Australian cardinal bell said he was in rome last Thursday and the pope seemed in good health and no whispers of any news which is unlike rome he said. Seems this pope was forced to resign for some reason, so if those in power can force him, surely they can hand pick their next pope for the job. I think it is strange the pope will resign at the end of the month around the time of jesus last supper. Maybe that is the pope last supper and the resurrection or new pope a few days after. On such a big time in catholic calendar will there be a pope to give the easter mass.
I read about 2-3 pope in waiting usually the pope are old cos I think the rest of the cardinals choose to pick old ones like themselves hoping one day they will be chosen.
But I do not see a black pope a man who sits with a crown in a palace in rome while many of his own ppl starve.