As the masses of the Catholic faith anxiously wait to hear news of who will be made the new pope, I can’t help but wonder what is taking so long?
With prospective successors lined up, including Cardinals: Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras), Timothy Dolan (New York), Angelo Scola (Milan), and Christoph Schoenborn (Vienna), what exactly are we waiting for? Alongside the seemingly ambiguous reasons towards Pope Benedict’s historic resignation (**Conspiracy Alert, Conspiracy Alert**), mystery continues to swirl around who the next pope will be. After declaring Tuesday as the start date for the election, I can only imagine what the conclave is doing as they seek to make a unanimous decision at the Vatican. I don’t know why, but for some reason I feel like some hunger games-type situations are a brewing in there. Are they drafting up challenges for the prospective popes to complete?….Trials by fire maybe? Hey, in a generation of tweeting Cardinals, anything can happen!