The Pope will not be the Antichrist, but it is very logical to conclude that the Pontiff will someday fulfill a major the role in the Antichrist’s one-world church and even possibly be the False Prophet of (Revelation 19:20) who will work closely with the Antichrist.
“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43).
“And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8).