US cardinals emerge as media darlings
It is now entirely possible that an American might become the next Pope, writes Emer McCarthy in Rome.
Romans heaved a collective sigh of relief last Friday evening, clinging to the one, and perhaps the last, fixed mark in the ever-shifting sands of their daily lives. The date for the conclave to elect the next pope had finally been set.
The conclave begins this Tuesday, and there should be a new pope by next weekend.
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