Cardinal Pell Says No American Pope

Just in from Catholic News Service, this video capturing Cardinal George Pell of Australia sharing his input on why our next Pope won’t be from the United States:

Watch the video carefully for an overview of the American options – beginning with Cardinal George, who Cardinal Pell affirms would have been a “splendid Pope”. The problem for our US Cardinals per Cardinal Pell? As a superpower, we’re not “universally popular”.

What’s your take on Cardinal Pell speaking with such openness prior to the conclave?

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