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Did the next pope just get named president of the Italian bishops?

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Il cardinale Matteo Zuppi

I.Media for Aleteia - published on 05/24/22

66-year-old Matteo Zuppi was one of the first members of the Catholic lay Community of Sant'Egidio.

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (66), archbishop of Bologna, has been named president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) by Pope Francis, the CEI announced on Twitter on May 24, 2022.

Just this morning, the bishops offered three candidates for the Pope to choose from, and the Holy Father settled on Cardinal Zuppi, who was the first on the list. He is widely considered a possible future contender for the Throne of Peter.

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