Leonardo Sandri, Argentine Cardinal
Pope Benedict Resigns, Argentine Cardinal May Take His Place
By Kamren Curiel | 02/12/2013 - 12:26

Argentina's Leonardo Sandri may be in the running to become the first Latin American to lead the world’s one billion Roman Catholics after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday.   
In the midst of what was supposed to be a routine meeting with cardinals about potential saints, Pope Benedict (born Joseph Ratzinger) delivered the news in Latin that he is resigning on Feb. 28 because of old age. Benedict will become the first pope in 600 years to resign.


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