When Ratzi was voted in after JPII kicked it, there was a real horse race. So says a cardinal’s unauthorized diary that was published Friday. (Guardian):
The anonymous diary appeared in the respected Italian political magazine Limes. The magazine said it obtained the diary from a “trustworthy” source it had known for years…A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, declined to comment.
In the first round of voting, Benedict, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, received 47 votes and [Cardinal Jorge Mario] Bergoglio, the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, received 10. Italian cardinals Carlo Maria Martini and Camillo Ruini had nine and six votes, respectively.
…Ratzinger needed 77 votes in the final round to win the necessary two-thirds majority of the 115 voting cardinals. He got 84, Bergoglio got 26, and three other cardinals also registered one vote apiece in the last round: Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, Italian Cardinal Giacomo Biffi and American Cardinal Bernard Law, according to the diary.
Who the f*ck was the maniac that voted for that bastard, pedophile-hiding Cardinal Law?