The Express-Times, Friday, April 15, 2005
Story by John A. Zukowski on the election process for the new pope includes commentary by Father Thomas Dailey OSFS, professor of theology at DeSales. According to Dailey, the last conclave in 1978 that selected Pope John Paul II occurred a decade after the sweeping Vatican II reforms. The continuing conflicts between communism and capitalism, and increasing technology indicated the need for a good communicator. The need to confront these issues all came together in John Paul II. "We almost always seem to have come up with the right person at the right time," Dailey said. "This is the oldest elected office on the planet and just the fact that it continues as it has demonstrates its efficiency."
Press Release: Choosing a pope | Posted on: 4/15/2005
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