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!

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  • Betting is still available for who the Next Pope will be
  • Pope Francis spent a "few days" in hospital last month due to respiratory infection
  • Favourite Papal Name of Next Pope after Francis I is favourite to be Francis II according to the market

Betting is still available for who the Next Pope will be

Betting remains open for who will be the next Pope with the the betting market keeping 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 increasing in popularity in recent years and some of the same 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%
What the expert says...

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!

Nigel Skinner - Current Affairs Expert - OLBG.com

Pope Francis spent a "few days" in hospital last month due to respiratory infection

Current Pope, Pope Francis, had to spend a "few days" in hospital towards the end of March due to a respiratory infection according to a statement from the Vatican.

The 86-year-old has appeared in good spirits since and spoke in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday to take a pop at 'keyboard warriors' according to the Catholic News Agency.

Pope Leo XIII is the oldest Pope holding office, remaining in the position up until his death at the age of 93.

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

Further markets are available around the next Pope with the next Papal name an interesting one to see what name will come after Francis I.

According to the latest betting 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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