It's the next Mayan Doomsday Prophesy, the next Y2K. The world is always supposed to come to an end in the near future. It's bullshit.
Interesting. The next pope is supposed to be the last one according to St. Malachy, a 12th century bishop in Ireland.
112 Peter the Roman, who will Nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.
http://blog.paddypower.com/2013/02/11/holy-moly-pope-benedict-retires-bet-on-who-will-succeed-him-with-paddy-power/ 'Pope Idol'
Father Dougal Maguire at 1000/1 - if only ...
...then we know the prophesy to be true and the world will end.
...CNN reports Conclave "too close to call."