Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday the Holy Catholic Church revealed its new leader as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.
U.S. Cardinal Sean O’Malley is one of the top contenders in the run-up to the papal election. He once served here in South Florida and his cousin still works at Belen Jesuit Prep School.
When the cardinal electors file in to the Sistine Chapel Tuesday to begin the conclave to choose the next pope, a deacon at a South Florida school will be watching closely.
Filling the seat of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Church. As of late Monday afternoon, the task was shrouded in secrecy as each of the 115 cardinals looked to their conscience as to who they vote for to be the next Pope.
After a few days of getting to know one another and discussing the problems facing the church, the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City are almost ready to elect a new pope.
The race to replace Pope Benedict XVI is underway at The Vatican as more than 100 cardinals gathered Monday without a Pope to lead them. They’re holding two meetings Monday, in which they may set a date for the next conclave to select a new Pope.
Catholics may have a new Pope sooner than expected. Just a few days before he steps down, Pope Benedict the 16th revised the rules for how his successor is chosen. Cardinals no longer have to wait 15 days after the Pope resigns to begin voting for a new Holy Father. Meantime, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski weighed in on the selection of the next Pope while talking to CBS4’s Brian Andrews.
In the interest of full disclosure, as I’ve mentioned before, I like fast food and I have eaten at McDonald’s in a lot of foreign cities, including Paris, London, Caracas and Jerusalem.