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Which qualities cardinals will look for in the next pope

The greatest asset of the Nigerian Francis Arinze, besides the symbolic power of his black skin, is his expertise in what will probably be one of the Church’s greatest challenges this century: relations between Christianity and Islam. Nigeria, torn apart by religious war between its northern Islamists and southern Christians, is one of the world’s toughest training grounds in inter-religious diplomacy.

Which qualities cardinals will look for in the next pope

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