Father E. Sylvester Berry: “The dragon is seen in heaven which is here a symbol of the Church, the kingdom of heaven on earth. This indicates that the first troubles of those days will be inaugurated within the Church by apostate bishops, priests, and peoples, — the stars dragged down by the tail of the dragon.
“ . . . As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the prophet will probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy of the papal throne . . .
Satan will assume the part of God the Father; Antichrist will be honored as Savior, and his prophet will usurp the role of Pope.
St. Francis of Assisi Prophecy:
“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer”