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The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
I have received by emails some inquiries of my most devote readers that are requesting me to define a list of Papabili, in other words, which
cardinal electors I see with more possibility to be the next Pope.
Let me talk openly that always exist the possibility that among many strong candidates there could not be an easy consensus, and in those cases a
candidate of convergence can emerge from almost everywhere in the cardinals college.
For the Consensus Candidates that I see as strong runners up
for the Throne of St Peter, I can mention:
Italy - Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church ( it is quite rare statistically that a Camerlengo become elected Pope,
in spite of all the expectation of St Malachi Prediction)
Italy - Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of the Governorate of Vatican City State
Germany - Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Switzerland - Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity - member of Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Portugal - José Saraiva Martins Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
France - Jean-Louis Tauran President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Argentina - Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
Brazil - Cláudio Hummes, ex-Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
Brazil - João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Canada - Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and concurrently president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
Naturally Europe will have the greatest chance, due to the fact that the continent represents more than half of the total cardinal electors, however,
for that same reason there are more important contenders from that part of the world and that can give easy chance for an Candidate of the Americas.
If definitively none of the strong candidates can reach easily the necessary votes to be elected pope, then a convergence candidate can emerge, that
is, one that can receive the support of the different factions.
I can see that 2013 can be the year for the possible election of a candidate of convergence, somebody with not enough support to be a strong
Papabili, but that can catch the attention of some of the ones are now, possibly a Cardinal or Catholic Patriarch with not too much great experience
in the Vatican hierarchy although good culture, especially a Polyglot, coming from eastern Europe, middle east, Africa or even Central America.
My forecast for election of a convergence candidate
might be for:
Honduras- Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga - President of Caritas Internationalis and Ex-President of the Latin American Episcopal Conference
Peru- Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne - The only Cardinal with Engineering degree, a south American with European Ancestry.
Guinea Eq. - Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, former secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, one
of the non European polyglots.
Ghana - Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Middle East or Eastern Europe:
India- Ivan Dias - Ex-Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Lithuania - Audrys Juozas Bačkis , he speaks Italian, English, and French besides of his native Lithuanian.
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Vinko Puljić, a Cardinal coming from a country that is primarily Muslim and that suffered an ethnic and religious conflict
recently, Synod Father of the upcoming October 2012 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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