Cardinals can choose status quo or change
Updated: Tuesday, March 12 2013, 04:18 PM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) - As cardinals decide who will be the next pope, Angelo Scola of Italy is seen as the favorite among cardinals hoping to shape up the way the Vatican is governed.
Brazil's Odilo Scherer is backed by Vatican-based insiders who want to preserve the status quo.
Other names include Canada's Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who heads the Vatican's powerful office for bishops, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the exuberant archbishop of New York.
The resignation of Pope Benedict last month threw the church into turmoil, and exposed divisions among cardinals wrestling with whether to choose a manager to clean up the Vatican's bureaucracy or a pastor who can inspire Catholics at a time when faith is waning.