Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cardinal Kasper against quick start to Conclave

The retired German Cardinal Walter Kasper has spoken out against a premature start to the papal election. On Vatican Radio, he said on Tuesday, the Cardinals should take your time, "to think about what kind of pope we need now, and the Church needs now." In the Curia and in the global church, there are large problems. Therefore how the pope could be helped to lead the church must be considered.

Meanwhile, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI should hold after his resignation on Thursday the title "Pontifex emeritus" or "emeritus pope" is. He should be addressed as "His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI" the spokesman for the Vatican, Lombardi, announced on Tuesday.

The dean of the College of Cardinals, Sodano, is required by 1 March to invite all the cardinals to Rome to begin the general congregations to prepare for the papal election as soon as possible.


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