Prophecies of Malachy

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The so-called Prophecies of Malachy have no connection with St Malachy apart from their erroneous attribution to him. Contained in a document apparently composed in 1590, they purport to give a motto for every Pope from Celestine II (1143–4) to ‘Peter II’ at the end of the world.

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