Bergoglio Cardinal travels to the Vatican to attend the conclave
February 25, 2013
Cardinal Bergoglio will travel Tuesday to the Vatican to attend the conclave to elect a successor of Pope Benedict XVI, but plans to return ‘fast’.
According to church sources, “Bergoglio spent the last days working ‘full time’ on subjects related to his role as archbishop of Buenos Aires, to leave the paved road during his absence.”
He celebrated Mass in memory of the victims of Once Tragedy, held at the Metropolitan Cathedral, opposite the Plaza de Mayo, where was his Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Garcia.
The truth is that this provision contains a motif: the conclave that surely will start early March, post formalizing the resignation of Benedict XVI.
Bergoglio is envisaged as ‘pope candidate’ but spokesmen clarified that: “Bergoglio plans a quick return to Buenos Aires”, fueling the legend, never confirmed, that in the last conclave that elected Benedict XVI, the primate of Argentina had won a first ballot and dismissed the possibility.
Although more justified reason is that this time the Church would choose a young Pope and Bergoglio with 77 years old is not qualify.
But Bergoglio will be one of the two Argentineans who will vote in the Sistine Chapel, where the conclave takes place, the other name has a little more strength among the list is Leonardo Sandri (69), the current prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and lives in Vatican.