Zed suggested that new Pope; leader of about 1.2 billion adherents worldwide, “supreme priest", holder of "Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven", supreme shepherd and teacher of the faithful, “The Holy Father”, "Servant of the Servants of God"; should dedicate himself for defending human rights, helping the helpless, charitable projects, human improvement, ecological responsibility, etc.
The new Pope should also seriously take-up the issue of apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) of Europe, whose traces in Europe went as far back as ninth century CE, Zed stated.
Moreover, he should reconsider favorably the ordination of women priests as women could disseminate God’s message as skillfully as men and deserved equal and full participation and access in religion. Church could hold a referendum among its congregations worldwide to learn about the feelings of Catholics on the subject. Holy See being the largest religious organization in the world should show exemplary leadership in women equality to the rest of the planet, Rajan Zed argued.
Pope Benedict, in his English remarks during the final General Audience on February 27, said: “I ask each of you to pray for me and for the new Pope”.
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