Cardinal Levada Pope

February 25, 2013 - 5:29 PM
Cardinal William Levada gestures during a media conference Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Patrick's seminary in Menlo Park, Calif. Levada says retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony should participate in the process of the selection of the next pope. Cardinal Levada made the comments on Monday ahead of his trip to the Vatican to help with the selection of the next pope. His comments came in the wake of a grass-roots campaign to shame Mahony into refraining from participating because of his role protecting sexually abusive priests. Mahony has been shown to have covered up for other priests who raped and molested children. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)