Lalanz
God will determine who is next, don’t be surprised if this current fake Vatican regime is dismantled and crushed by our lady Mary most pure....
Ultraviolet
There is nothing "fake" about the current Vatican regime, Lalanz. It's as lawful as any preceding it.
Ultraviolet
A conservative is NOT what the Vatican would want (for obvious reasons) and a strong-willed progressive like Pope Francis brings his own kind of unique problems. The College of Cardinals would probably want the next pope to be more puppet-like, more malleable.... yet joyous and personable and gigglingl and dancing and crying and upbeat...

Tagle. It's going to be Tagle.
philosopher
There is an old Italian saying: A thin pope always follows a fat one.
philosopher
Cardinal Eijk is conservative and believes in defending the faith. He removed a transgender parish administrator against the parish council's wishes, and ruled against divorced and remarried Catholics being admitted to Holy Communion, and criticizes priests and bishops for not defending Apostolic Tradition. Definately papabile!
Dr Bobus
Also an MD
Dr Bobus
I don't think that any Francis-endorsed candidate will have a chance to be the next pope. Cardinal Eijk is papabile.
AlexBKaiser
Cardinal Wim Eijk mentioned again by Magister as a serious papabile, and as alternative to the disastrous Bergoglio pontificate.