Next Italian Pope?

italy in vat colorsWe’ve had three non-Italian popes in a row. It used to be expected that the occupant of the Chair of Peter would be from Italy. It was so for centuries.

Now that the pattern has been broken, I wonder when the next Italian will be Bishop of Rome. Or if it will ever happen again.

 

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Next Italian Pope?

  1. Liam says:

    It’s much more likely a matter of when rather than if. Italy is still one of the largest Catholic nations by nominal Catholic population, and is not a great power that raises too much of the spectre of international rivalries.Also consider that Papa Bergolio is the child of Italian parents.

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