The men who could be pope: Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz [CNAU]

Mar 11, '13 6:00 am
Say the words “Brazilian pope” in Rome, and most people assume you’re talking about the candidacy of Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of São Paulo. But there’s another runner from the world’s largest Catholic country, whose humble roots and pastoral outlook could make him an attractive choice: 65-year-old Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, who generally goes by the simple appellation of “Dom João,” writes John Allen in NCR Online.


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