The Pope has chosen Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 78, to deliver the Lenten meditations to the Vatican hierarchy instead of him, in order to keep the listeners awake. I think that Biffi did a great job. He warned of an Antichrist who is a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist and who will convoke an ecumenical council and seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions. Masses will follow this Antichrist with a small exception of groups of Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox who don't want their faith to be watered down and destroyed.
It remains to be seen whether the Antichrist is really a person - and whether Vatican has plagiarized Rae Ann. Do you get 666 if you add the main contestant's ASCII-codes? Of course, you do. I wouldn't waste your time with this hypothesis if basic consistency checks couldn't be verified. ;-) Biffi emphasized absolute values such as goodness, truth, beauty, over relative values such as solidarity, love of peace, and respect of nature.