Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Preacher for Lenten Retreat rated high among papabili

Catholic World News - February 18, 2013

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who is preaching this week’s Lenten Retreat at the Vatican, is among the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI. His performance during the week-long spiritual exercises could make a lasting impression among the prelates of the Roman Curia who will be voting in the papal conclave next month, observes John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.

Cardinal Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, is a Biblical scholar with a wide range of intellectual interests and a knack for making his points in unusual and thought-provoking ways. Allen, who has been open in his admiration for Cardinal Ravasi, makes the Italian prelate his latest subject in a series of short profiles of the papabili.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($15,502 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,498.29
44% 56%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All 5 hours ago
Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod July 29
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried July 29
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy July 29
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21