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Top Vatican journalist sees 3 likely contenders to head CDF

Catholic World News - January 16, 2012

Vatican-watching journalist Andrea Tornielli reports that Pope Benedict XVI will wait until April before naming a successor to Cardinal William Levada, who will step down as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The three leading contenders, Tornielli writes, are:

Tornielli's analysis of the likely candidates is speculative, and he cites no evidence to support his statements. However he has consistently been accurate in predicting appointments and policy changes during this pontificate.

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