Everyone loves a good conspiracy.
At first glance, no one would ever say Cardinal Kasper was papabile…
Until they hear this.
Cardinals can vote in a conclave until they reach their 80th birthday, correct? Well, sort of. Under John Paul II, the rule was changed that any cardinal who is under 80 at the time the see falls vacant can vote in the conclave.
Cardinal Walter Kasper turns 80 on March 5. He will enter the conclave and vote, despite being over 80 years old.
Anyone wonder why Pope Benedict decided to abdicate? And decided to abdicate on February 28, 2013?
Because Cardinal Kasper is supposed to be the next Pope.
Why he won’t… There are oh.so.many reasons. This theory is ludicrous… but it sure has a potential of getting me in the National Enquirer. Or maybe on CNN.