Odilo Scherer

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Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer , Archbishop of Se Cathedral... News PhotoAsh Wednesday,Brazil,Greeting,Horizontal,Odilo Scherer,Pope,Religion,Religious MassPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBrazilian Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (R), Archbishop of Se Cathedral greets Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes --both considered in the running to be the future pope-- during the Ash Wednesday mass at Se Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Februrary 13, 2013. Benedict XVI, the German-born leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics, made the shock announcement that he would resign on February 28 due to old age. Scherer, ordained cardinal by Benedict XVI in 2007 and who heads Brazil's largest archdiocese with five million Catholics, said in a press conference that nationality and age should not be key factors in choosing who will succeed Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)