Comments on: Cardinals start to winnow down their papal candidates lists http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/01/cardinals-start-to-winnow-down-their-papal-candidates-lists/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/01/cardinals-start-to-winnow-down-their-papal-candidates-lists/comment-page-1/#comment-76513 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 23:19:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=27839#comment-76513 One requirement is rarely mentioned: the candidate MUST be fluent in Italian in his role as Bishop of the city of Rome, and as head of a staff of thousands of Italians — he could not function otherwise. This may disadvantage some Anglophones who are notoriously inept at foreign languages.

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