Agence France-PresseFebruary 13, 2013 15:15
Nationality and age should not be key factors in choosing who will succeed Benedict XVI, a Brazilian cardinal considered in the running to be the future pope said here Wednesday.
Much more important will be the candidate's capacity to lead the Roman Catholic Church "at a time of great challenges," Sao Paulo archbishop Odilo Scherer told a press conference.
"In the last papal election, the (nationality) issue was on the agenda, the possibility still exists. Now we could also have a pope from either Latin America, Africa, Asia, or Europe," he noted.