Pope Benedict XVI retires at the end of the month, the first time a pope has resigned in about 600 years. So the job’s open. Do you qualify?
If I remember correctly, the last guy to become pope without being a cardinal or bishop was, depending on what country you’re from, Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca or Patrick McKenna from Italy or Northern Ireland. But he was a fictional character in a Dan Brown novel.
- Pope Benedict Gives Last Public Prayer, Sermon Of Papacy (lezgetreal.com)
- VIDEO: Pope gives last Sunday blessing (bbc.co.uk)