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!
Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

  • Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson could be the first Black Pope at 4/1 favourite in the market
  • Previous favourite Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle is now 6/1 in the market
  • How does the Pope selection process work?

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.

Potential Next Pope Odds Probability
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
4/1 20.0%
Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga 5/1 16.7%
Luis Antonio Tagle 6/1 14.3%
Cristoph Schonburn
15/2 11.8%
Raymond Leo Burke 15/2 11.8%


It's fair to say that there are a whole host of contenders for the big role according to the betting odds.

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson is the 4/1 favourite to become the Next Pope after Pope Francis, with rumours that the current Pope may resign from his post in the near future.

Nigel Skinner - Current Affairs Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Previous favourite Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle is now 6/1 in the market

Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle has been favourite in the betting previously but has now drifted out to third favourite in the odds.

Betting sites now make Tagle 6/1 to take over the role giving him a 14% chance to do so.

Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, is reportedly a big favourite of Pope Francis when it comes to succession.

Bookmakers however make him 12/1 in the betting market to take over as the next Pope giving him a slim chance of doing so.

How does the Pope selection process work?

The next Pope is set to be chosen by the College of Cardinals, the most senior officials in the Church, who are usually appointed by the Pope himself.

A papal conclave is the official name of the meeting of those Cardinals with the last one taking place on the 12th March 2013 til the 13th March 2013.

The election process usually takes days, but in past centuries it has taken weeks and months.

We may well see a quick turnaround in the process this time.

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