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Cardinal Dolan scoffs at idea he may be 1st American Pope

February 18, 2013

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has abruptly dismissed speculation that he could be the first American elected as Roman Pontiff.

Speaking to reporters after he celebrated Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s cathedral, Cardinal Dolan laughed off the reports that some people have named him as a possible Pope. “I’d say those are only from people smoking marijuana,” he said.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 19, 2013 10:46 AM ET USA

    The cardinal would be the wrong choice for the Church. He is too "political" and is obviously afraid to deal with politicians and other dissidents within the Church and has closed more schools. This is not the example we need to portray to the world. The next pope doesn't have to be a cardinal, for that matter.

  • Posted by: claire5327 - Feb. 18, 2013 6:22 PM ET USA

    I have never touched marijuana, I promote Cardinal Dolan to be our Next Pope! It is time for an American Pope to lead the world by first leading our Country away form The baseness we are now in, then we will lead the world. from that pit as well. This time we lead from the Church. First we organize our Country, then the World! "Be it done by the Grace of God!" let us pray!!!!