Conclave 2013: The Front Runners For the Papacy


1. Papal conclave starts tomorrow. When the College of Cardinals enters the Sistine Chapel tomorrow to begin the process of selecting a new pope, two primary factions will drive the process. The New York Times reports that the Roman cardinals, representing the traditional ways of the Vatican, support the Archbishop of São Paulo for the papacy. Odilo Pedro Scherer would be the first Latin American pope. The other primary coalition at the conclave is made up of reformers who are said to favor an Italian archbishop, Angelo Scola.

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