The Next Pope

As the faithful mourn the death of Pope John Paul II, the world watches to see which cardinal will become his successor.

As Catholics worldwide mourn the death of Pope John Paul II, their thoughts also begin to turn to his possible successor. Although surprises are a frequent feature of the papal selection process, the following cardinals are among those most often cited as likely candidates for the papacy.

Francis Arinze (Nigeria) | Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Argentina) | Tarcisio Bertone (Italy)
Godfried Danneels (Belgium) | Ivan Dias (India) | Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa (Chile)
Claudio Hummes (Brazil) | Walter Kasper (Germany) | Wilfrid Fox Napier (South Africa) | Keith O'Brien (Scotland) | Jose da Criz Policarpo (Portugal) | Joseph Ratzinger (Germany) | Norberto Rivera Carrera (Mexico) | Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras) | Christoph Schonborn (Austria) | Angelo Scola (Italy) | Dionigi Tettamanzi (Italy)



Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
Country:

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Austria


Age:

60


Website: Archdiocese of Vienna
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