When will we see an American pope?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:23
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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The news was shocking yesterday and we learned that Pope Benedict the sixteenth would be stepping down at the end of this month he's retiring he's the first -- -- -- Call it quits in nearly 600 years and here's what he said quote.
I have come to the certainty and my strengths due to an advanced stage are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the tree ministries.
And now the world is wondering who's going to be the next Pope will it be an American Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior.
It is here with it since you.
Moya might be in American and I got a tail off him he's a dear dear friend of -- cardinal Dolan here in New York City is being considered.
As a potential successor to let.
Pope Benedict and according to Joseph Lewis of the WT and the Rome bureau chief right this is really the first time that an American has been seriously.
Considered he's become the superstar America's policy and and he's -- -- -- the world that's of people looking hard.
At cardinal Dolan is a potential successor he's made jokes about it and -- polluted but that's kind of his humble.
Man of the people style but people will be alerted him at the conclave in a very serious yeah.
Elect Peter I was online yesterday I looked at the oddsmakers are already trying to figure out where's the next -- is gonna come from.
And the United States -- on the list because they say Ali you know that the United States too much power already we don't need to have a -- from the US's.
The Catholic Church is looking similar understands a multicultural society -- understands diesel technology someone who is a people's -- That's what we need that's -- benedictine is known for his incisive -- turned his tender heart it's always don't -- the same qualities.
Other people are being looked at is well maybe half a dozen cardinal Turks and of Ghana would be the first in many centuries.
African -- 63 a conservative.
Then you go to cardinal wallet of of of of Quebec of Canada.
He is a choice is well 68 years old speaks six different languages was a missionary Columbia that's important because the Latin American.
Angle of of the Catholic Church going forward cardinal Scola.
Of -- 71.
Known for his outreach to the Muslim world.
And then finally cardinal bag now let's go 69 of -- what.
Known for attacking Silvio Berlusconi.
Others urged the bishops -- San Paolo cardinal sundry cardinal were bossy a lot of mothers when including.
Cardinal dole which is exciting for American Catholic -- You know Peter the thing is people really loved.
Pope John Paul the second here really energized people when he was -- for decades the next -- probably will sit for decades as well.
You know build the church has had some public relations problem they meet a guy if not Dolan and charismatic guy like him should go to church has had public relations problems and a lot of of people in the -- left wing.
And even mainstream media have piled -- At this juncture of the Catholic Church.
I see is -- time for renewal sure her excitement but not death clouding a new -- a new poll being chosen out of many.
Wonderful choices including my dear friend cardinal -- -- I don't have a vote but I know a lot of Americans are saying wow wouldn't that be a wonderful.
Wonderful that I really would be that he embraces the world on you know he's a great guy has been on the show a couple of times I got -- Peter thank you very good to see it.