Among those choosing successor to Pope Benedict
Speaking to reporters at The Vatican, Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo says he'll be doing plenty of reading as he prepares to vote on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
“I don't know if I'm just going to some reading on candidates, but I'm going to also refresh my mind on the whole point of the Seat of Peter and what that means in the life of the church, in the life of faith,” DiNardo said Thursday.
DiNardo admits he'll have to learn on the fly because this is his first-ever conclave. He personally had the opportunity to say goodbye to Pope Benedict just before the pontiff flew by helicopter to a retreat.
“When the Holy Father said he promised his obedience to whoever the new successor of Peter is, that requires a great deal of prayer and help from the Holy Spirit in my mind since personally I have to work this through,” he said.
Some of the top candidates for Pope include a cardinal from Nigeria, one from Ghana, and a French Canadian.