Friday, April 15, 2005
ROME, Italy—Enter as pope and come out a cardinal goes the common adage about the "papabile" or papal contenders who do not quite make it despite much expectation.
When the Philippines' Ricardo Cardinal Vidal enters the Sistine Chapel on Monday to take part in the conclave to choose the successor to John Paul II, he will enter a cardinal and come out a cardinal.
Conclave watchers have given the low-key and self-effacing archbishop of Cebu no chance of being elected pope. (From Inq7.net)
Posted by DYAB at 5:42 AM