Could there be an American pope?

U.S. influence weighs against it in bids for highest Catholic seat

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  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    I sincerely doubt that God dabbles in identity politics and seeks to "rattle the brittle bones" of the Church. I think He wants a humble fisherman with zeal and worthiness who will reach out to all His children and stir them to live the Gospel.
    Men have made the Holy See a political contest.

  • Kafantaris WARREN, OH
    Feb. 16, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    What the Roman Catholic Church needs at this juncture is a Pope who is not only an outsider, but also from the minority. Yes, this will rattle the brittle bones of the ancient institution, but it will also purge it. Indeed, electing a minority Pope will renew our faith in Christ who Himself would have done no less.