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  • Later I learned that papabile is not a kind of pasta but means "Pope-able."

    We Have a Pope!

  • During the last papal election in 2005, Cardinal Ouellet was regarded by some observers as a "papabile," a candidate for pope, because of his conservatism and command of foreign languages, including Italian, French and English.

    Pope Names Cardinal To Vet Appointments

  • Speculation on who's most "papabile" revolves around the 135-member-strong College of Cardinals.


  • Vatican observers have spent years now honing their ever-changing lists of cardinals who are "papabile," or potential popes.


  • Mr Vecchio had no idea who "Father Karol" was, still less that he was to become "papabile".


  • After just eight years as cardinal, people now speak seriously of him as "papabile", a man who might one day become pope.

    Deborah Gyapong

  • I always prayed that Pope Benedict XVI would live and reign in good health until nearly all of the JP II Cardinals are too old either to vote, or to be considered papabile.

    Pray for the Holy Father

  • Ippolito was one of the small band of cardinals considered to be very papabile—“pope-able.”


  • To papabile Cardinal Angelo Scola and to a small but growing number of educated Catholics, the most important theological development in the Church over our lifetime has occurred around the theme of "the nuptial mystery."

    We're all getting married: the new theological synthesis

  • Touted as papabile outside Austria, Schönborn is not as well respected inside it.

    Arnoldus Pontifex?


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