Thursday, February 28, 2013
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz expects no quick decision on a successor in the conclave. He was not a prophet, but the result will not perhaps be as swift as last time , said Lehmann of Mainz to the "Allgemeine Zeitung". The home country of the future pope is not a priority for Mainz Cardinal. Lehmann will himself participate in the conclave. After almost eight years now ends the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. In March, the Cardinals come together and appoint a successor to Benedict.