EWTN Catholic Q&A
The Next Pope?
Question from Therese Munday on 04-02-2005:

Could YOU please tell me if a Cardinal from the United States, could become the next Pope?

Thank YOU

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 04-08-2005:

It is entirely possible that a Cardinal from the United States could be elected pope. It is, however, unlikely that this will occur this time -- owing chiefly to the international ramifications of the election.