I have paid little attention to the race for the papacy in Rome and am only vaguely acquainted with the names of the American hopefuls. It’s been suggested that, since the majority of Catholics today live in Latin America, the next pope should be from there. That sounds logical to me and might let in a welcome breath of fresh air. However, I’d be surprised to see a non-European selected to head this particular good ol’ boys club.
This clever Sweet Sistine chart of favorites comes from the Religion News Service, where you can make your picks and see who’s leading in which brackets. At the moment (10:50 am MST), Gianfranco Ravasi of Italy is leading his bracket and the field with 9525 votes.
Thanks to Doug over at @1XPAD for discovering this.
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