PHILADELPHIA'S Catholic archbishop, Charles Chaput, will have no say in electing the next pope.
But his retired predecessor, Cardinal Justin Rigali, will.
Such is the convoluted world of papal politics, arguably the world's most exclusive big-ticket election, with just 118 members of the College of Cardinals eligible to vote.
Going back nearly a century, each of Chaput's five predecessors as head of the Philadelphia Archdiocese was eventually named a cardinal - although not always at the time of a papal election. The last time that an active Philadelphia cleric didn't vote was when Pope Paul VI was tapped in 1963.