(From L) This combo image made of recent file pictures taken on March 12, 2013 during the grand mass ahead of a papal election conclave shows Canadian cardinal Marc Ouellet, Brazil cardinal Odilo Scherer and Italian cardinal Angelo Scola. The three cardinals have emerged as favourites and like 'pope emeritus' Benedict XVI, all of them combine conservative views with social advocacy on issues like poverty, conflict and immigration.
I have nothing to say about the conclave. I have a very serious oath about what was going on inside.
We all went to greet him personally ... I was near the end of the line and I thought I would just greet him – 10 seconds – but he stopped me and he spoke to me for a minute or two, because he had something to ask me, very concrete and related to my dicastery [a department of the Roman Curia overseeing the selection of bishops] and I said, ‘Okay, I will do it.’ I did not expect that and I was happy. I took it as a vote of confidence.More quotes »
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