Laura Ingraham hosted Raymond Arroyo of EWTN's "The World Over" with "Art and Soul".
Arroyo said the longer the process plays out for the papal election, the better the conclave will go. He said the cardinals are coming in and sizing each other up. The conclave will begin next week.
Ingraham and Arroyo discussed the potential candidates. Cardinal Scola of Venice is one of the leading Italians whom Pope Benedict XVI had a personal connection with. Cardinal Ouilette of Canada appointed many of the bishops, is multilingual and has experience in Latin America.
Arroyo said the new pope needs to be a good manager. He praised Mother Angelika's strength and leadership and noted the mainstream media never gave her credit.
Arroyo said there is the liberal fire with this conclave with older cardinals who have moved on and that there won't be a doctrinal revolution. He said that other denominations have liberalized and lost membership. He reminded the audience that the pope is replacing St. Peter who preserved Christ's church.
Arroyo described the Sistine Chapel setup for the cardinals whose average age is 71. He said the process is solemn within the Michelangelo decorated chapel. He thinks the election will take two to three days. He said 77 votes are needed and that the first vote helps sort out who the leading candidates are.
Arroyo said he's not sorry he's missing the new Oz movie as a powerful pope is apt to be elected.