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Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco: Papal Contender

The Archbishop of Genoa, 70, is president of the Italian Bishops Conference.
1:27 | 03/11/13

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Cardinal -- -- just go Jenna while he's seventy president of the Italian bishops' conference the pope's lieutenant in Italy. -- -- by Benedict himself. On -- was groomed for that job by his predecessor cardinal Pamela -- -- Who's seen as the leader of one faction in the largest voting bloc in the conflict. -- just -- has a scholarly background one area of interest contemporary. Atheism. Which may give him some insight into what approach will best ensure that the church survives and thrives in the modern secular world. He staunchly conservative on all the big social issues. Last year he made headlines by lamb basting at least colorful prime minister at a time when Silvio Berlusconi was mired in his -- a fungus scandal. Over having hired underage dancers for sex parties with his political cronies -- -- It is more defined to witness behavior that not only goes countered public decency. But is intrinsically sad and hollows said -- and yes ago. A brave move for the cardinal the church has been reluctant to criticize Berlusconi. And -- -- is the son of a baker. His hometown a rough and tumble port city. It's John Paul was a globe trotting evangelist benedictine reserved academic and Yoshko -- -- political operator. Italian power player through and through.

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