It is with no rancor that I say it is reasonable to expect there to be a new RCC Pope within several years. Not 'wishing' anything. Life is life, that's all, and no one stays forever. While I do not expect this Pope to resign, I do sometimes speculate who would be the successor. I have a feeling the next Pope will be either an Asian, African or South American. These are areas of marked growth of the RCC.