First & foremost the Next Pope will not be American. You can take it to the bank.
Anybody who thinks that an American cardinal is a papabile is smoking dope, legally or otherwise. Will NOT happen. Pipe dream.
The world does NOT want the Vatican becoming ‘White House East’. That has always been the issue.
Plus, now we have the Sex Abuse Crimes reaching a new crescendo. The U.S. Catholic hierarchy has been totally discredited. The last thing that the other cardinals want is drawing more attention to the the horrendous problems transpiring in the U.S.
Plus, there is also Trump.
Actually, Kevin Farrell strikes out on three counts (at present).
- He is American. That is the BIGGEST disqualifier.
- Camerlengos do not often get elected. They are considered the henchman of the previous pope and Francis is not that popular.
- Currently at 71-years of age he is WAY TOO young. The next pope, like the past two, needs to be at least 75.
P.S., I know that the PLURAL of Camerlengo is Camerlenghi. But, not too many other do. So, there was no point using Camerlenghi because it would just mess up those doing a Google on ‘Camerlengos’.
[I know my SEO.]
Check Category ‘religion’.
Search ‘cardinals‘, ‘consistory‘ & ‘pope‘.