LittleVoice, I am only a little familiar with St. Malachy's prophecies of the popes and even if they are authentic I don't believe that he stated that the 113th is the Antichrist. He does not have his list of popes numbered but there are 112 and the descriptions which he gave his popes have been applied to the last 111 popes (the first 77 lived before or during his life time), the last 34 prophecies may have been correctly applied or maybe not. So if his last pope, the 112th, follows directly after his 111th pope which many people believe describe Pope Benedict, then his last one would be Pope Francis but many people also believe that there may be several popes in between his 111th and his 112th pope. In addition, there are many other approved Catholic prophecies which have yet to come to fruition. Maybe, similar to the Garabandal seers who appear to have prophesized the beginning of the end of times, St. Malachy's prophecies of the popes lead us up to the end of times. This is what I found that St. Malacy stated about the 112th(?) pope, In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis. This may be translated into English as: In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes I am not certain exactly how to interpret that prophecy but maybe the "final persecution of the Holy Roman Church" refers to the entire end of times from the time immediately preceding the Warning until the End and possibly there will be many Peter the Romans as there have been for almost the past 2,000 years. Also, Saint Hildegard was given many visions of the Five Ages of the End Times, which will apparently be a very special period of time in human history. Maybe these five ages are summed up in Saint Malachy's last prophecy for the Church which stands out differently from his other brief descriptions for a past, present or future pope. In addition, I really don't think that God would give us a prophecy which points directly to who the Antichrist is or directly to the time of the Antichrist, imho. That is a very interesting observation that you made about "1260 days" though, along with the number of synods. I never read that the Bishop Synod on the Family was the 112th synod, can you provide a link to that information? Would the 2018 synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment be the 113th? Thank you, very interesting.