You have said that "nowhere does the scripture say anything about an anti christ being the pope".
But according to Isaiah 47,we know where the organization he is coming from.
From Isaiah 47:6, we learn that God shall give his people Israel to a breed of people that they shall lay a very heavy joke on ,and shall show them no mercy,when God is wroth with his people,when his inheritance is polluted.
Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
From history we learn that God has given his people Judah into the hand of king Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.And Nebuchadnezzar did lay a very heavy yoke on his people.
But when God prophesied through Isaiah,concerning the breed of people that he shall give Israel unto their hand,their character is at odd with the brutality and the fierceness of king Nebuchadnezzar.
They are called tender and delicate.Moreover,they are known as the Lady of kingdom to God.
Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
2Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
3Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
4As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
5Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
If you take literal interpretation of virgin daughter of Babylon,or daughter of the Chaldeans, none of them can be referred to king Nebuchadnezzar.
Isaiah 47 is still waiting for it's fulfillment.
The question is,who or what organization today will best fit into the description of young and delicate,and known as the Lady of kingdom to God?
With all the religions on this world,Roman Catholic church is the only religion which confess itself to mother Mary,and worship her as Lady of kingdom,because she bore the Son of God.
And there is hardly any places in scripture that God is so explicit about the breed of people who his people shall be given to.Isaiah 47 is only few of them.
If there is not enough for you to ponder at,verse 7 and 8 should give you more thought about this religion.
7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
8Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
There shall be an appearance of a person from RCC that proclaims"I am,and none else beside me".
It does sound like a blasphemy to God.How haughty and proud he is.
But when he appears,God shall finish him with the following verses.
9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
10For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
12Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
13Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
14Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
15Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
Indeed,we learn from Daniel 11:45 that when AC faces his end,none can save him.
Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
And I have said it before.Don't discount the next Pope as the candidate for the Anti Christ,until you can refute and come up with a better interpretation of Isaiah 47.