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An American pope? It’s possible.

by Paul L. Gleiser

(ROME) It was at one time unthinkable that an American could be elected pope. But according to La Repubblica, the largest daily newspaper in Italy, there is such discontent on the part of the non-Roman cardinals against the Roman cardinals that a dark horse candidate could emerge.


One such dark horse mentioned by the paper is Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Father Thomas Reese discussed the anti-Roman Curia sentiment in my interview with him Saturday.