How the Church elects a new pope

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, 63, Archbishop of São Paulo
22 February 2013, 9:00

The strongest Latin American candidate. Not only has he headed the largest diocese in the world's largest Catholic country since 2007, he also has sterling Roman credentials. German-Brazilian by birth, he obtained a licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University and spent several years working at the Congregation for Bishops (1994-2001). In between, he worked in the Diocese of Toledo (Brazil) as a seminary rector and parish priest. An auxiliary bishop since 2001 and cardinal since 2007, the Roman Curia, Europeans and Latinos could find him a compromise candidate

TABLET WORLD…
Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Most Read Articles

British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop17 March 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Meetings, money and dress code: how Francis is trying to change curia, by one of his most influential advisors21 March 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Pope 'deeply saddened' by Westminster terrorist attack and assures those affected of his prayers23 March 2017 by Rose Gamble

British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop17 March 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Meetings, money and dress code: how Francis is trying to change curia, by one of his most influential advisors21 March 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Pope 'deeply saddened' by Westminster terrorist attack and assures those affected of his prayers23 March 2017 by Rose Gamble

Nouwen and the wounded healer: History offers a vision of what the priesthood can look likePremium16 March 2017 by Michael W. Higgins

Once a Catholic: Many of Martin Luther's demands have come to pass in the 500 years since he published his demandsPremium16 March 2017 by Peter Stanford

He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any manPremium16 March 2017 by Christopher Howse

Nouwen and the wounded healer: History offers a vision of what the priesthood can look likePremium16 March 2017 by Michael W. Higgins

Once a Catholic: Many of Martin Luther's demands have come to pass in the 500 years since he published his demandsPremium16 March 2017 by Peter Stanford

He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any manPremium16 March 2017 by Christopher Howse

Share Us
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up
Top