The papabili lists presented here are meant to be egalitarian.
IF you want to present YOUR own list of papabili, I will gladly consider publishing it … even formatted to look like the other lists … provided you just meet three relatively simple conditions.
- I don’t want to publish individual papabile names. I want a ranked list of 10 names for consistency. [If you do not have the energy to include date-of-birth, country, when ordained etc., I will do that for YOU for no charge.]
- Please ONLY include current cardinals, whether electors or non-electors. That is for consistency too. Including non-cardinals adds another layer of speculation — i.e., that the non-cardinal will soon be created a cardinal. If we all stick to existing cardinals, it keeps the playing field reasonably level. OK? Right now I have an email promoting U.S. Archbishop Raymond Burke. Can we please wait until he is created a cardinal and then also have him within the context of a ranked list. OK?
- While I will be willing to publish lists WITHOUT your actual name (as I did for dear ‘Father John’), I need to know WHO you are … and I am very good at digging past aliases. So, your name doesn’t have to appear against the list, BUT I need to know your ascertainable identity. OK?
So that is it.
If you feel inclined to share your opinions, please go ahead. Thanks. Anura