Guyana and the Caribbean will have no representing Cardinal in the election of a new Pope – 12th Feb 2013
Guyana and the Caribbean will have no representing Cardinal, when the elections of the next Pope happens, following the announcement by the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, that he will be stepping down at the end of February. But here in Guyana, Father John Persaud, who is the Judicial Vicar of the Catholic Church in Guyana, he does not believe that it will make a difference to those electing a new Pope.
The Pope is stepping down for health reasons, making his actions the first such stepping down for a serving Pope in almost 700 years. Father Persaud said that it was an admirable move on the Part of Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI was appointed in 2005 and was the First German in more than 1000 years to have been elected Pope.