I was just sent a link to this interview with U.S. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, by an European Catholic priest, a dedicated cardinal watcher with affiliations with Gloria.tv. Among other things the new cardinal talks candidly about abortion, communion in the hand, etc.
I had asked my European friend about Cardinal Bertone’s papability, further to my recent efforts to see if the Secretary of State cum Camerlengo is an obvious choice. Please refer to notes at the bottom of this January 6, 2011 posting.
Like me he believes that Cardinal Bertone is papabile, but only because there aren’t that many obvious, stand-out candidates. That is really also my thinking.
But, he, an European, surprised me by stating that he thinks that Cardinal Burke might be an even better candidate! Wow. That is the first time I have heard an European propose an US cardinal for pope. Please see this November 10, 2010 post. I will do another post on Cardinal Bertone shortly.