Is the world going to end soonish? Maybe. According to the prophecies of St. Malachy, there could be only one more pope after Benedict XVI:
In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.
If the calculations of everyone are correct, Benedict should be "the glory of olives". Hmmm....
Read more here and here.
November 3rd is St. Malachy's feast.