Sunday, March 10, 2013

Italian paper calls O'Malley top candidate for papacy



Boston, - There is renewed speculation that Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley is a top candidate to become Pope.

A leading Italian newspaper polled eight Vatican experts. Five of them list Cardinal O'Malley as one of their top picks to be elected during the conclave that will begin Tuesday.

Cardinal O'Malley tied a Brazillian cardinal as a top contender, but won an online reader's poll.

Sunday, O'Malley and the other cardinals had a chance to say Mass in their honorary churches in Rome.

Cardinal O'Malley made no mention of the clamor during his Mass. Instead, he focused on praying for the best possible outcome.

BOSTON (MA)

NECN

John Monahan