The Next Pope: For Whom Will the White Smoke Rise?

By Flavia Krause-Jackson - 2013-02-12T16:14:56Z

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Odilo Scherer (Brazil)

Born: Sept. 21, 1949Brazilian of German descent, Scherer is Archbishop of Sao Paolo and as such oversees 6 million Catholics in the country’s biggest archdiocese. In the birthplace of liberation theology, he struck a moderate tone by seeing worth in focusing on social injustice and poverty while reserving criticism for the movement’s “Marxism.”
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