Could This Be the Next Pope?


Tettamanzi is an early front-runner

Not only is it considered impolitic to campaign for the papacy, it is also against Vatican law. The church bars elector Cardinals (those under 80) even from talking publicly about the matter. Still, as a frail John Paul celebrated the 25th anniversary of his papacy last week, a quiet campaign for the post is well under way, and an early — and active — front-runner is the Archbishop of Milan, Dionigi Tettamanzi. His transfer a year ago from the helm of the Genoa Archdiocese to the world's largest one, in Milan, was akin to winning a party nomination. "He's a natural...

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