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March 1st, 2013
10:52 AM ET

Cardinal George: CNN's influence on the selection of the next pope

This morning on "Starting Point," Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, talks to Soledad O’Brien about the process of picking the next pope and CNN's impact on the process.

In particular, Cardinal George said that the names floated as possible successors on CNN are good choices, and may actually impact the selection process.

“You’re talking about them on CNN and other great networks," Cardinal George says. "And they’re interesting conversations you’re having. You help us. And I must say that the people you’re talking about would be good candidates from what I’ve seen so far. Eight years ago I recall listening to the media and I thought they don’t know who the candidates really are. There are some wild guesses going on. This time somebody’s done his or her homework and I think you’re coming up with good names.”

Filed under: Conclave • Pope • Vatican
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  1. patriciasears65

    U.S. Cardinals, especially Cardinal Donald Wuerl should not be allowed to participate in selection and certainly should not be allowed to be considered as possible candidate as long as they allow Trinity-Health to run their 82 U.S. hospitals in a manner that violates instructions given by the POPE where patients are to be given "normal care" and starvation and dehydration are not to be used to hurry death. In Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD Marcus Penn, 75, blind is on life-support after being starved and dehydrated near to death where complaints of such treatment resulted only in the removal of his oxygen mask and and more verbal abuse. His Advance DIrective is being violated and we are down to the last hours of his life right now as his murder continues while the selection of the next POPE proceeds. Will the new POPE even if it is Cardinal Wuerl save Marcus Penn's life and allow him to leave Holy Cross and go to another hospital where an illegal DNR will not be used. His Advance Directive wanted every possible chance.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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