Papal Probabilities

The Friday File: With a papal conclave fast approaching, Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana is the leading contender with odds of 11-4 that he leaves the conclave as pope. Next is Archbishop Angelo Scola of Italy at 3-1 and Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada at 6-1. The problem Turkson faces is that less than 10% of the 120 voting cardinals are African, while half are European.

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  1. Brian Todd says

    Hi, Elliot. Are these betting odds, like from a Las Vegas sports book? I’m curious as to the source. You’re thought-provoking, as usual! :o)

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