While many in the media have reported on Pope Francis's remarks this week, much of that coverage has been focused on his naming of Palestine as a state. His comments about Christian martyrdom, however, have received much less attention.
[Pope Franis] encouraged Christians to turn to the Holy Spirit to remind them of Jesus' words, and guide them in preparing to be witnesses “with small every day martyrdoms, or with a great martyrdom, according to God’s will.”
“They will expel you from the synagogues: in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.”
"I saw that and I thought, okay, that's probably the important part of the story, not the Palestinian recognition thing," Glenn said.
Glenn hoped that he was speaking to Christians in the Middle East and warning them to prepare for martyrdom if they were to face ISIS.
" So what do you make of it?" Stu asked. "Because you have that tone in your voice of, I know what this means, but I'm not going to say it."
" I just think that it's worth hearing, you know. Maybe worth looking into. Hmm. Let's think about, what is he saying there?" Glenn said.
"Now, as we were talking about this as a group yesterday, it made me remember another prophecy from -- and I know this sounds crazy -- but from Nostradamus on the last pope. And he said, there would come a time where a guy -- and I can't remember if it was a black or a blue turban, would rule in Iraq. And he was the third antichrist. The first one was Napoleon. The second one was Hitler. And the third one comes from the Iraq region, and he's wearing a turban...I know he wears a turban because I remember seeing that about Saddam Hussein and going, woo, he's not wearing a turban," Glenn said.
Glenn the read one of the messages from Fatima:
Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'.
"That's the Pope," Glenn said.
Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
"So this is this how the pope or the last pope is supposed to die," Glenn said. "There was somebody else that was talking. They said, there's an old prophecy. And I think it was Fatima. That there would be like I don't know 112 popes or something. And this is the 112th pope."
"I just -- I don't know. Maybe this is all nothing. Maybe this is all nothing. I don't know. I just -- I was a little moved by, hey, by the way, you know, while you're out, get some bread and prepare for martyrdom. Just a little taken by that," Glenn said.
Watch Glenn explain below: