New papal interview: Ratzinger was obvious choice in 2005
November 06, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: In a new in-depth interview, published in Argentina, Pope Francis says that he saw Cardinal Ratzinger as “the only man with the stature, the wisdom, and the necessary experience” to be chosen as Pope in 2005. According to multiple accounts, then-Cardinal Bergoglio received the 2nd-largest number of votes in that conclave.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.