Name: Gianfranco Ravasi
Date of Birth: 10/18/1942
Place of Birth: Lecco, Italy
Current Position: President of the Pontifical Council for Culture
Current Location: Rome
Pro: Deeply spiritual man, who has the strongest “pulpit” during the conclave, preaching the retreat to the papal household, which most of the voting cardinals will be attending; Strong believer in engaging all people of good-will, believer and non-believer alike. A measured man.
Con: Deep spirituality leads some to question his orthodoxy; already “lost out” to Cardinal Scola for the Archbishop of Milan. In a former life, he was a tax-man.