A younger pope. A pope from a third-world country. A pope who would give women a stronger voice — and possibly ordain them.
If there were a suggestion box outside the Sistine Chapel, those might be some of the ideas offered by Seattle-area high-school and college students to cardinals who on Tuesday will open a conclave to select the next pope.
The Seattle Times asked a sampling of student leaders and campus journalists at Jesuit-run Seattle University and at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish what they’d look for in the next spiritual leader of an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide.