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Card. Barragan: next Pope needs at least same qualities as Benedict XVI

CARD. JAVIER LOZANO BARRAGAN 

President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers 

"The Pope decided to resign because he says he no longer has the strength to carry out the office. Therefore, the next Pope needs to be a person who at the very least has the qualities Benedict XVI had before he started loosing strength.â? 

He also traveled with Benedict XVI to Mexico and Cuba back in March 2012. The apostolic trip is forever marked with this photograph. At that point, the Cardinal didn't expect a resignation, at all. 

CARD. JAVIER LOZANO BARRAGAN 

President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers 

"It's a decision that shows great humility, great courage, great consistency. It's a decision that says, 'Our Lord is guiding the Church.' Hopefully this will be the best decision for the Church, as the Pope said.â? 

The cardinal said that it is now time to examine the situation of the Church and pray that cardinals elect the right person to address these new challenges. 

OFL @ odelafu /KLH 

MG 

GdP 

-PR

-U:RCarr