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A French pope after Francis ? A list of names of replacements is circulating in the Vatican

While healthé of Pope Francis is a matter of concern today Rome, rumors about his possible successor are multiplying. In the list of potentials concerned is a French archbishop.

The Pope renounced &agrav; introduce yourself to Good Friday mass during the Easter weekend. It's no secret, his state of health' increasingly worried in the Vatican, which can only note the physical weakness of the 87-year-old Argentine. The Pope had to restricts his movements and only appears in a wheelchair. In the corridors of the Vatican, rumors about his possible succession are growing.

Pope Francis, however, warned that he did not intend to give up on his faith. his charge, recalledé Franceinfo, when he has just entered his eleventh year of pontificate. “You don't lead with your knee, but with your head,” he declared. However, his resignation letter would already have been written. written, it has been since the day of his election. &agrav; Mexican television NMás that his tomb was already there. in preparation: "It's my great devotion… my great devotion. I want to be buried &agrav; Sainte-Marie-Majeure. The place is ready.

According to Le Figaro, several names of cardinals would appear on the list of possible successors to the pope, if he finally came to power. give up. Three of them would be in pole position. One of the most sought after would be the Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, current number 2 of the pope, officially secretary of the pope ;State. He would compete with others. by Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa. However, none of these three favorites would be up for grabs. Currently, we are in a better position than the others. The first being estimated too “erased”, the second too close to the Sant Egidio movement, an association of faithful Catholics, while the last is judged, 58 years old, too young.

Apart from these three Italians, other Europeans would be on the list of potential successors. In Hungary, it is Cardinal Peter Erdo who is making himself known but some consider him “not very charismatic”. Face &agrav; him, in Sweden, Cardinal Anders Arborelius could create a surprise. The list also includes Spanish, Portuguese and Asian cardinals.

It's à the "threizième" position that a Frenchman takes his place: it is the archbishop of Marseille, Jean-Marc Aveline. He stood out during the Pope's summer visit to the city. Marseille, which was also his last official trip. Agé 65 years old and doctoral student in theology, he foundedé the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions of Marseille. He was é named in 2013 titular bishop then in 2019 archbishop of Marseille by Pope Francis. He would share the latter's ideas on the policy of tolerance regarding migrants and his vision of a less European-centered Church.  His weak point would be that he  does not speak Italian.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116