Electing the New Pope The Cardinal Rule ... NEVER Vote for Yourself!!!

2/28/2013 3:28 PM PST

The Cardinal Rule for Electing the New Pope -- NEVER Vote for Yourself!!!


Rule #1 when voting for the new Pope ... you shouldn't vote for yourself ... at least according to one Cardinal.

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl was leaving D.C. this week on a flight to Rome -- where the new Pope will soon be elected to replace ex-Pope Benedict XVI.

We asked Wuerl if he planned to vote for himself, and he looked at us funny and explained why he wouldn't do it.

Here's a dilemma -- what if he gets a sign from God that he's the one?  Just asking.