Cardinal Arinze, a top contender to succeed Pope John Paul II, has sparked student and faculty protests at Georgetown University with a remark he made about homosexuals in a commencement speech.

Cardinal Arinze, a top contender to succeed Pope John Paul II, has sparked student and faculty protests at Georgetown University with a remark he made about homosexuals in a commencement speech. A letter of protest was signed by about 70 faculty members and delivered on Wednesday to Dr Jane McAuliffe, dean of the university’s school of arts and sciences. Arinze’s views are consistent with Catholic dogma, but not political sentiment at the Jesuit run university.