Before Christ returned to heaven He said that there would come a time when the Church would be trampled underfoot and greatly persecuted. Even the papacy would go to Satan, taken by the antichrist. Then Christ will return and establish His reign on earth. There have been over a million Catholic martyrs in the 20th century. There are very active and strong persecutions throughout the Arab world today and the Church is almost extinct. The one world government will be the last great persecution as well as a great jihad. Also the martyrs are the fifth seal of revelation (Apoc 6:9). These are the signs. Communism, fascism, Islam and Freemasonry have been and are still wreacking havoc against the Catholic faith. I recommend this book.