Vacancy at the Vatican
Narrowing down choices for the next pope
- Duration 4:44
- Date Feb 17, 2013
Narrowing down choices for the next pope
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Big announcement from the Vatican may be speeding up the selection process for the next Roman Catholic Pope.
Father Jonathan Morris is here explain exactly what that means -- the -- thanks a lot.
-- for joining us so what are the criteria the cardinals will be using to make this decision.
Well that the first decision of speeding up the the beginning of the conclave.
Came about because normally and there's fifteen to twenty days stipulated before the concrete begins once the seat is empty.
And that usually happens when a Pope dies now there's we've got some notes.
Right that the twentieth of February at 8 o'clock PM the -- will be vacant.
So the cardinals are -- are saying since -- we will all get there by that time anyway.
Let's not have a two week or three week period of waiting before we begin the conflict so it'll probably happen by gas.
Is set sometime around the 78.
Of march but we'll see that'll be decide who -- that would earn a.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Todd -- we -- it's pronounced Luiz Antonio toddler who's from.
Manila Philippines he's the youngest.
Some of the -- populated and explain this -- and -- -- in nature and it's a lot if not pop up being lit up Bobby lane which means.
Able to -- -- -- porn or possible candidate for being a Pope.
Were injured a lot -- bottle it up well here it excellent excellent and -- said with a glass of red wine but then that's another issue.
This cardinal is -- Very very charismatic.
Very young 55 years old and of course from a part of the world that has never had a Pope.
And sort -- very interesting I think candidate so to speak.
Of course we have their cardinal Timothy Dolan also come on the screen is from New York.
An unlikely candidate because generally the cardinals don't like to have that's a superpower also be.
The -- -- and then -- the balance of power but you never know of course cardinal Dolan.
Has really taken on a position of great leadership in the United States and around the world and it is known for being joyful happy.
And I think that the cardinals recognized we need and and strong that mentally and physically he's young right 63 to celebrate sixty to an email and is that something that would be important and something like this because that's that's one of the reasons cited is deteriorating health and -- eight.
You know and with the -- with -- this new precedent of a that the Pope has said of possibly resigning from from the post.
I think the cardinals will be more open to idea of electing a younger -- Why because then they know he's not necessarily New England to be in for 3040 years until he -- So I think there's it's more likely will -- new republic a few others that we have also.
On our screen we have a part of the leading candidate in terms and I'm from Italy cardinal Scola was archbishop -- Milan they're 28 Italians.
I'm in the -- college of cardinals a 117.
That's us that's the strongest blocks that there is such thing as a voting black.
Over 50% of the book that those cardinals are -- and European.
They might want to get it back to Europe that's another possibility.
-- -- on the challenges the church is facing right sure it's it's getting some of the younger folks involved right it's also getting some of -- European zest back -- right now we've been struggling in Europe and some of the European power as far as who is -- release the Catholic Church.
So other areas of me getting up.
Up for a lot of highlights Latin America and Africa.
But precisely I guess maybe Europe may be the spot where they might need the most help right now getting some of the -- -- young -- had to you.
Europeans -- we've had Pope Benedict from Germany we had John Paul the second from Poland and 500 years before that were all Italians.
So that's what -- a lot of talk about maybe eight -- -- from the Third World let me let me in answered your question.
Clayton I think it's important to recognize -- you're Catholic or not the fact is right now the -- -- either of the Catholic Church is the biggest.
Strongest most broad defender of traditional values Britain we're gonna hear a lot of very bad really -- over the next.
Next few weeks of people saying is he going to be a liberal -- been -- conservative Pope.
By the very definition of -- He is going to be conservative in the sense that he is called to conserve.
Did the biblical teachings -- right in the bottom monitor concept and -- gonna they -- is -- more Republican or Democrat that's all bomb.
What what we're gonna look at is the Pope what the cardinals -- gonna look at is who can help best transmit.
Indecent and those core teachings going forward.
That's relaxed and an exciting few weeks and -- hope to be talking to from -- will be covering it makes fun.