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Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, attends a concistory held by Pope Benedict at Saint Peter's Basilica on November 24, 2012, in Vatican City, Vatican. Photo by: Franco Origlia / Getty Images file

Boston Cardinal O’Malley’s ‘Irish humility’ could be key to landing Pope Benedict’s spot - VIDEO

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Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, attends a concistory held by Pope Benedict at Saint Peter's Basilica on November 24, 2012, in Vatican City, Vatican. Photo by: Franco Origlia / Getty Images file

Similarly O’Malley has insisted that the idea of being chosen is out of the question. His spokeswoman Kellyanne Dignan told NBC, “As the Cardinal said last week at his press conference, he has a round trip ticket to return home and will rely on the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit as the College of Cardinals enter the conclave in March.”

Here’s NECN’s report on the speculation

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