Doesnt much matter.
He is planning on stepping down in April. He doesnt feel he is in good enough health to give the work the job it deserves.
"During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo predicted the death of Benedict XVI within 12 months. His remarks were expressed with such certainty and resolution that the people he was speaking to thought, with a sense of alarm, that an attack on the Pope's life was being planned," the paper reported.
Cardinal Romeo also named Benedict's XVI likely successor as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan – meaning the papacy would return to an Italian after the German Benedict and his Polish predecessor, John Paul II.
The next pope, the one that will succeed Pope Benedict XVI (#266), will NOT go by the name ‘Peter the Roman,’‘Pope Peter the Roman,’‘Peter II,’‘ Petrus Romanus,’‘Pietro the Great, ‘Pete of Ireland,‘ or any name, in anyway, that has anything to do with ‘Peter.’
I will even go as much to say that the next pope will even bypass ‘Paul VII,’though it is a perfectly valid papal name, because of St. Paul’s association with St. Peter.
I am NOT sure how I can make this any clearer. The St. Malachy prophecy that claims that the next pope will be ‘Peter the Roman’will NOT come to pass.
These cardinals are not going to sit idle while the Church and Rome are destroyed. It won’t be the first time a pope-elect has had hands placed on him.
That is why they wear RED. They are supposed to shed their blood to defend the Church.
To have the next pope be Peter the Roman is to say that the Church, Rome and Western Europe are at an end.
There are at least 30 cardinals savvy enough to make sure that this will not happen.
Do you get that?
Screw the prophecy. Think about the cardinal electors. There are some very SAVVY operators in that pool. They are NOT going to have NATO troops marching in on the Vatican.
So … PLEASE … PLEASE.
Can we PLEASE stop this charade.