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Okay -- -- our -- significant.
Would it be.
Would they do what the cardinals to turn to.
Perhaps the Brazilian cardinal.
And -- how to have a Pope from.
Latin America or indeed from one of the African nations which was also talked about -- on the -- -- and I think Kumble took some.
Right the geopolitical.
Competition is certainly a factor.
Some have said look it is time to have a Pope of color.
It is time to have someone from Latin America which is you know one of the staunchest.
The areas of catholicism.
Others think it's time to bring it to North America and of course that's where you hear the names of Timothy Dolan and cardinal O'Malley from Boston.
As well as cardinal relayed from Quebec in Canada.
Any of those would be a big break -- in it the need papers he has.
Been given to two non Italian Europeans in the last two elections but never has across the ocean.
They the American -- is -- it's a -- The North America block Kelly how awful.
But the way we tool but it would we talk so often it seems to me aback.
Actually sort of being a negative thing in the world nothing in terms the way it's perceived.
That eight if America tries to exercise influence it often.
Backfire as -- that.
The -- -- the basket as well yeah I think that.
American cardinals carry a double burden.
They can be.
Representatives of very rich.
Arch diocese as they are in this case and the Vatican is not immune to the into the power contributions from the faithful.
American cardinals are considered to be cardinals from a quote superpower.
And just as back in 1960 American voters were sometimes told that John F.
Kennedy of Roman Catholic candidate for president.
Might actually report to the Pope.
Now what the cardinals are considering is could an American cardinal carry out the duties of the -- to -- without being overly influenced by the American president.
So it's a reversal of suspicion.
Neither of which was justified but it's there -- what what are the chances do you believe all of an American -- -- cardinal Dolan of New York has said rather colorfully that he has a better chance of playing for the New York Yankees suck up.
-- being elected Pope now given the way New York Yankees are going right now he may have to play left field but.
In he knows most people know that an American Pope is an abstraction it's thought.
For some it would be a dream of course for others who would be a nightmare.
I think it's unlikely -- so if you if you -- looking at this lineup of cardinals.
Where where would you use the -- what you gut feeling I know that's a really difficult question -- just fuel got away with a might go.
It cannot be overemphasize.
How badly the block of Italian cardinals with like.
To regain the paint the scene I think that they think of the pay to see the way we might think of the America's cup you know it just belongs here.
And if those Australians ever get old but we want it back immediately.
They've the Italians have -- if you will but -- -- to to -- on Italians in successive elections.
I think they believe it's time for -- bring it back home and -- do you did you get the sense that we're going to get a decision.
Within hours is -- -- going to be waiting a few days.
I think that what we as as -- people overlooked is the amount of prayer that goes on within the conflict.
When the doors are closed at least -- believe we are told.
The cardinals -- -- say a prayer together they will meditate they will think they will ask for for divine help in making their vote.
Then the first ballot will be cast.
I could be completely wrong -- probably will be it seems unlikely that they will have.
Figured out a consensus candidate gets 77 votes on the first ballot who.
We're also being told by the latest give you a little bit of a timetable that.
The couples had said they would take a break up to three days of voting and we -- full -- might mean they would take Friday off we now being told that today isn't being considered a full day.
So they will if necessary.
Sit and talk and pray as John that I was saying through Wednesday all of Wednesday Thursday and Friday and then we'll take a break.
Purely for -- we're told.
On Saturday but that there is all I I guess that -- if if -- -- it.
These men as you said.
Do not run on anybody else's clock but at the same time holy week is a very important week for them to be back home if they also.
We -- -- like that they would like the world to think that they are completely impervious to any time pressure the truth is they would like to have a new Pope.
Elected and carrying out his duties by Palm Sunday because between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
Are a number of traditional occasions that the Pope is supposed to preside over.
Now you as a Catholic again.
Do you sit and watch that will you have that chimney in a corner on a TV in a corner somewhere.
The entire time.
More like as a journalist I'll do -- -- and I don't I can't speak for my fellow -- -- are too many of them I don't think most of them are just sitting glued to their televisions waiting for this.
I believe may be in the in 1978.
Conclave when we had first Pope John Paul the first and then the second of sadly only three months later.
I think it was more of a first look at the Vatican for a lot of Catholics especially in the United States candidates that are.
And so yes they were absorbed by -- all.
Now we've had you know again sadly we've we've had.
To -- claims in the space of eight years.
And it's a little bit more -- Understandable to us.
Maybe because of or despite cable news we know more about the workings of the Vatican we used to.
So I don't think this is such a massive occasion for Catholics though of course they're actually seeing who's going to be there next spiritual leader.
All right John great to get your insights as always I hope you'll come back -- -- to -- when we do have a decision here from the cup.
From the -- thank you very much John Moody of -- Executive vice president and executive editor of foxnews.com and the -- of up Pope John Paul the second a biography thank you so what shall look.
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