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Andrea Tornielli says some real curial heavyweights are pushing Brazil’s Cardinal Scherer. This is actually a papal candidacy that has been brewing for a long time — I never hear Scherer’s name being mentioned by the general Catholic public, but I have heard it mentioned by Vaticanisti for years. That’s an indication that, while he may not win, he has powerful friends advocating for him.

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