I read that money is on an American or a fellow from Africa (sorry I do not remember the country name).
NYer, is there someone you are hoping for?
No ... each one has unique qualities and gifts. I expect that whoever is chosen is a humble and sincerely prayerful individual. The weight, not only of the Catholic Church, but of the entire world, is on his shoulders. He prays for everyone and must also serve as a Head of State. We'll know shortly. Wow .. what a huge crowed .. 7:40 pm in Rome. The weather is cold and rainy but you would think the sun were shining looking at the joy on their faces. God bless our new pope!