Skip to comments.Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco Pope?
Posted on 03/10/2013 3:54:10 PM PDT by Steelfish
Papabile of the Day: The Men Who Could Be Pope Italian Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa in 2011 ( John L. Allen Jr.
(snip) The son of a baker, Bagnasco was born in the small town of Pontevico in Italy's Lombardy region.
As a young priest, Bagnasco studied metaphysics (he's a convinced Thomist) and contemporary atheism at the University of Genoa, and complemented those academic interests with deep pastoral experience, among other things working as a chaplain for the scouts and for a federation of Italian university students. Despite his ties to Siri, Bagnasco never came off as intransigent; people who remember him from those days say he struck them as smart and keenly pastoral, with a gift for mediation and holding people together.
Bagnasco has led the opposition to civil recognition of same-sex couples, once stirring controversy when he appeared to compare homosexuality to incest and pedophilia. (Amid the furor, an anonymous envelope arrived at Bagnasco's office containing a single bullet and a picture of the archbishop with a swastika carved into it.)
Bagnasco also upheld a strong line against euthanasia in the anguished 2008 right-to-die case of Eluana Englaro, a 37-year-old woman who entered a persistent vegetative state in January 1992 after a car accident. She'd been kept alive by a feeding tube, which her father wanted to remove on the grounds that Englaro did not wish to live that way. The case became a national cause célèbre, comparable to the American debate over Terri Schiavo in 2005.
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Sounds perfect! Cultural warrior against the fag mafia. How about his stance vs. the Islamnazi hordes? In the coming decades with a weak West, the Vatican needs a tough fighter against the rising scourge of Islam.
This man could be my choice for Pope. Sounds solid. If I’m reading it correctly, he’s also supportive of right to work. Bonus!
Cardinal Bagnasco looks like a man to be reckoned with, in this picture, anyway.
That picture has “Don’t mess with me!” written all over it.
I like his cres, but he’s 82 years old. Isn’t there some cardinal a little younger that is just as good as holding the line on Catholic teachings as this man?
That should read “creds”.
Yeah! St. Peter all over again without the beard and without the smell of nets and fish.
How could he be 82? If he is a voting member of the college he’s 80 or under.
He was born in 1943.
That’s what the article said.
He's my pick, if I can't have Ranjith.
Born January 14, 1943 makes Cardinal Bagnasco him 70 years old, not 82.
That’s good. I hope he’s elected.