In researching the Cardinals who will be voting in the conclave, I ran accross Cardinal Biffi. He is said to be a good friend of Cardinal Ratizinger and considered very conservative.
The following is taken from cardinalrating.com:
http://www.cardinalrating.com/image/empty.gifhttp://www.cardinalrating.com/image/empty.gifhttp://www.cardinalrating.com/image/empty.gifTranslation (automatic):Article in GermanArticle in FrenchArticle in SpanishArticle in ItalianArticle in Portuguesehttp://www.cardinalrating.com/flag/british.gif Vegetarian Antichrist is 'Walking Among Us’
Sept 18, 2004
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 71, the Archbishop of Bologna said that the “Antichrist” was already on Earth in the guise of a prominent philanthropist whose concern for human rights and the environment and advocacy of ecumenicism masks his real aim: the destruction of Christianity and “the death of God”.
(6 March 2000) Cardinal Biffi said the Antichrist was not the beast with seven heads described in the Book of Revelation but a “fascinating personality” whose outward charm and plausibility had deceived his enemies. The cardinal said the Antichrist espoused vegetarianism, pacifism, environmentalism and animal rights.
He also identified the Antichrist as an expert on the Bible who nonetheless promotes “vague and fashionable spiritual values” rather than the Scriptures. He [the antichrist] advocates ecumenical dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian denominations, including Anglicanism and the Orthodox Church. This appeared to be a worthy aim, but was in fact being used by the Antichrist in an attempt to water down and undermine Catholicism to the point where it collapsed.
The cardinal did not say whether he had any particular world figure in mind, and his real target seemed to be the substitution of “feel-good” causes, such as ecology and humanitarian aid, for “true religion”.
Cardinal Biffi was speaking at a conference in Bologna on the work of Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), the Russian philosopher and mystic, whom he praised as a “forgotten prophet” who had “lucidly foreseen” the horrors of the 20th century. In his last writings, the cardinal said, Solovyov had predicted the rise of the Antichrist after a century of bloodshed, wars, revolutions and the breakdown of the nation state.