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CONVERSATIONS: Who should be the #NewPope?

Jyle Sulit
Social media users weigh in on the qualities they are looking for in the next leader of the Catholic Church.


MANILA, Philippines – Cardinals from all over the world have convened inside the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City for the conclave to elect the new pope.

But in the one month since Benedict XVI’s historic annoucement to quit the papacy, talks about who will be named his successor have already begun. Whether specific names or general ideals, whether Roman Catholic or not, people have differing opinions about who should be the next leader of the Catholic Church and what qualities he must possess.

Do you believe it’s now time for an Asian pope, or are you of the opinion that odds are stacked against candidates from developing nationsWhich convictions do you believe should the next pope have?

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