"The news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning this month set off the kind of wild press speculation about his successor that we usually only see when a longtime football coach or senator finally retires. Lobby groups have already sprung up to promote or denounce various candidates. For instance, some conservatives want Cardinal Timothy Dolan to become the first American Pope. Dolan’s an outspoken critic of Obamacare’s intrusions into religious freedom. But others criticize Dolan for supporting sainthood for Dorothy Day, the founder of the pacifist Catholic Workers’ movement who was accused of being pro-communist. Then there are lobbies that say Catholicism is losing ground in Europe and America, but it’s strong and growing in South America and Africa. So why not elect a Brazilian Pope, or a black Pope? Memo to MSNBC: I know what you’re all thinking, but Barack Obama isn’t Catholic. He can’t be Pope, too. Even if you do believe in his Divine infallibility."
With Catholics and other Christians being decimated in Africa, I thought an African Pope would be best—a Canadian Pope would be a better runner-up than most. IMHO...
(But I don't have "skin in this game").
I heard last night the Catholic Church is in financial trouble, big financial trouble. I also heard that the Catholic Church owns more land than anybody else.
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Someone is twittering that a prosecutor from an EU country wants to arrest Pope Benedict XVI for organized child abuse.
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