Top 10 Papabile (Pope-To-Be) After Pope Francis

Well, it may be too early to say who could be next Pope after Pope Francis, but here are the prospects.
The Top Ten
1 Cardinal Robert Sarah

Sarah's dedication to the true teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are needed in a time when the church is under attack for her stances on same-sex marriage, abortion, divorce, etc. The church needs someone to unashamedly stand up for her.

A holy man who is a Christian first and a humanist afterwards - in other words, he has his priorities right. He is also wise and a good communicator.

Solid conservative. Speaks the faith loudly and clearly. Church needs his leadership now more than ever.

This 70-year old cardinal from Guinea is considered successor for Pope Francis.

2 Cardinal Luis Tagle

He was an authentic preacher of God's benevolence and love. The word that would really expose the true and real presence of God.

Laughs and cries with his sheep. He will definitely be tough on issues like the sex scandal agitating America.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle is from Philippines and one of the youngest cardinals! He is tipped as top contender!

I want him to become pope because for us he has the quality to preach God's love for us Filipinos...

3 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

Tagle is too young, too emotional (laughs and weeps too much). He needs a therapy to correct that. Parolin is not charismatic. O'Malley is too serious. The best: Schönborn. Excellent personality. Very bright, speaks several languages including very good French. Profound theological backgroung as a Dominican. Problem: Was recently (May 2019) operated for prostate cancer.

The most likely European candidate who isn't Italian.

Probably ruled out due to health problems.

The right man.

4 Cardinal Pietro Parolin

I would want a more conservative pope but with fresh ideas on making the church appeal more to young people, primary by new arrangememts to the music

From Italy. He is the one of youngest (by age) cardinal available from Italy and this time Italy would really want an Italian Pope.

Love this man. So charismatic, with him as Pope, I believe people would flood to the catholic church.

He is Peter the Roman.

5 Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

We need a good and holy man from the United States of America to be the Holy Father.

6 Guido Marini

Didn't get the call to Genoa in the end, but Turin is a strong possibility. His profile is even stronger now following his masterful Holy Week liturgies during the Coronavirus.

Tipped to be next archbishop of Genoa, so likely to be a cardinal before the next conclave.

Wouldn't want the job, which is a recommendation in itself.

A charismatic spiritual giant.

7 Archbishop Lauro Tisi

Is rebuilding his diocese brick by brick. He will bring a springtime of spiritual renewal to Italy and the world.

A courageous priest who has stood up against mafia corruption. Would clean up the Vatican.

A veritable Hercules, he would clean out the vatican and re-evangelize Europe.

Only he has the strength and charisma to re- evangelize Europe.

8 Cardinal Raymond Burke

Time we had a pope of unity, who cares for all Catholics, not the few; a pope who will worship Jesus, Our God and King. A pope who loves The Holy and Blessed Trinity and Our Lord in His Eucharistic Sacrifice and Sacred Species.

Would be a terrific Pope I think. I hope he can be dynamic as he is orthodox especially in the area of the sacred Liturgy

We need someone to reverse the downward slide of the Church under Francis.

A strong man who will not be intimidated by the St Gallen mafia.

9 Cardinal Konrad Krajewski

A modest, selfless man combining a pastoral focus with a fine liturgical sensibility.

He is basically Francis bis. He will see into truely important things like poverty and environment.

Strongly identified with the postivist aspects of the current papacy.

The favoured candidate of Vatican News...

10 Cardinal Peter Erdo

Next pope to be is Peter Cardinal Erdo.

The Contenders
11 Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Could squeeze through as a compromise candidate, though surely not anyone's first choice.

12 Cardinal Angelo Scola
13 Cardinal Sean O'Malley

No other Cardinal could have the trust of the people on the Sex Abuse crisis than O'Malley. A man accepted by both the left and the right.

14 Cardinal Peter Turkson
15 Cardinal Vinko Puljić

A hidden treasure of the Church.

He is one of the oldest serving cardinal from Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 Bishop Athanasius Schneider

A man who has survived communism and knows what it is all about. A holy man who will get the church back on track.

He is the hope of the Church.

17 Cardinal Willem EIjk
18 Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard

He is from France

19 Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith
20 Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung

This is would be an absolute surprise. He is from South Korea.

21 Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha

From Brazil. Age on his side, we never know.

After francis 10 popes

22 Cardinal Thomas Collins

Cardinal Thomas Collins, if elected Pope, would bring the whole Church, including the curia and the all the landmasses where the Catholic faithful reside.

He would eliminate present and devastating confusion.

Electing 10 popes

23 Rev. James Martin
24 Fr. William Joensen

I Want Fr. William Joensen to be elected pope and become pope Joensen and pope Joensen will going to to usa for a 13 day state visit beginning with New York City and a good old fashioned ticker tape parade down the canyon of heroes from the battery to City Hall and Ceremony at City Hall then to Washington D.C for another ticker tape parade and a state visit with Donald Trump and then to Philly for another ticker tape parade and then to Boston for another ticker tape parade

I will vote for fr. William Joensen

10 popes I want 10 popes

25 Bishop Paolo Rudelli

I want Bishop Paolo Rudelli to become Pope Rudelli and Pope Rudelli will go to usa for a 15 day state visit starting with New York City and a Good Old Fashioned Ticker Tape Parade up or down the canyon of heroes from the Battery to City Hall and Ceremony At City Hall then to Washington D.C for another ticker tape parade and a state visit With Donald Trump then to Philly for another ticker tape parade and then to Boston For another ticker tape parade and then to Chicago for another Ticker Tape Parade

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