Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan and sometime Patriarch of Venice, is a philosopher, anthropologist and theologian as well as cardinal of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Cardinal Scola comes from that most fortunate of generations when merit could take the son of a lorry driver to fulfilment of his promise and abilities. Note, the fulfilment of promise and abilities: there are many priests at every level yet to achieve their promise, but the papacy is not for those who are still under-qualified. Such office is not for for them because it is not for demonstrating that we are all equal. We aren't. Show who and what you are and then seek our "unconditional reverence and obedience."
How many of us (including some of those who are put forward by themselves and others for the papacy) can even begin to speak like this ?
BIANCA [as in fumata, not fumo, ed.]