Edit: ah, I read his Wiki. But he was elevated to cardinal by your boy Benedict the Unbending?
We still have not talked about Young Pope. I'm really enjoying it but interestingly Dr. Mrs., who was not raised a Catholic, peaced out after 3 episodes.
I think it's a very interesting vehicle for discussions about theology. The church politics I can't vouch for as far as its accuracy goes. Obviously like any state the Vatican corridors of power are filled with every breed of viper, but I don't know whether the show is speaking to real conflicts or just generic ones they stuck a zucchetto on. I think there is more opportunity there. For instance, apparently one thing Frank has done that has upset the apple cart is elevate cardinals from less traditionally powerful cities to important slots, ignoring clergy from the "papal farm teams" of Venice and Turin. This seems to be the equivalent of picking your SCOTUS nominees from Ball State and Gonzaga rather than Harvard and Yale. I'd like to see that dynamic.