Originally Posted by DeniseR
I wonder why John Paul I died so soon after his election? Did the Cardinals choose the wrong man? I wonder how much is the Holy Spirit and how much is free will of the Cardinals? How does the Holy Spirit protect the Church from selecting the wrong man. If the wrong man is chosen, does God call him home before he can do something wrong? Or did John Paul I just happen to die in his own time?
If John Paul I would have lived out his pontificate for several years might that have kept Karol Wojtola from becoming pope and making the impact on the Church that he did?
The HS does not force His grace on the cardinals. The "wrong" man can be selected and most likely has been selected in the past.