Ouellet, 68 years old, is a veteran in dealing with the secularized West, someone smart, intellectual and cosmopolitan. He is close to Benedict16 in theological thinking and someone who could bring a strong hand to the Vatican bureaucracy. So what that prophecy is saying is: a pope will sit on the throne of Peter who. Having made that clean (and by that made fools of those thousands who believed and still believe "Peter the Roman" to be a code name for the last pope) let us do some hunting for the identity of the next. His is both traditional and innovative at the same time, someone Vatican is looking to maintain the balance in the house between the traditionalists and reformists. And to navigate the church during the currant crisis that she is going through during which the Catholics are leaving their churches, so far 22 million Catholics left their churches in.
Vatican would be needing a new pope with messages that will attract those abandoning it or preventing further bleeding. He must be able to speak to the hearts. The cardinals who elect the next pope will look for one who is: -a man of prayer and is deeply rooted in the apostolic faith of the Catholic Church.