Still, timing is everything. And one very obvious condition Nostradamus placed into the quatrain was that the pope would be in danger if he neared such a city when the Rose blooms. Early March is not normally a time for roses to flourish.
Vatican gardeners have only now planted new roses for Aventine Hill ... the first in ten years! However, the public will not see them bloom until April.
Nor can this Rose be England's Rose, Princess Diana. Her new statue, the most stunning and definitive statue of Diana purportedly ever created thus far, was originally to have been unveiled over a year ago. The late unveiling will not occur until July 2021 on what would have been her 60th birthday ... over three months AFTER the Pope travels to Iraq.
Because the condition is not being met by the actual flowers (marking the spring season) or Diana's statue being unveiled, or Britney's secret rose project, Pope Francis should have a safe trip. As for Meghan Markle as the new England's Rose, I am unsure of the impact of the reports at this time of the Pope's pending visit to Iraq. However, future trips by this pope or a successor, when roses ARE in bloom ... flowers, Diana, Britney, or Meghan ... may not be so safe.