I have seen dozens of lists of papabili. I have seen the odds on Paddy Power and Intrade. The one thing they all have in common is that none of them have a name I think should be on the list.
I am not predicting anything, for how could I know. But a Cardinal I think people should keep an eye on is…
Cardinal Barbarin is 62. I think that the cardinal-electors will choose a man of vigor in his 60s this time around for some obvious reasons.
I refer you to some background information on the Cardinal.
He has offered the Traditional Mass (a small club among Cardinals)
Remember, if I am wrong, you will forget all about this post. If I am right, I am a genius. Either way, remember you heard it here first.
I have many reasons for having him on my dark horse list that I will keep to myself, but I thought I would just let you in. Pope or not, we should pay attention to him.