2013-02-13 / Local & State

4 Cardinals With Pa. Ties To Vote For Next Pope

Kevin Begos and Peter Jackson


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Church officials say four U.S. cardinals with Pennsylvania roots and ties will be eligible to vote for the next pope.

Bishop David Zubik says that Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl was born in Pittsburgh and is a former bishop of that city.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo and Cardinal Sean O'Malley also grew up in Pittsburgh. Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, the retired archbishop of Philadelphia, will also be eligible to vote for a new pope.

Zubik, the current bishop of Pittsburgh, spoke Monday after Pope Bendict XVI announced his resignation.

Some Pennsylvania Catholics say they hope the cardinals elect a younger man as pope, or an African.

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