Guruge 2020 Papabili Series — #III
There is the famous adage: ‘a fat pope is followed by a thin pope‘.
In this instance it would be: ‘an unconventional pope is followed by a conventional pope‘.
Francis, by measure, was unconventional. For a start he was the first pope in centuries who had spent very little time in Rome. Francis’ exposure to Rome (and as such with the Vatican) was essentially non-existent. He did not have any education or training in Rome (or Italy) and he did not hold any significant curial roles of note. This might be a clue to why he has proved to be such an outsider within the Vatican.
Plus, he, despite his heritage, was non-European.
Francis has rocked the boat. He has not proved to be the pope that folks had thought and hoped.
It is now 42-years since the last Italian pope!
The Avignon papacy lasted 69-years.
I have a feeling that the next conclave is going to gravitate towards picking a traditional pope — at a minimum European. No exotics this time around.
But, they could go further. Go the whole hog, and opt for an Italian.
There are 22 Italian cardinal electors — as you can see.
This is my first cut. I will refine this Italian list over the next few weeks.
What are YOUR thoughts?
Check Category ‘Next Pope’.
Search ‘cardinals‘, ‘consistory‘ & ‘pope‘.
Kind of cool to have a ‘March 5’ update already installed on March 3rd.
But, I do have a Google Pixel 4 and I am led to believe that Pixel 4 owners get first dibs — as it SHOULD be. SMILE.
I had read about the March ‘feature drop’ for Pixel 4s as of the weekend. I didn’t need any of the new features, BUT I like having the latest update, if nothing else for all the bug fixes and behind the scene refinements.
I checked for the update yesterday; Monday, March 2nd. Nada.
Checked this afternoon around 4pm. Bingo.
Haven’t used the phone (really) since the update. So, I can’t tell if everything is still copacetic. I assume and hope so.