Gerard O’Connell's new book “The Election of Pope Francis” reveals the number of votes during the 2013 conclave, although the cardinals swear before a conclave to keep all information secret.
Cardinals who break the secret of the conclave are automatically excommunicated. In the first of five rounds the most voted cardinals were:
Scola 30 (Milan, Italy)
Bergoglio 26 (Argentinia) [or 27, as one elector misspelled the name writing “Broglio”]
Ouellet 22 (Curia)
O’Malley 10 (Boston, USA)
Scherer 4 (São Paulo, Brazil)
Cardinal Godfried Danneels (+2019) confessed that the "St Gallen mafia" plotted for twenty years to get a modernist like Bergoglio elected.
O’Connell confirms that the English Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (+2017) pushed Bergoglio’s election by organizing "discrete Cardinal’s meetings" in Rome.
Further, Cardinal Attilio Nicora (+2017) organized a meeting between Italian supporters of Bergoglio and liberal Curia cardinals.
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