Father Zuhlsdorf posted here on the importance of vetting the new Pope concerning possible problems related to the Clergy sex abuse scandals. The thing about Cardinal Ravasi is that he has never been the head of a Diocese. On one hand this would seem to be a weakness. However, the Cardinal will on account of this be basically free of the danger of being maligned in an unjust media campaign as Benedict was. I would think that this would be, paradoxically, a very attractive qualification to go along with Ravasi’s other strengths. Furthermore, the fact that Benedict will be in Vatican City to instruct the new Pope when he asks for help, detracts from concerns that Ravasi would struggle with the management aspects of the job.