Monday, March 11, 2013

Secular Sources (blech!) Picking Up On Conclave Coverage

The mainstream media is starting to increase their conclave coverage. What we have now is a focus starting to turn on the factions forming among the cardinals. This isn't a surprise, especially since we already have reports of certain folks trying to use the media to influence the outcome of the election.

The news that I've found interesting are the reports from cardinals, specifically Cardinal Wuerl, saying that they don't expect a short conclave. "Short" can be a relative term for these things. The longest conclave of the last 200 years was (I think) five days. Do they mean short as in less than that? Or are they talking about something that goes a couple of weeks?

It's also interesting to note that Cardinal Scherer's status as a preferred candidate by the anti-reform party is now all over the place.

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