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Candidates For the Papacy. By Daniel DeNeve with no help from Brett Quigley. Top Candidates for Pope. The Conclave will not convene until March 16 Once it does, all candidates and voting will be kept secret until the next Pope is decided.

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Candidates for the papacy
Candidates For the Papacy

By Daniel DeNevewith no help fromBrett Quigley


Top candidates for pope
Top Candidates for Pope

  • The Conclave will not convene until March 16

  • Once it does, all candidates and voting will be kept secret until the next Pope is decided.

  • Even as the Pope announced his resignation certain names became prominent


Eligible candidates
Eligible Candidates

  • Only Cardinals under the age of 80 may convene in the College of Cardinals

  • There are 117 Cardinal from 50 countries who will be eligible to vote.

  • The largest voting groups are:

    - Italy with 28 electors

    -the United States with 11

    - Brazil and Germany with 6 each

    - Spain with 5


Cardinal peter kodowo appiah turkson
Cardinal Peter KodowoAppiahTurkson

  • Country: Ghana

  • Age: 63

  • Position: Presidential of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace


Cardinal angelo scola
Cardinal Angelo Scola

  • Country: Italy

  • Age: 70

  • Position: Archbishop of Milan


Cardinal angelo bagnasco
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco

  • Country: Italy

  • Age: 69

  • Position: Archbishop of Genoa and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference


Cardinal marc ouellet
Cardinal Marc Ouellet

  • Country: Canada

  • Age: 67

  • Position: Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, formerly Archbishop of Quebec


Cardinal timothy dolan
Cardinal timothy dolan

  • Country: United States of America

  • Age:63

  • Position: Archbishop of New York


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