Next Pope Betting Odds

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The Pope has hinted at retirement and making way for another, however, it remains to be seen how long this next pope betting market will run, it could be years. The betting odds for a new Pope come from a range of bookmakers.

Next Pope Betting Odds
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Next Pope Betting Headlines

  • After the sad passing of Benedict XVI, speculation is rife that Pope Francis may now step down.
  • The best betting sites have Peter Turkson the Ghanaian Cardinal and Filipino Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, the former Archbishop of Manila heading the next Pope betting market. 
  • One of the original front runners the Honduran Cardinal, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has drifted in the betting after damaging rumours.
Potential Next Pope Betting Odds January 2023
Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle 5/1
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson 6/1
Angelo Scola 6/1
Marc Ouelett 7/1
Christoph Schonborn 8/1
Raymone Leo Burke 8/1
Angelo De Donatis 10/1
Timothy Michael Dolan 12/1
Leonardo Sandri 14/1
Gianfranco Ravasi 14/1
Odilo Pedro Scherer 14/1
Reinhard Marx 14/1
Peter Erdo 16/1
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The Pope Hints At Retirement in 2022

On a trip to Canada in the Summer of 2022, the Pope spoke to journalists and admitted he can no longer travel like he used to due to his health.


Who Will Be The Next Pope Betting?

The current Pope is Francis who was elected to be the Supreme Pontiff in March 2013 when Pope Benedict XV1 resigned. 

He has had many issues to deal with including problems for Catholics in China, and the loss of revenue for the Vatican due to the global pandemic.

As always there is plenty of speculation, and he has indicated that his Papacy will not be a long tenure, however, he has now been Pope for over 9 years. 

Conservative voices within the church have also clashed with the liberal pontiff, especially in relation to the Latin Mass changes. 

There does seem to be a power struggle which has been exacerbated by the death of Benedict.

The Pope To Resign?

The current Pope arrived at the funeral of Benedict XVI in a wheelchair.

When he does decide to leave The Cardinals will vote by secret ballot to choose the next Pope with a two-thirds majority needed.

The new Pope will then be asked if he accepts his election, and if he does he will choose a Papal Name. 

Both cardinals Peter Turkson and Marc Oulette were towards the head of the next pope betting in 2013 when Pope Frances was chosen.

Luis Antonio Tagle

He may be seen as too young by conservative voices, (aged 64), but an Asian Pope would be seen as a progressive appointment.

Certainly, a Pope from the African continent such as Peter Turkson would seem "the right choice" as the world looks for a more inclusive solution to issues. 

The next pope betting market is very open with a host of Cardinals and an Archbishop quoted.

Peter Turkson

The first black Pope could be the Ghanaian Peter Turkson, he is seen as a strong candidate for working with other religions for the greater good of all.

Next Pope NationalityBetting Odds
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Philippines
5/1
Cardinal Peter TurksonGhana6/1
Archbishop Angelo Scola
Italy
6/1
Cardinal Marc OuelletCanada7/1
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
Austria
8/1
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
USA
8/1
Bishop Angelo De DonatisItaly10/1
Cardinal Timothy DolanUSA12/1
Cardinal Gianfranco RavasiItaly14/1
Cardinal Reinhard MarxGerman14/1
Cardinal Peter ErdoHungary16/1
Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer Brazil16/1

prices as of  10/01/2023

Several online bookmakers offer the latest odds on the next pope including Paddy Power


The Next Pope Betting News Diary Timeline

Betting on who will be the next pope is normally available whilst the current Pope is still in office.  Often the major bookies disagree on a favourite and there is plenty of movement in the next Pope betting odds.  

Here is a round-up of the next Pope Betting News from our OLBG News feed

30th January 2024

Next Pope Betting Odds: Luis Antonio Tagle now 7/1 to be the Next Pope with the betting market BACK OPEN on who will take over next!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Luis Antonio Tagle now 7/1 to be the Next Pope with the betting market BACK OPEN on who will take over next!

12th July 2023

Next Pope Betting Odds: Mark Ouellet and Luis Antonio Tagle are joint favourites to be the Next Pope with bookies offering odds!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Mark Ouellet and Luis Antonio Tagle are joint favourites to be the Next Pope with bookies offering odds!

23rd May 2023

Next Pope Betting Odds: Peter Turkson now joins Mark Ouellet and Luis Antonio Tagle as JOINT FAVOURITE to be the next Pope!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Peter Turkson now joins Mark Ouellet and Luis Antonio Tagle as JOINT FAVOURITE to be the next Pope!

13th April 2023

Next Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet remain JOINT FAVOURITES with bookies to be the Next Pope!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet remain JOINT FAVOURITES with bookies to be the Next Pope!

28th March 2023

Next Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet are the 7/1 JOINT FAVOURITES to be the next Pope after Francis I!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet are the 7/1 JOINT FAVOURITES to be the next Pope after Francis I!

2nd November 2022

Francis or Leo are the bookies FAVOURITES at 3/1 to be the Next Pope's Papal Name!
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Francis or Leo are the bookies FAVOURITES at 3/1 to be the Next Pope's Papal Name!

There is plenty of speculation around who will be the next Pope and bookies are giving odds on what the next Pope's Papal Name will be. A papal name is taken by Pope's as the name that they are referred to during their reigns and historically going forward too.

The name is usually picked by the incoming Pope and has been copied from previous Pope's they have liked in the past.

26th August 2022

Next Pope Betting Odds: Turkson vs Maradiaga in the battle to be the next Pope!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Turkson vs Maradiaga in the battle to be the next Pope!

The current Pope is Francis but there is plenty of speculation when it comes to Next Pope Betting with betting sites. Bookies are giving odds on who the next Pope will be after speculations grows on the 85-year-old leaving his role. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson leads the way in the betting for the next Pope with odds of 4/1 that he takes over the position with Paddy Power.

12th August 2022

Next Pope Betting Odds: Peter Turkson is 4/1 FAVOURITE to become the first Black Pope
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Peter Turkson is 4/1 FAVOURITE to become the first Black Pope

The current Pope is Francis but there is plenty of speculation when it comes to Next Pope Betting with betting sites. Bookies are giving odds on who the next Pope will be after speculations grows on the 85-year-old leaving his role after the cancellation of an African trip in July 2022. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson leads the way in the betting for the next Pope with odds of 4/1 that he takes over the position. 

21st June 2022

Next Pope Betting Odds: Filipino Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle leads the way in the betting at 5/1!
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Next Pope Betting Odds: Filipino Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle leads the way in the betting at 5/1!

The current Pope is Francis who was elected to be the Supreme Pontiff in March 2013 when Pope Benedict XV1 resigned. Bookies are giving odds on who the next Pope will be after speculations grows on the 85-year-old leaving his role after the cancellation of an African trip in July 2022. Filipino Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle leads the way in the betting for the next Pope with odds of 5/1 that he takes over the position.

How Is The Next Pope Chosen?

The College of Cardinals selects a Pope when the previous one dies or resigns.

A series of meetings are held where the issues facing the church are discussed.

The Cardinals then vote by secret ballot over 4 rounds of voting until a candidate receives a two-thirds majority.

Pope Nationality

The last three Popes have come from Argentina, Germany and Poland.

If no one receives the necessary two-thirds of the vote, the ballots are burned in the chapel stove, which produces black smoke, this signifies to the watching crowds and world that a Pope has not yet been chosen.

When a Pope does receive the necessary 2/3rds of the vote they ask if he accepts the position, if he does white smoke appears meaning a new Pope has been chosen.  

An announcement is then made from St Peters " Habemus Papam" - "We Have A New Pope"

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