John Paul II has received last rites. Who will be the successor? We've heard three theories:
1. The next Pope will be malevolent and cause great harm to the Church. This is an unacknowledged prophecy from at least one purported mystic.
2. The next Pope is going to be harshly conservative, forcing dissident Catholics to fall in line or leave. Basically, he supposedly will follow JPII's teachings, but will enforce them with iron.
3. The next Pope will be a liberal. This latter might just be wishful thinking by the shrinking Catholic left.