Pink News
February 13, 2013


Pope benedict XVI announced his resignation on Monday, prompting the question fo whether his successor will take up his anti-gay mantile, or steer the Catholic Church in a new direction.

Hans Kung, a pro-reform Catholic priest described as the “greatest adversary” of the Pope within the church, said in response to the news of Benedict XVI’s resignation that he hoped he would “not exercise an influence on the choice of his successor.”

However, according to Mr Kung’s own analysis of the pool of Cardinals that can be chosen, the odds are that the next Pope will follow in Benedict XVI’s conservative footsteps whether he influences the decision or not.