Well, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus, is either the most guileless cleric alive, or he knows how to set bonfires:
During the interview, Paul Badde referenced an old alleged prophecy that has recently gained traction in some clerical discussions: The “Prophesy of the Popes.” Also known as the “Prophesy of Malachy,” the prediction is attributed to Saint Philipp Neri – according to which, Pope Francis may be considered to be the last pope.
“Indeed, when looking at the prophecy, and considering how there was always a sound reference to popes mentioned in its history – that gives me the shivers,” Archbishop Gänswein admitted.
Although Catholics aren’t required to accept the prophecy, “speaking from historical experience, one has to say: Yes, it is a wake-up call.”
In the same interview, while stating that there are no differences between Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus, he discussed the lightning bolt that struck the dome of Saint Peter’s on the evening of the resignation of Pope Benedict, noting that “nature had spoken”. Reading this along with his earlier remarks that the Church now has, in some limited sense, two Popes, go here to read about it, PopeWatch is curious as to what the game of the Archbishop is and whether the Pope Emeritus is part of it? Ah, Vatican intrigue, a constant in the history of the Church!