This new cardinal was also in the conclave that elected Pope John Paul II in 1978. How can that be?
Washington’s Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl is the only cardinal eligible now to elect a new pope who was also in the Conclave that elected Pope John Paul II in 1978! Everyone else who participated in that conclave 32 years ago is long since dead or retired.
Read about this fascinating story by Jerry Filteau of the fishwrap NCR which at times manages cool stories.