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(RNS) Will the conclave electing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI next month have an "Obama moment'' and pick a pope from outside Europe for the first time in modern history? Several factors are working against it.

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  1. David, Where the next Pope hails from is not as important as to whether the Cardinals now take this likely last opportunity to launch a concrete and irrevocable reform process. If the Cardinals don’t, the steadily advancing prosecutors will reform the Vatican for them within a decade.
    For an explanation and a way the Cardinals practically can do this, please see my “What If? A New Pope. But No Upfront Public Reform Pledge–FORGEDABOUTIT”, at: http://wp.me/P2YEZ3-vN Thank you.

  2. Black, white, red, brown, yellow – does it really make a difference when any of them have not followed the teachings of Christ about not harming the little ones?

    Here’s a list of 228 accused clerics, nuns and staff – [updated]
    — http://mnsnap.wordpress.com/spooks-fakers-false-spiritual-healers/
    — Added: — Bro. Stephen Baker, TOR, — Fr. Martin A. Brady, TOR (Franciscan friar);

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