Because he read “Saint Paul’s Joke” – which is part of the official Vatican Archives -- Pope Francis I is going to Shun Popemobile on Mideast Trip.
The 900 year old St Malachy Prophecy said the Benedict was the last but one in the lines of popes. Rome is to be destroyed in period of 112th Malachy Pope.
So … if you want to break the prophecy resign and the 112th Pope survives. Or, the true 112th pope comes after him and Rome survives – the Vatican survives, and the religion survives.
If Francis IS the 112th pope, he is INVINCIBLE. He must be alive when Rome is destroyed – or the Malachy prophecy is broken. So, the worst thing that can happen, Francis is assassinated and the prophecy is broken. But it all depends on whether of not Francis qualified as an ‘anti-pope’ … a pope who is not really official. There have been several in history and they have not disrupted the Malachy list.
“Saint Paul’s Joke” – Francis must behave like Peter to be the Peter of the prophecy. He must also die after Pope Benedict, or he could qualify as an anti-pope within the tradition of papal succession. Thus, so long as Benedict lives, and Rome is not destroyed, Francis is INVINCIBLE. He has no need for a popemobile.