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Mgr Mario Grech lors de la session d'ouverture du synode sur l’Amazonie.

I.Media for Aleteia - published on 05/16/22 - updated on 05/16/22

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Monday 16 May 2022
1 – Cardinal Grech, a potential future pope from Malta
2 – Chilean bishop facing misconduct, abuse allegations leaves country 
3 – The Pope prepares his next successor as Archbishop of Buenos Aires
4 – Why are pro-abortion activists attacking churches?
5 – The thousand lives of Charles de Foucauld, by the writer Christiane Rancé
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Cardinal Grech, a potential future pope from Malta

While the health of Pope Francis has been the subject of many articles for several months, speculation is rife about his potential successors in the case of his resignation. Among them: Cardinal Mario Grech. The press is already talking about a battle between conservatives and liberals. The former are said to be putting forward the candidacies of the Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Dutch Cardinal Wim Eijk and the Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet. However, another name that has come up is the Maltese Mario Grech, who had a conservative reputation but became pro-Francis. The 65-year-old secretary general of the Synod of Bishops became a cardinal after supporting the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the Times of Malta explains. In contrast, liberals would support Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the current Vatican secretary of state, and Filipino Cardinal Luis Tagle. However, Vatican experts warn, neither side has the support needed to secure the two-thirds majority required to elect a pope of their choice in the next conclave.

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