Will a younger cardinal be considered, now that future popes can feel freer to resign?
Or will it again go to an experienced cardinal for another “transitional” papacy?
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The Vatican has heatedly denied reports in the Italian media that the pope resigned in the week of sensational scandals involving financial irregularities and a secret gay network that controls key parts of the Vatican bureaucracy. Some Vatican observers believe that the leaks are part of an effort to influence the upcoming selection of the next pope.
LIGNET, Newsmax's global intelligence service, reported that a power struggle that took place in the months and days leading up to the Pope's resignation.
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Italian director says film foresaw papal resignation"Sometimes cinema can anticipate reality," award-winning filmmaker Nanni Moretti, whose latest movie "Habemus Papam" starring Michel Piccoli as the pope went on general release in 2011, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Moretti said the resignation in St Peter's Square that ends his film was a powerful image "as if a simple gesture, after all just a few steps back for a man, could bring down St Peter's basilica or even the Church itself".
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson looks up during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome on Tuesday. One of Africa's brightest hopes to be the next pope, Ghanaian Cardinal Turkson, says the time is right for a pontiff from the developing world.
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