Cardinals gather in Rome as quest for Pope begins

Cardinals gather in Rome as quest for Pope begins
 

WHEN he thanked cardinals and the faithful for their support last week he sounded like an actor accepting an Oscar.
Nothing about Pope Benedict’s retirement was normal, not least the sudden outpouring of public affection for the shy German pontiff.
Now, the door handles of the papal apartment have been sealed with red ribbon and wax, to be opened only when the 115 cardinal electors of the Catholic Church pick Benedict’s successor. And as the “princes” of the church descended on Rome this weekend, the Vatican has reverted to its usual script of scheming, secret talks and back-room deals that... read more

 
3 March 2013 in Hot News, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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