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!
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  • Francis or Leo 3/1 favourites for Next Pope's Papal Name with bookmakers
  • Betting odds have Pius as a 4/1 chance despite not being used since 1958
  • According to bookies, Peter Turkson is the favourite to become the Next Pope

Francis or Leo 3/1 favourites for Next Pope's Papal Name with bookmakers

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.

Pope's Papal name Betting Odds

Name Moneyline Probability
Francis 3/1 25%
Leo 3/1 25%
Pius 4/1 20%
John 4/1 20%
Gregory 7/1 12.5%
Benedict 7/1 12.5%
Paul 9/1 10%
Clement 10/1 9.09%


What is a Papal Name?

A papal name or pontificial name is the regnal name taken by a pope. Both the head of the Catholic Church, usually known as the pope, and the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Coptic pope) choose papal names.

Betting odds have Pius as a 4/1 chance despite not being used since 1958

Pius is joint second favourite in the betting market to be the next Pope's Papal name with a 20% chance according to the odds.

The last Pope to use the word was Pope Pius XII, whose Papacy ended back in 1958.

More than 60 years on we could see the name being used again for the thirteenth time but two names are above Pius in the market.

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According to bookies, Peter Turkson is the favourite to become the Next Pope

Bookmakers also give odds on who the Next Pope will be and it is Peter Turkson who leads the way in the betting.

Peter Turkson is the Ghanaian Cardinal and has long been tipped as the next Pope in waiting.

Filipino Luis Antonio Tagle is the former Archbishop of Manila and has been favourite with some bookies to be the Next Pope.

Who Will be Next Pope Moneyline Probability
Peter Turkson
4/1 20.0%
Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
5/1 16.7%
Luis Antonio Tagle
6/1 14.3%
Angelo Scola
9/1 10.0%
Mark Ouellet
9/1 10.0%
Angelo De Donatis
10/1 9.1%
Timothy Michael Dolan 12/1 7.7%
Gianfranco Ravasi 14/1 6.7%
Raymone Leo Burke 16/1 5.9%
Peter Turkson has a 20% chance of becoming the next Pope according to the latest betting odds!

Nigel Skinner - Current Affairs Expert - OLBG.com

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