I don't think this is correct. My impression has been Peter the Roman will be a strong Pope who will lead the church in desperate times. The man of perdition, the antichrist, will attempt to take the throne of Peter illegitimately. If that will happen during pontificates or in between, I don't know.
Does anyone know which cardinals or potentials are Benedictines?
One should not assume that the remaining popes listed are all that there will be. By this I mean that there may be another "pope" who is an anti-pope.......either invalidly elected, or who becomes invalid by openly preaching heresy.
That is one possibility.
Another possibility which I am aware of is that JPII is the last pope.......the last ROMAN pope. By this I am implying two (possibly related?) possibilities:
a) the pope and the govenment of the Church flee Rome, as prophecied, due to a "revolution" (invasion, etc.).
b) he is the last legitimate pope, though not the last "pope" elected or recorded in history.
There are prophecies and visions which refer to both scenarios.......although the former is the most certain - and most probable given the political and military climate.
BUT, in regard to option "b", this does not necessarily preclude an antipope (or more then one) from arising. Nor does this preclude the prophecied Antipope of History from arising.
The article above is a very good analysis of Malachi's prophecies....with the exception of what is said in reagrd to Peter the Roman. Of particular note - in regard to JPII - is the concept of the Sun in relation to his life.
JPII is from the East. We also know from prophecy that salvation (the Era of Peace)is to come from the East - and also that is where Christ will one day return to earth.
But - regarding JPII - if he "rose" like the Sun in the East (Poland - eastern Europe), he will surely "set" in the West. Some anonymous sources have indicated that early in his pontificate there were some "feelers" sent out for possible relocation of Vatican archival records in the Western Hemisphere......and for possible relocation of the Papal office in a state of emergency. Canada was one probable location.
Do not ask for a "link" or proof, as there is none. To the best of my knowedge there has been no such permanent arrangement made. But there was an exploration of options, back in the 80s. An "arrangement" may or may not have been made.
But even if all of that is false, it does stand to reason that if the Pope and some Cardinals were to flee Rome in some emergency, they would likely go West. Some prophecies say to Germany - others overseas. Perhaps to Germany first and then overseas? It is not too late in JPIIs life for this to happen.
If any of this comes to pass, then his "sun" will literally set in the west........."he will die a cruel death in exile".
"....in the end, I will receive his sacrifice".....Our Lady