1. John Thavis tells Dave Davies about what the cardinals will be looking for when they choose the next pope:

I think the cardinals will also be looking for someone who is a great communicator. They need someone not necessarily who can speak eight languages like Benedict and John Paul II, but someone who can go onto that balcony and make an impression in front of the world’s media and in front of the world’s populations. They need someone who has a stage presence and someone who feels at home among crowds of people. 

Image of Pope Benedict XVI by Michele.oliviera82/Flickr

    John Thavis tells Dave Davies about what the cardinals will be looking for when they choose the next pope:

    I think the cardinals will also be looking for someone who is a great communicator. They need someone not necessarily who can speak eight languages like Benedict and John Paul II, but someone who can go onto that balcony and make an impression in front of the world’s media and in front of the world’s populations. They need someone who has a stage presence and someone who feels at home among crowds of people. 

    Image of Pope Benedict XVI by Michele.oliviera82/Flickr

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