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Collins will help select next Pope
Cardinal Thomas Collins from Toronto will be part of the conclave to elect a new pope in March (Andrew Medichini/Associated Press Photo)
Three Canadian cardinals will be part of the conclave to elect a new pope, and one is considered a leading contender to take over after Pope Benedict XVI steps down Feb. 28.
The selection of a Canadian as pontiff would be unprecedented. A non-European cardinal has never been chosen to lead the church.
The Canadians involved in the decision-making process are Cardinal Thomas Collins from Toronto, and Cardinals Jean-Claude Turcotte and Marc Ouellet, both from Quebec.
Read more at CBC.ca
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