Just imagine a conclave in which one of these cardinals was elected pope:
Cardinal Groër of Austria
Cardinal McCarrick of USA
Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Scotland
Cardinal Becciu of Italy
It could have happened, and someone like them in the future could be. What to do? What to do? Oh, what is the Church to do?
Obviously, one would hope back ground checks are observed and there is some kind of vetting policy, but is there, especially if a pope becomes a cowboy and selects bishops from the periphery of the world and then names them a cardinal without even asking them?
We know nothing about most of the cardinals that Pope Francis has named. They come from small obscure dioceses, not from large sees where their tin must be tested.
How are we to know that a cardinal who is elected pope isn’t a pathological liar, thief, pervert, criminal or all of the above?
Dear God, save us!