"the Church shall be... as it was in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs"
Manning, Archbishop of Westminster, 1861)
(1.) "The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested By Prophecy: Four Lectures", by Cardinal Henry Edward Manning, 1861: His
Excellency - citing the Fathers of the Church and theologians of the greatest repute (such as Aquinas, Bellarmine, etc.) - covers in detail: St. Paul's prophesied revolt and falling away from papal authority (de fide), the suppression of the Holy
Sacrifice, the pope's forced exile from Rome, the destruction of neo-pagan Rome, persecution of
the greatly beleaguered Church by Antichrist and finally his destruction.
(2.) "Ven. Bartholomew
Holzhauser's Life, Visions, and Commentary on St. John's Revelations", (Translated from the Latin). Rare text - includes: The Holy Pope, the Great Catholic Monarch, the time of Antichrist, Last Judgement... .
Page 140. "The tenth chapter of the Apocalypse comprises, according to Holzhauser, special revelations respecting the Mighty Monarch and the Enlightened Pope,
as we may reasonably assume, that God would not leave the world without some indication as to these great Renovators of an age apparently not very remote."
Page 136. "A learned theologian, after perusing this Commentary, candidly declared, that "after Holzhauser all commentators
on the Apocalypse appeared to him to have written like children."