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Tags: EU | REL | Vatican | Becoming Pope

Pope to Parish: Pontiff Pick Not Always Smartest Cardinal

Pope to Parish: Pontiff Pick Not Always Smartest Cardinal

Sunday, 19 February 2017 03:40 PM

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says cardinals don't always choose "the most intelligent" of their lot to be pontiff.

A child asked Francis during a papal visit to a Rome parish on Sunday how he became pope.

Francis said the man picked as pontiff "perhaps isn't the most intelligent, the shrewdest, the quickest to do what has to be done."

But he says the choice "is the one who God wants for that moment for the church."

Francis explained that while cardinals discuss the strong points of various candidates, "above all they pray."

Francis asked the children who they thought was the most intelligent cardinal in the secret papal conclave at the Sistine Chapel that ended with his 2013 election.

"You!" they shouted.

But Francis said that wasn't necessarily the case.

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