Where can we find the Biblical basis that tells us how long the Antichrist's reign lasts?

From what I recalled , I thought the Catholic Church believed that the persecution of the Antichrist would be short, 3 1/2 years or so, the tribulation probably a little bit longer. My evangelical friend seems to believe in the 3 1/2 year time frame also.

Where can we find the Biblical basis that tells us how long the Antichrist’s reign lasts?

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on the “rapture”. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
**Recommended Reading:
*]The Rapture
*] Without the Rapture, what is Revelation about?
*]Where does “Left Behind” go wrong?
]The Antichrist (Fathers)
*]Hunting the Whore of Babylon
*]The Whore of Babylon
*]False Profit: Money, Prejudice, and Bad Theology in Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind Series
Additional study:

*]What Jesus Really Said About The End Of The World

*]Beginning Apologetics 8: What Catholics Believe about the Second Coming, the Rapture, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Indulgences

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.