A cardinal running out of socks?12 March 2013
The world's cardinals each have their own hopes and concerns regarding this week's conclave - most of them concerned with making sure they elect the right man to be the next pope. American Cardinal Timothy Dolan revealed to congregants at his titular church of Our Lady of Guadalupe yesterday that a couple of his concerns were of a more practical nature.
The Archbishop of New York told the packed church that he planned to bring a bag of sweets with him into the conclave. "I hear the food is not so great. Maybe I'll be able to sneak a sweet every now and then." He added that he hoped the conclave would be brief because he was running out of socks.
This is not the first time that Cardinal Dolan has expressed his hope for a swift outcome. Before he left for Rome he wrote in his blog that, God willing, he would be home by Palm Sunday. "If I'm in Rome longer, please send peanut butter. You can't get it there," he added.
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