In March this year, Pope Francis marked the second anniversary of his election by predicting that he won’t be pope for long.
“I have the sensation that my pontificate will be brief: Four or five years,” the pope said in an interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa.
“I don’t know. Or two or three. Well, two have already passed!”
According to CBS News, Pope Francis also said he didn’t dislike being pope but that what he really missed was his freedom.
“The only thing I’d like to do is to be able to go out one day without anyone recognizing me and go get a pizza,” he said, laughing.
Based on the prophecy of Saint Malachy, Pope Francis corresponds to pope #112 of his prophecy, Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), of whom it had been predicted:
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term (end) of which the city of seven hills (Rome) will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.
Supposing Pope Francis and Saint Malachy are BOTH right about their predictions, it could imply that the end times are just around the corner (i.e. two or three years from now).