Analysis of the educational background of those engaged in the selection of the new Pope
The election of a successor to Pope Benedict XVI in March 2013 raises the question as to the range of “disciplines” which might be called upon (or valued) by the members of the College of Cardinals, namely by those cardinals recognized as being allowed to engage in the selection process.
The following table is an extract from that presented in Wikipedia (Sortable list of living cardinals). For this purpose, the list has been sorted by ascending age in order to enable exclusion of those members of the College of Cardinals who cannot engage in the electoral process of the Papal Conclave.
Below the line: Cardinals of interest to Phi Beta Iota.
|Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.||phlosophy, canon law|
|Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church), India and head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.||economics, theology, philosophy|
|Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya||philosophy, pastoral theology|
|Protodeacon; President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Roman Curia.||philosophy, theology,
|Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, SDB||Honduras||
|Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.||theology, theology, clinical psychologyy, psychotherapy|
|O’Brien, Keith Michael Patrick||Scotland||
|Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland.||theology, education
chemistry, science, mathematics
|Bergoglio, Jorge Mario||Argentina||
|Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.||philosophy, psychology, theology|