Casualty of Capitalism

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Who Will Be the Next Pope?

This article contains an extensive list with pros and cons of the potential candidates. A vote for this guy would be one for irony:

A nod to Asia might bring in the popular and once politically active Cardinal Jaime Sin, 76, the retired archbishop of Manila, though he has joked that his surname alone disqualifies him.

Considering my experiences with the Catholic Church in Chicago, here's one cardinal I would pass on:

Whatever infinitesimal chance an American cardinal might have had was snuffed out by the pedophilia scandal in the U.S. church. But a man who would be considered papabile were it not for the fatal fact that he is American is Chicago's Cardinal Francis George, 68. This could translate into influence in choosing the next pope and, some have speculated, a powerful position for George in the next Vatican administration.


Blogger Gothamimage said...

They should choose an elderly man, who will provide a decent interval before a new mover and shaker.

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