posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 07:19 PM
I think Father Arinze is the leading candidate. As for how he fits into the Malachy prophecy, it's always hard to know. He's like Nostradamus in
that things sometimes only make sense afterwards. I believe the next Pope is to be "The Glory of the Olive". So, you can take your pick of of ways
to interpret that.
On a more mundane, political level, I think the Church would look towards a Pope from the third world because that is where Catholicism is growing
I, too, have the feeling JPII hung on (and is still hanging on) for a particular reason known only to him and to God.