John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


Click!

Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book...it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can't put it down! It's a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That's the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei's latest film is The Blue Mansion - Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It's quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

The new Pope = End of the Church?

St Peters struck by lightning

St. Peters, hours after the Pope’s abdication

The new Pope

The first vote for the new pope is just being counted. According to our source, Milan Cardinal Scolia (our choice) has taken a strong lead. In its present sorry condition, only an Italian Pope would have the ability to clean up the Catholic Church.

Only a man like Cardinal Scola can end the sexual excesses of the leading Vatican prelates in Rome. There was no way that the last Pope,  Pope Benedict XVI, could do the job.

Especially after it was discovered that he was flying around in the Papal airplane with women—one of the discoveries that led to his resignation—a proven fact, available in the Internet.

The next Pope—Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan. You heard it here, and we heard it from our source in the conclave.

The predictions of St. Malachy and Nostradamus

According to two ancient predictions one by St. Malachy, the other by Nostradamus, this next pope will be the last.

That theory dates back more than 900 years to when St. Malachy, the 12th century Archbishop of Ireland, had a vision on a trip to Rome. St. Malachy “saw” all the names of the future popes–complete with identifying characteristics–who would rule the church until the end of the Papacy.

St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” named Benedict XVI as the 111th–and next-to-last – pope. St. Malachy’s vision ended with the 112th pope.

The 20th century pope during World War II, Pius X, was convinced that Malachy’s vision was indeed divine.

The first pope on St. Malachy’s list would be “from a castle on the Tiber.” This was clearly a spot-on prediction for Pope Celestine II who was born on the bank of the Tiber River.

Ominously, in St. Malachy’s vision, the last pope–who will soon be elected–is described as, “in extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by an Italian Pope.

Nostradamus, the 16th century French astrologer, predicted almost exactly the same as did St. Malachy.

Pan-STARRS - the comet

Pan-STARRS – the comet

Nostradamus warned that the next-to-last pope would “flee Rome in December when the great comet is seen in the daytime.”

True to this prediction, an obscure, comet known as C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS), is starting to light up the skies and be visible from earth during the papal conclave. Observers around the world can now catch a glimpse of comet PanSTARRS and the barely lit crescent moon, as long as there are clear skies.

Brightening a million fold since its discovery only in June 2011, the comet has already become easily visible by the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere with its enormous 40,000-mile tail.

Also, taking into account that the calendar months were different hundreds of years ago, Nostradamus was spot on as Benedict XVI abdicated and fled from Rome to the nearby refuge for Popes, Castel Gandolfo.

Just hours after Benedict XVI abdicated, a bolt of lightning struck the very top of St. Peter’s Basilica, the very heart of Christianity. A few days later, a huge meteor crashed into Russia.

For the astrologists, it is significant that, during Saturn’s retrograde in Scorpio, we will have the rise of the next and final pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

The next pope will be the one to end the Church.

Both St. Malachy and Nostradamus are in full agreement with this—dates, comets, names and all!

Habemus Papam

So we were wrong. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, son of a railway worker, was named leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and will be known as Pope Francis I. He is a Jesuit, and speaks perfect Italian. In Argentina, he moved from his impressive Cardinal’s mansion to live in a small apartment.  Pope Francis I speaks perfect Italian with no accent, so he should be accepted in Italian, even though the Italians were rooting for Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan.

What is most surprising is that Francis I is a Jesuit. The Jesuits are know for brilliant and controversial priests.

On 15 August 1534, St. Ignatius of Loyola , a Spaniard of Basque origin, and six other students started the Jesuit movement.

In 1537, Ignatius of Loyola traveled to Italy to seek papal approval for his order. Pope Paul III gave them a commendation, and permitted them to be ordained priests. This led to the founding of the Society of Jesus later in 1540.

Today, Jesuit priests are in the minority. The Jesuits specialize in educational, missionary, and charitable works, and have been the leading force in modernizing the church.

So, maybe St. Malachy and Nostradamus were correct that this will be the last pope, in the sense that Francis I will “rebuild” the Catholic Church.

St. Francis, from whom Francis I took his name, had vision of a talking crucifix in an abandoned chapel: “Francis, rebuild my church.”  By taking the name of Francis I, the current pope may well transform the Catholic Church as we know it.

Like St. Francis before him Francis I may set out to rebuild the church.

 




3 comments to The new Pope = End of the Church?

  • Ignasiuis

    Pope Francis is a superb choice! He was not wearing the red cape and the red shoes that the previous pope was doing.

    Pope Francis will re-unify the Catholic Church, and we will see a surge of young people wishing to be Catholics!@#

    I, too, had anticipated Cardinal Scola, from Milan as well,.

    However, I am very pleased to see a new Pope, as humble, kind, as Pope Francis is.

    Viva Papa Francis!

  • Alfred E

    There will be millions of people from Latin America, coming forth to the catholic church.
    There was a decline in the Usa, of catholics, but all this will change with Pope Francis. thank you!
    Blessings,

    Alfred E
    Rhode Island,
    USA

  • James

    The Vatican is brilliant with the selection of Pope Francis!
    God Bless!
    James