Who ran for pope in 2013?

Almost all top vote-getters for centuries have been Europeans, said America’s Vatican reporter, Gerard O’Connell, who wrote the piece entitled “Inside the election of Pope Francis.” But in 2013 the top four were an Italian (Angelo Scola), a South American — Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, from Argentina — Canadian …

Who ran for pope in 2013?

Almost all top vote-getters for centuries have been Europeans, said America’s Vatican reporter, Gerard O’Connell, who wrote the piece entitled “Inside the election of Pope Francis.” But in 2013 the top four were an Italian (Angelo Scola), a South American — Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, from Argentina — Canadian …

Who was in the running for pope?

Cardinal electors

Rank Name Office
1 Giovanni Battista Re Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
2 Tarcisio Bertone SDB Secretary of State and Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
3 Antonios Naguib Patriarch emeritus of Alexandria (Coptic Catholic Church)
4 Béchara Boutros Raï OMM Patriarch of Antioch (Maronite Church)

Who resigned as pope in 2013?

Pope Benedict XVI
On February 28, 2013, less than three weeks after making the unexpected announcement that he would step down, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI officially resigns.

How long is papal conclave?

The conclave normally takes place fifteen days after the death of the pope, but the Congregations may extend the period to a maximum of twenty days in order to permit other cardinals to arrive in the Vatican City.

Who was the pope in 2011?

Pope Benedict XVI
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Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger

What is a papabile Pope?

WhatsApp As 115 cardinal electors gather in the Vatican to choose the next pope, only a few are considered pontiff material, what is known as “papabile”. There is no clear frontrunner among the cardinals, a distinct change from 2005 when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the favourite before being elected pope.

Are Italian cardinals in pole position for the papacy?

Broadcaster, author and former Catholic priest Paul Collins says the Italian cardinals are in pole position. “They badly want the papacy back,” Mr Collins said. “The pope’s primary title is, after all, bishop of Rome.

How many Italian cardinals are in the Catholic Church?

“There are 27 Italian cardinals out of 115 electors but there are bitter divisions among them and the politics within the Vatican itself are toxic, as the ‘Vatileaks’ scandal has vividly shown. The struggle is not over matters of high principle, or belief, or the teaching of Jesus, but over politics, power and the spoils of office.”

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