“The last two Popes were elected at 78 and 76 [years old],” Allen said. “Dolan is only 63 which means this might not be his last bite at the apple.”
He was asked, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday, about the speculation that he’s headed for Vatican City, and Dolan said…
While there has not been an American pope in the papacy’s history, the popularity and personality of St. Louisan Dolan has led many to consider the possibility.
The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning.