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Friday, April 08, 2005

The Red Birettas -- Part 4

by BonnieBlueFlag

According to Paddy Power Online in Ireland, these are the top 25 favorites to be elected the next Pope as of today April 8.� The individual standings as of April 7 are shown in parenthesizes after the name.� This list is for informational purposes only, since very few of us would have personal knowledge of each Cardinal.

1 Francis Arinze (Nigeria)(4/7-1)

2 Dionigi Tettamanzi (Italy)(4/7-2)

3 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras)(4/7-3)

4 Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Argentina)(4/7-11)

5 Joseph Ratzinger (Germany)(4/7-4)

6 Claudio Hummes (Brazil)(4/7-5)

7 Jean-Marie Lustiger (France)(4/7-6)

8 Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino

9 Count Christoph von Schoenborn (Austria)(4/7-12)

10 Ennio Antonelli (Italy)(4/7-10)

11 Jose Da Cruz Policarpo (Portugal)(4/7-9)

12 Giovanni Battista Re (Italy)(4/7-8)

13 Giacomo Biffi (Italy)(4/7-13)

14 Godfried Daneels (Belgium)(4/7-18)

15 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Italy)(4/7-19)

16 Keith O Brien (Scotland)(4/7-17)

17 Cardinal Dario Castrillion Hoyos (Colombia)(4/7-15)

18 Cardinal Angelo Scola (Venice)(4/7-16)

19 Crescenzio Sepe (Italy)(4/7-14)

20 Angelo Sodano (Italy)(4/7-22)

21 Juan Luis Cipriani (Peru)(4/7-20)

22 Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (Italy)(4/7-24)

23 Ivan Dias (India)(4/7-21)

24 Cardinal Marco Ce (Italy)(4/7-23)

25 Norberto Rivera Carrera (Mexico)(4/7-25)
#1� He has been mentioned frequently in all quarters.

#5� Is known by the nickname "The Enforcer."� Conservative.

#11 For you St. Malachy fans, he has a possible "Gloria Olivae" connection.� He studied for the priesthood at Christ the King Seminary in Olivais, Portugal.� He was also the rector of the "Olivais" Seminary.

#14 Has been endorsed by former Democratic Vice-presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, on Fox News this week, which may well indicate that he is more liberal in his views.

I will be updating the above list of those named as favorites to be elected the next Pope, and the other information concerning the personal background, or endorsements, etc.

Please share any comments or information you may have regarding any of the Cardinals who could potentially be our next Pope.

To be continued . . .

Written by BonnieBlueFlag


At 10:09 PM, Blogger Aussiegirl said...

Thanks, BonnieB. -- I find I am very curious to see who the next Pope will be, although to follow John Paul II will be almost impossible. It was so wonderful to see all the photos of him when he was young and fit and healthy, since we have grown used to seeing him in his bent over posture which his Parkinson's had induced in him. It was like seeing Ronald Reagan's photos again, back in the days of his presidency and even before, it's almost like he became young again, and we remembered when we were younger too. I find I am interested in the St. Malachi prophecies even though I initially doubted them. When I realized that John Paul II was born and buried on a day of a solar eclipse, I must admit it gave me pause. Since his descriptive phrase was "the labor of the sun" or -- a solar eclipse. That is awfully coincidental.

I'm looking forward to reading more about each of these men, and I know we all appreciate all the work you have been doing in tracking down all this information.

Thanks so much.

At 4:36 AM, Anonymous One Eyed Cat said...

Dark Horse: Lubomyr Husar, Ukraine



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