Cardinal Tagle has very slim chance to be next pope – Oscar Cruz

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, just like all other active cardinals in the world, is a potential candidate to be the next pope, but his chance to be voted into the papacy is very slim.

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz made this observation Tuesday during an interview on Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

When asked if Cardinal Tagle could make it to Vatican, Cruz said:

“In reality, mahirap sapagkat ano man sabihin natin, mga cardinals sa iba’t ibang bansa mas nagkakakila-kilala sila…[sa mga] kakayahan . . . Tayo iisa ang cardinal natin. Paano naman sya mahahalal? In reality mahihirapan.”

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will step down on February 28.

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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