RE “IN Italy, O’Malley’s name is in the mix ” (Page A1, Feb. 20):
I pray that speculation that Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley could be the next pope is a joke.
Since O’Malley has been in Boston, how many churches have closed? How much has Mass attendance declined? How many have lost faith in the church?
The damage he’s done in the Archdiocese of Boston has been bad enough. I can’t even start to imagine the damage to the church if he becomes the next pope. I fear that if O’Malley ends up in Rome there’ll be no church left at all!
To all those who have any say in what happens over there: please do not let this happen.