Danneels for Pope

Here’s to hoping Gottfriend Cardinal Danneels of Belgium is elected the next Pope.

Some say the next Pope should come from somewhere where membership is increasing, not declining. Danneels’s moderate social views would do more to bring people back to the Church than merely relying on an increasing number of people in countries like Nigeria and Brazil where people attend Catholic churches in the morning anf evangelical churches in the night.

The next Pope needs to heal the church in the First World while using the organization of the Church in the Third World to improve the lot of it, and bringing Europeans and Americans back into a closer community with people in Africa is a perfect way to accomplish that.