Monday, March 11, 2013

On the Eve of the Conclave

Be sure to keep handy this calendar created by the people at Rorate Caeli.  Remember, Rome is five hours ahead of US Eastern Daylight Time.

I had a post set to go last week with a list of the most commonly mentioned papabili and my comments, but it didn't seem worth it.  A lot of them (Scherer of Brazil, the Americans, Turkson) are either putting themselves forward via subtle and not so subtle means or are being sold by the media.  Some of the other names being mentioned are simply warmed-over leftovers from 2005.  As the saying goes, he who goes in as pope comes out as a cardinal, so I will be surprised if any of the names getting press actually gets elected.

There will be more to come as events progress.  Godspeed, cardinals.

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