again quote from Fr. Brennan’s 1983 article:

“As a result of all this there will be a turning to God that will match the apostasy from God that preceded it, with the result, as Our Lady said at Fatima, that “an era of peace will be granted to humanity.“

This will be a peace such as the world has never known.



[1] https://www.garabandal.com.au/garabandals-prophecy-about-communism/
[2] Albrecht Weber, Garabandal. Der Zeigefinger Gottes
[3] https://ourlady.ca/2020/04/our-lady-shows-the-way-barry-hanratty/

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