Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi: Papal Contender

The Italian cardinal, 70, serves as the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
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Cardinal John front -- robust -- of Italy is seventy years old. The Vatican's culture minister and author of more than a 150. Books and intellectual leading light not just of the Catholic Church -- -- Italy to. He once said after his friends are nonbelievers. -- -- tastes are eclectic as apt to quote Oscar Wilde at saint accustomed. He recently brought an Italian punk band -- as the opening act for -- bishops' conference Vatican first. He's even been known to tweet Amy Winehouse lyrics. He would be very interesting -- he would be a Pope who definitely. Would try to use social media to connect to younger audiences he blocks he tweets he has his own TV show and newspaper column. That many -- is more of a professor pastor and church doctrine he's seen as a moderate always searching for new ways to connect with the faithful. -- -- Pope Benedict chose him to lead the recent -- meditation retreat inside the Apostolic Palace. During which she slammed the Vatican bureaucracy for its division dissent -- career resentment and jealousy. Benedict like that praising robots he's preaching as brilliant. Some of the Vatican power players must have been quietly. Reading their --

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