EWTN Catholic Q&A
Succession
Question from Dechawn on 04-03-2005:

who are the top contenders for the papacy?

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 04-08-2005:

Ther are many lists of so-called papabili (or contenders). It is helpful to remember the old adage concerning papal elections: "He who goes into the conclave the pope comes out still a cardinal."

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