He is not from the Vatican bureaucracy.
Cardinal Odilo Scherer seems to be favoured by the Vatican bureaucracy. The Brazilian sat on the governing commission of the scandal-marred Vatican bank.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is a favourite of the pastoral camp. A well-known religious figure in the US, he's been called a happy warrior for evangelisation but is a staunch defender of Catholic orthodoxy.
Cardinal Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga is a human rights campaigner from Honduras who some consider a reactionary. Has been accused of anti-Semitism.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is an erudite scholar with a modern touch – he tweets and quotes Amy Winehouse. He was Benedict's culture minister at the Vatican and can speak several languages.
Cardinal Luis Tagle – archbishop of Manila, 55 – was named a cardinal last November. With a Chinese-born mother he is seen as the face of the growing church in Asia.