Hey, it's Monday, so cut me some slack. And who doesn't love a bit of conspiracy and prophecy at that? This one coming from none other than the man himself: Nostradamus.
According to his "vision", he saw Benedict XVI being run out of Rome under a great comet that can be seen during the day. well, comet ISON has been spotted recently as well as some pretty impressive meteor showers including one that exploded over Russia, a couple of close calls with asteroids, and, to top it off, a bolt lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica.
Ouch, right? Nah. I'm on the side of science and chalk all this up to coincidences that happen on a daily basis and we will find signs wherever we can.
Of course, there's always an outside chance that all of this is true. But fear not. Even if the next pope is the last, it don't mean it's the end of the world. There doesn't seem to be any prophecy in that regards concerning this next pope or even if he will be the last.
One thing about predictions about the end of the world or era, there's always a new beginning. And the end doesn't mean a bad thing at all.