The mention of the “tribulations” and “persecution” occurring at the end of Malachy’s prophecy can be interpreted in a sinister way—that “Peter the Roman,” the final pope, may be the Antichrist or False Prophet of Revelation 19:20, which could mean that the Prophecy of the Popes predicts not only the end of Rome, but the Biblical apocalypse.

Whatever you might think of St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes, there is an abundance of evidence just waiting to be sifted through if you’re interested. At the very least, you might find yourself on a journey through some fascinating historical documents and some entertaining theories.

At most, though, you may just stumble upon the truth of a 900-year-old prophecy concerning the end of the world. Because of this, the Prophecy of the Popes is well-worth looking into.