Comments on: Cardinal denies zucchetto thrown into papal succession ring http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anura Guruge http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/comment-page-1/#comment-10816 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:17:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/#comment-10816 Tom,
Given that YOU were so active in covering the 2005 election, YOU know that he was an oft mentioned papabile in 2005. So to be coy about not wanting to be thought of as a papabile might be taking modesty to a slightly higher degree than necessary, but it is OK. Plus he must be acutely aware of the adage “He who enters the conclave as pope comes out as a cardinal.”
Tom, in my papabili list you point to (www.popes-and-papacy.com), I have him at #7. Part of that is due to what I call the ‘Initial Conclave BOUNCE.’ I had studied the dynamics of the past 12 conclaves in minute detail last year. Prior to John Paul II, nine popes in succession, going back to Pius IX in 1846, were elected at the FIRST conclave they attended. Yes, John Paul II and Benedict XVI are the exceptions. I call it the NO PRIOR CONCLAVE BAGGAGE syndrome. That is why, in terms of Latin American cardinals, I put Cardinal Scherer as #1. (There is an interesting comment about Cardinal Scherer on my BLOG from a Latin American reader). I have since, however, been torn about Cardinal Maradiaga vis-a-vis Cardinal Scherer. Cardinal Maradiaga is thought to be a centrist much more so than the Cardinal from Brazil. So it depends what the cardinal electors are looking for in terms of ideology in the next pope. But we should also just remember his impetuous remarks in 2002. Tom, you more than anybody else, deftly covered the recent (maybe still ongoing) Pope Benedict XVI flap — that you referred to as a flip-flop. Those 2002 comments may play a role in the light of this. I do not know. Hope this helps. All the best. Thanks for the great coverage.

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By: jrc http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/comment-page-1/#comment-9888 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:42:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/#comment-9888 I believe he knows it in his heart that he will be pope, as if the Holy Spirit has made it known to him, but he doesn’t want to reveal it and any surface indications may be freudian slips sort of speak. In St Malachy’s order the next one after Pope Benedict will be Petrous Romanus, our last pope. I feel him to be sincere and genuine and strong for the coming future hardships the Church will be faced with.

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By: PAUL http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/comment-page-1/#comment-4745 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 11:01:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/#comment-4745 YEAH THE ONE THING HE HAS ON HIS MIND IS GETTING A BRAND NEW WHITE ZUCCHETTO FOR HIS NEW JOB.

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By: Paul Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/comment-page-1/#comment-3451 Tue, 13 May 2008 16:40:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/12/cardinal-denies-zucchetto-thrown-into-papal-succession-ring/#comment-3451 He would deny it though, wouldn’t he! Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga has his eyes on one thing and one thing only. That is obvious to everyone that is near him.

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