Skip to comments.Who’s in the Running for Pope? 12 Names to Watch
Posted on 02/13/2013 10:49:33 AM PST by haffast
Pope Benedict XVIs sudden announcement that he would resign by the end of the month took the church and the world by surprise, in large part because it was a move without precedent in the modern world.
But what comes next is as old and familiar as the papacy itself: Speculating about who will succeed to the Throne of St. Peter.
Indeed, within months of Benedicts own election in 2005, church insiders and online oddsmakers were trying to figure out who might be next, given that Benedictnow 85was already aging, increasingly frail, and had himself declared that he did not expect his reign to be a long one.
Will the conclave make the epochal break with the European monopoly and pick a cardinal from Latin America or Africa? The Catholic Church is booming in the Southern Hemisphere, as opposed to Europe and North America, where it is on life-support or barely treading water.
In my eyes it would be a good thing if a candidate from Latin America or Africa were elected at the next conclave, Cardinal Kurt Koch, a Swiss prelate who is the Vaticans top official for dialogue with other churches, said in December.
The future of the church does not lie in Europe, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, a German who Benedict tapped last year to serve as the Vaticans doctrinal watchdog, said in a separate interview in December. I know a number of bishops and cardinals from Latin America who could take responsibility for the entire world Church.
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Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana , 64
Cardinal Angelo Scola, 70
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, 69
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, 69
Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, currently archbishop of Sao Paolo, 62
Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, 65
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri
Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, 69
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila in the Philippines. At 55
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, 67
I’m hoping Obama, he already has the God complex.
Maybe THIS time!.......
He'd have to resign the Presidency, I think.
These stories are worthless. No one runs for pope, and none of us are privy to the thoughts of Cardinals. This is not the world of politics (thank God!)
If I had to bet I would bet on Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Brasil for the following reasons:
1. Emerging importance of Brazil.
2. Latin American
3. Age of Odilo Scherer (62) - the average age of a pope at death is 74 with an average of 10 years of service.
the only con would be the name Pedro.
And the winner is: Petrus Romanus.
There is politics - in the sense of ambition and control and the Papal State - just as there is human nature; but, the office is not primarily political, but a spiritual leader. Whatever the pope does is best grounded in a deep Christian spirituality as Pope Benedict demonstrated. He also demonstrated Christian humility.
So. whoever “runs for pope” is not likely the one who will be pope.
Roman proverb: Whoever goes in pope, comes out cardinal.”
If history repeats, whoever is selected, the conspiracy whacks will find a way to make Peter the Roman out of it. (Cf.: Nostradamus)
Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana....
...gotta have a pope of color...tired of old white guys..
The so-called "Prophecies of St. Malachy" were never written by St. Malachy and are a forgery.
An embarrassingly bad forgery, at that.
However, a conclave is very different from a normal election.
There are only 118 voters.
Every voter is also theoretically a candidate.
Many of them know many of the others very well.
Anyone who declares himself a candidate is pretty much guaranteed to lose.
For most of the voters, the chance of ever voting again is remote, and the chance of being a candidate again is likewise remote.
Much of the gamesmanship of regular elections does not apply.
Yeah, that and coming from Romanus Brazil should certainly disqualify him.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila in the Philippines, 55
What odds do the bookies have Tagle?
Az da pick of the Calf teria faction
C'mon Cardinals... Step outside the box and be brave.. pick the Irishman, and do it on 17 March, St. Paddy's Day!
You can check also, but I found that a native of Romana is Romanese, not Roman.
glad i’m not the only one...the title claims “12 names to watch”...i counted 10 names...your list has ten names...where are the other two?? or does Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga count as two people since he has four names???