Cardinal Sean O’Malley
While Cardinal Sean is often applauded as a reformer after the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, SNAP put him on its “dirty dozen” list of possible popes, accusing him of withholding the names of some abusive priests.
Vatican officials say it is possible the cardinals may decide not to vote Tuesday, but if they do, it would be late in the day.
If Roman waiters and cab drivers are any indication, Cardinal Sean has the popular vote.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated Mass at his Titular Church Santa Maria Della Vittoria Sunday morning.
In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.
As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.
The long-awaited conclave to elect the next pope will begin next Tuesday, the Vatican announced Friday.
There are still a few cardinals missing at the Vatican and until they arrive, the conclave to elect a new pope can’t begin.
Despite the buzz surrounding him the last two weeks, Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley says he’s a “very dark horse” in the race to become the next pope.
Theology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.