Question: Many scholars today say that the antichrist will come out of the papacy. Is there truth to this?
and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
[Will he be a religious leader to be worshipped?]
Daniel 9:26 says,
and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.
[Will he be a Roman/Italian?]
And Daniel 11:36-37 says,
Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 “And he will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.
[Will he be homosexual OR celibate?]
The biblical descriptions above definitely COULD point to the Antichrist being a Roman Catholic Pope in the future.