Times: Young Catholics’ thoughts about next pope

Times: Young Catholics’ thoughts about next pope

Credit: BETTINA HANSEN / The Seattle Times

Eastside Catholic School students, from left, Caitlin Murphy, Bradley Strode and Maggie McKay, give their views on choosing a replacement pontiff.

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by JACK BROOM / The Seattle Times

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Posted on March 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

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.

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