Who replaces Pope John Paul II is of interest to me as an Evangelical in light of the Catholic prophecies of St. Malachy regarding "the last pope." This pope will be (according to the prophecies) the anti-pope. He is supposed to take the name Peter II. The next pope should usher in a 40 year period of the peace of Christ and be followed by Pope Peter II, the evil anti-Pope.
Of course, I am an Evangelical Christian, and I don't put much stock into the Catholic prophecies of St. Malachy.