You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Peter Johnson Jr. on Candidates for Papacy: ‘It Might Be An American’

“The Catholic church is looking for someone that understands a multicultural society, someone that understands digital technology, someone who is a ‘people’s pope,’” explained legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. on today’s Fox and Friends.

“That’s what we need,” he added.

Earlier in the segment, Johnson also noted that New York City’s Cardinal Dolan

— whom Johnson considers a personal friend — is a strong contender for the papacy.

“This is really the first time that an American has been seriously considered,” stated Johnson, echoing a report by Joan Lewis of EWTN.

In addition to Dolan, Johnson discussed several other potential successors, including Cardinal Turkson of Ghana, Cardinal Ouellet of Canada, Cardinal Scola of Milan and Cardinal Bagnasco of Genoa.

Watch the segment below for Johnson’s full analysis.

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Fox News Launches Redesigned App for iPhones, Androids

Now it's easier and faster than ever to keep up with the most powerful name in news wherever you are. Download the redesigned Fox News Channel app today on your iPhone or Android to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network live on your device! Click here for more information on how you can get the Fox News app.

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!