EWTN Catholic Q&A
Dean of Cardinals
Question from Kevin on 04-13-2005:

Hello,

Is the Dean of Cardinals eligible to be elected Pope? Should he be elected, who would ask him if he will accept?

(ST Pius X guide the Cardinals ! )

Thank you,

Kevin

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 04-14-2005:

Yes, the Dean of the College is eligible to be elected. The current dean is Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, also head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and one of the great theologians of our time.

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