A former confidant of Pope Saint John Paul II revealed that the late Polish pontiff had a prophetic vision of an Islamist invasion of Europe.
At the Hermitage of Saints Peter and Paul in Bienno, northern Italy on Saint John Paul II’s feast day, Monsignor Mauro Longhi gave a lecture where he revealed the details of the vision. Longhi, a priest of Opus Dei, frequently accompanied John Paul II on his mountain hikes and ski trips in the Italian province of L’Aquila when he was a student from 1985 to 1995. Longhi says he was a mystic who “dialogued” with the Virgin Mary and had prophetic visions – the particular vision of an Islamist invasion of Europe took place in 1992.
During their ski trips, Longhi and John Paul II would stay at an Opus Dei home in the mountains of Abruzzo. Longhi said that John Paul II would kneel at the tabernacle of the Opus Dei chapel, and converse “at times even animatedly” with God. He also said that one the John Paul II’s closest friends, Cardinal Andrzej Deskur, told him the late pontiff had the “gift of visions.”
“He speaks to God Incarnate, Jesus; he sees His face and he sees also the face of His mother” – Cardinal Andrzej Deskur
According to Mgr Longhi, in 1992 Pope Saint John Paul II revealed to him:
“Tell this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church afflicted by a mortal wound. More profound, more painful than those of this millennium, [referring to Communism and Nazi totalitarianism] It is called Islamism. They will invade Europe. I have seen the hordes come from the West to the East, and then told to me each country one by one: from Morocco to Libya to Egypt, and so on till the East… They will invade Europe; Europe will be like a basement, old relics, shadows, cobwebs. Family heirlooms. You, the Church of the third millennium, must contain the invasion. Not with armies, armies will not be enough, but with your faith, lived with integrity.”