Ann Barnhardt & Dr Mazza Claim That The POPE Is The Katechon (“He Who Holds Back”) Found In 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7
Ann mentions again that Dr. Mazza claims that the POPE is The Katechon (“He Who Holds Back”) Found In 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7.
The Barnhardtites do this in opposition to Archbishop Vigano who said that Donald Trump is the Katechon
Both Vigano and the Barnhardtites are wrong.
All Church Fathers expect for one claim that the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor is he who withholds the Antichrist until the Roman Emperor is taken out of the way.
Cornelius a Lapide, S.J. is the only one who claimed that the POPE is this Katechon.
So Vigano and the Barnhardtites are wrong.
This may not mean anything at the moment but it will one day. I still believe that the Barnhardtites will side with the Forerunner to the Antichrist and will do their best to get this Forerunner democratically elected as Roman Emperor - by passing the Imperial Electors. This is why Ann is fixated on the Venetian form of government.
Because Ann knows (preternaturally) that the Forerunner to the Antichrist will not be elected by the seven Imperial Electors either because the Electors will be new mass goers at the time or the Electors will know the evil that is the Forerunner to the Antichrist and will refuse to elect him.
So Ann is using the Republic of Venice as the best form of a Catholic government in order to convince Catholic Nationalists to democratically elect the Forerunner to the Antichrist as the next Roman Emperor.
I'm pretty sure that's what's going on.
Here is Ann Barnhardt on the Republic of Venice.The Great Awakening