Could Don Bosco's Vision be referring to Pope Benedict XVI?

Prophecy of St. John Bosco (St. Giovanni Melchior Bosco) on the Vigil of the Feast of the Epiphany, January 5, 1870:

God alone is almighty, all-knowing, all-seeing. God has neither past nor future; everything is present to Him, everything at a single point of time. Nothing eludes God. No person, no place is distant from Him. In His infinite mercy and for His glory He alone can unveil the future to man.

On the vigil of the Epiphany of this year, 1870, all material things in my room disappeared, and I found myself contemplating supernatural matters. It was only a matter of an instant, but I saw a great deal. Although what I witnessed was sensibly present, I find it extremely difficult to communicate it to others intelligibly, as one may realize by what follows. This is the Word of God in human parlance:

"War will come from the south, peace from the north.

"The laws of France no longer recognize the Creator. The Creator will reveal Himself by visiting her three times with the scourge of His wrath. The first time He will destroy her pride by defeat, pillage, and destruction of crops, cattle, and men. On His second visit the great whore of Babylon, which the faithful grievingly call Europe's brothel, shall lose her leader and fall prey to chaos.

"Paris! Paris! Instead of fortifying yourself with the Lord's name, you surround yourself with houses of ill repute. You yourself shall destroy them; your idol, the Pantheon, will be razed to the ground, so that it may truthfully be said that 'iniquity has lied to itself.' [Ps. 26,12] Your enemies will plunge you into anguish, famine, terror, and the contempt for My law, says the Lord.

"On My third visit, you shall fall under the foreign yoke. From afar your enemies will see your palaces in flames, your home in ruins, soaked in the blood of your heroes who are no more.

"But behold, a great warrior from the north appears, carrying a banner in his right hand, his arm bearing this inscription: 'Irresistible is the Hand of the Lord.' At that very moment the Venerable Old Man of Lazio [the Pope] went forward to meet him, holding aloft a brilliantly glowing torch. The banner then increased in size and turned from black to snow-white. In the middle of the banner, in letters of gold, there was written the name of Him who is able to do all things.
"The warrior and his men bowed profoundly to the Venerable Old Man and joined hands with him.
[NOTE: The “Archbishop of Latium”(Lazio) was one of the titles of the Pope at the time of the Papal States.]

"Now the voice of Heaven is addressed to the Shepherd of shepherds. You are in solemn conference with your co-workers, but the enemy of good never stands idle. He cunningly plots and sets all his wiles against you. He will sow discord among your helpers and will rear enemies among My sons. The powers of the world shall vomit fire. They would love to smother My words in the throats of the guardians of My law, but they shall not succeed. [This has already been attempted and will still be attempted, especially in Prussia - Germany.] They shall do much harm, but only to themselves. Hurry! If knots cannot be untied, sever them. Do not halt in the face of difficulties, but go forth until the hydra of error has been beheaded. At this blow earth and hell shall tremble, but the world will be saved and the faithful shall exult. Gather around you only two co-workers, yet wherever you go, carry on the task entrusted to you and bring it to completion. Days go by swiftly and your years are reaching their appointed number, but the great Queen shall always assist you, and, as in the past, She shall always be magnum et singulare in Ecclesia praesidium [“the powerful, prodigious defense of the Church” or more precisely, "the Great and Singular Defense in the Church.”]

"But you, O Italy, land of blessings, who has plunged you into desolation? Not your enemies, but your own friends. Do you not hear your children begging for the bread of faith, unable to find one to break it for them? What shall I do? I shall strike the shepherds and scatter the sheep so that those who sit upon the chair of Moses may seek better pastures and their flock may gently listen and be fed.

"But My hand shall be heavy upon both flock and shepherds. Famine, plague, and war shall cause mothers to mourn the blood of their sons and husbands shed on foreign soil.

"What shall befall you, ungrateful, effeminate, proud Rome? You have reached a point when you seek and admire nought in your sovereign but luxury, forgetting that both your glory and his stands upon Golgotha. Now he is old, frail, defenseless, and dispossessed. [Pope Benedict XVI ?] Nevertheless, though captive, his words cause the whole world to tremble.

"O Rome! Four times shall I come to you! The first time I shall smite your regions and its people. The second time I shall bring slaughter and destruction to your very gates. Should not that make you open your eyes? A third time shall I come, and I will demolish your defenses and defenders. At My Father's command, terror, dismay, and desolation will reign.

"My wise followers flee, but My law is still trod underfoot. Therefore, I shall come a fourth time. Woe to you if My law again shall go unheeded. There shall be defections among both learned and ignorant. Your blood and that of your children shall wipe out your transgressions.

"War, plague, and famine are the scourges to smite human pride and malice. Where are your magnificent villas and palaces, you people of wealth? They have become the litter of squares and streets!

"And you priests, why are you not prostrate between the vestibule and the altar, weeping and praying that the scourge may cease? Why do you not take up the shield of faith and preach My Word from the rooftops, in the houses, streets, and squares, and even in inaccessible places? Do you not know that this is the terrible two-edged sword which smites My enemies and placates the wrath of God and man?

"These things shall inexorably come to pass, all in succession.


"Things follow too slowly upon each other, but the great Queen of Heaven is at hand; the Lord's power is Hers.

Like mist She shall scatter Her enemies. She shall vest the Venerable Old Man [the Pope] with all his former garments.

"There shall yet come a violent hurricane. Iniquity is at an end, sin shall cease,
and before two full moons shall have shone in the month of flowers, the rainbow of peace shall appear on the earth.


"The great Minister shall see the Bride of his King clothed in glory.

"Throughout the world a sun so bright shall shine as was never seen since the flames of the Cenacle until today, nor shall it be seen again until the end of time.


NOTE: May is the month of flowers in Rome, Italy and the next time May will have two full moons is in the year 2026. If I'm interpreting this correctly, the triumph of the Queen of Heaven could occur any time before the end of May of 2026.
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Bazsó-Dombi Attila
"The warrior and his men bowed profoundly to the Venerable Old Man and joined hands with him. (...)
Things follow too slowly upon each other, but the great Queen of Heaven is at hand; the Lord's power is Hers.
Like mist She shall scatter Her enemies. She shall vest the Venerable Old with all his former garments."
Who is the only one Venerable Old Man from Rome (Nuntius apostolicus est perpetuus…More
"The warrior and his men bowed profoundly to the Venerable Old Man and joined hands with him. (...)
Things follow too slowly upon each other, but the great Queen of Heaven is at hand; the Lord's power is Hers.
Like mist She shall scatter Her enemies. She shall vest the Venerable Old with all his former garments."
Who is the only one Venerable Old Man from Rome (Nuntius apostolicus est perpetuus Sanctae Sedis vicarius apud cuiusdam civitatis regimen), who was joined worldwide by warrior men? Might be Archibshop Viganò "Pope in pectore"?!
Abigail Wandsworth
I'm pretty sure the end of time is here and the bright sun is here