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!

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  • Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet are joint favourites in the market to be next Pope
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley is 16/1 to be the first American Pope
  • Papal Name of Next Pope after Francis I is favourite to be Francis II according to the market

Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet are joint favourites in the market to be next Pope

Betting is still available for who will be the next Pope with the latest odds putting Cardinal Luis Tagle and Cardinal Marc Ouellet as the 7/1 joint favourites in the market.

Bookmakers have long offered odds on who the next Pope will be with the market growing in popularity in recent years and some recognisable names continue to feature in the betting odds.

Cardinal Luis Tagle, or Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle to give him his full name, has previously been a favourite in the betting market and remains that way alongside Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Next Pope After Francis I Odds Probability
Cardinal Luis Tagle (Philippines) 7/1 12.5%
Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada) 7/1 12.5%
Cardinal Peter Erdo (Hungary) 8/1 11.1%
Archbishop Angelo (Italy) 9/1 10.0%
Cardinal Cristoph Schonborn (Austria) 11/1 8.3%
Former favourite Cardinal Luis Tagle is back into the top of the betting market to be the next Pope with odds putting him alongside Cardinal Marc Ouellet with a 12.5% probability!

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Cardinal Sean O'Malley is 16/1 to be the first American Pope

There has never been a Pope from the United States with only 17 Pope's of the 263 successors of St. Peter serving since the USA was founded in 1776.

In that period there have been 14 Italian, one Polish, one Argentinian and one German with no American Pope yet.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley was linked with the role the last time it was available pack in 2013 with reports that were leaked suggesting that he received votes.

The Washington Post reported back in 2019 that O'Malley received 10 votes and he may well be in the running again when the next Pope is chosen.

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Papal Name of Next Pope after Francis I is favourite to be Francis II according to the market

Other markets are available around the next Pope with the next Papal name one of the suggested betting markets to see what name will come after Francis I.

According to the latest odds we'll see another Francis next with Francis II the favourite in the betting market at 5/4 ahead of other contenders.

Papal Name of Next Pope Odds Probability
Francis 5/4 44.4%
John Paul 7/1 12.5%
Leo 8/1 11.1%
Benedict 12/1 7.7%


The most common names used by Popes are:

  • John (23)
  • Gregory (16)
  • Benedict (16)
  • Clement (14)
  • Leo (13)
  • Innocent (12)
  • Pius (12)
  • Stephen (9)

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