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I love Cardinal Arinze ~ I walked within 2 feet of him last year, but was too shy to greet him.He is ineligible to vote, but could he still be elected?If not, maybe Cdl. Ranjith?
Card. Arinze would be a wonderful pope, I think, but at 80, would likely be another short-term pope. I would be very concerned about Card. Ouellet, as the Canadian church seems substantially more liberal than the American. Abp. Burke would be another interesting possibility.
I love Cardinal Arinze too, but I predict it will be Raymond Cardinal Burke. I further predict that he will take the name Benedict XVII, to signal his intention of continuing the great works of his immediate predecessor. Remember kids, you heard it here first!Inara, in theory at least, Cardinal Arinze could be elected. Any validly baptized man could be elected Pope, even if he is not ordained (that would be immediately fixed if a layman were elected Pope). I'm pretty sure Pope St. Celestine V was not personally present at the conclave that elected him. But whether it's in the realm of probability to choose someone not in the conclave is another story.
Ouellet maybe, but none of the three are friends of the TLM. I think it will go to an Italian.In order of probability:ScolaBagnascoComastriPiacenzaCaffarroThen, if to a non-ItalianBurke,OuelletO'Brien (Keith)RanjithWe'll see!
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