Islamic prophecies may eerily come to pass with Pope Francis at helm of the Catholic Church, says author Tom Hoorn. Islam’s Muhammad reportedly prophesied that the end-times would come about as the Islamic antichrist, the Mahdi, waged war against the armies of Rome.

But Rome isn’t exactly a functioning military presence these days, so how would that work? “If the pope calls for justification of just war from Roman Catholicism, they’re going to see this army fighting under the banner of Rome,” Hoorn tells Jim Bakker. “… They’re going to see it as the literal fulfillment of their 1,600-year-old hadith.” READ MORE