Quantcast
Latest Stories
Home » papal contender You are browsing entries tagged with “papal contender”

Brazil papal contender: Place of birth irrelevant

By
Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Sao Paulo's archbishop, speaks as he gives a Mass at the Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Latin America is home to the world's largest Roman Catholic population, but hopes that the next pope will come from the region appear faint, experts said Monday. Brazilian Cardinals Joao Braz de Aviz, a 65-year-old who has earned praise as head of the Vatican's office for religious congregations, and Odilo Pedro Scherer, the 63-year-old archbishop of Sao Paulo, have been mentioned as possibilities. AP/Andre Penner

The archbishop of one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese and a man thought to be a leading Latin American contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that neither geographic origin nor age should matter much in determining the next pontiff.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement