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The voting will be based on politics .. not popularity back home. The voting doesn't come from the bottom up but instead comes from the top down. It is based on the mood of the cardinals ... traditional and conservative ... or seeing need for change ...
Originally posted by cody599
It makes no difference who is the future pope until the whole of catholicism gets to vote.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by cody599
I thought it would be fun to have a thread with people posting who they think it'll be and why. They could still start their own threads to argue their points or whatever, but at least we'd have one reference thread to see what people were predicting.
Originally posted by borntowatch
Cardinal Peter Turkson (Ghana) 5/2
Archbishop Angelo Scola (Italy) 7/2
Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada) 4/1
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Italy) 6/1
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (Argentina) 10/1
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras) 12/1
Cardinal Francis Arinze (Nigeria) 12/1
Two who are on your short list are also on my short list.
And you've picked the same name.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by FlyersFan
First, a couple honourable mentions:
A second favourite. But I don't see him getting a majority either, mainly because Benedict XVI has stacked the deck with Italians. Also, it happens often enough that the one or two most popular picks ultimately fail to get any significant votes.
Originally posted by jam321
My bet is on Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.