Name: Angelo Scola
Date of Birth: 11/7/1941
Place of Birth: Lombardy, Italy
Current Position: Archbishop of Milan
Current Location: Italy
Pro: Heavy-weight among the Italian cardinals—is thought to have the strongest and clearest voice amongst this most influential of voting blocs. Comes from the same Communio (a theological school of thought) background as Benedict; Has conducted a strong dialogue with the Muslim world, although no one is sure if they are talking back.
Con: Seen as a traditional pick because he is a heavy-weight (literally and figuratively); Italain bloc may not be as influential as in years’ past. Milan is a non-Roman Rite diocese (Ambrosean), which weighs against the Bishop of Rome. Has failed to gain any entry into the prestigious Milan fashion show.