I fear that our beloved Pope Benedict may not be with us much longer. I hope I am wrong.
I hope so too, given St. Malachy’s prophecy from the Middle Ages that Benedict will be the second to the last Pope. The last?
“During the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, the seat will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge His people. The End.”
For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes