As has been pointed out, usually Popes pray about it first, but they are not directly inspired. Likewise, the Holy Spirit continues working through the College of Bishops even when Bishops or the Pope die and are replaced
(And on a side, after reading your response about this antipope who started Constance…) I trust that the Holy Spirit does guide our church and keeps it from error. How and why though would the HS allow an antipope to be in the Chair of Peter
As has been pointed out, an antipope would not be in the Chair of Peter. There have been throughout history, people who claim to be Pope, but who are not the true one. For example, there’s a guy in Kansas City who has seriously declared himself Pope Michael I :rolleyes:
The other thing I was wondering is…is the only way an elected pope can no longer be pope is through his death?
No, there have been a couple who have resigned. St. Celestine V (his story is pretty interesting) and Benedict IX (who served multiple times after resgining in between) are a couple examples.