How the Church elects a new pope Cardinal Christoph Schönborn OP, 68, Archbishop of Vienna 22 February 2013, 9:00
A theologian of the Dominican tradition who studied in Paris and Germany. He is urbane and polyglot. When he became a young cardinal in 1998, he was considered one of the brightest among the conservatives in the college, but that was when there existed some notable moderate-to-progressives who were still of voting age. Protests from reform-minded Catholics in Austria are now testing the veteran's metal. His closeness to Pope Benedict may be an advantage though the cardinals may not want to elect two German-speaking popes in a row.