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Pope Benedict XVI resigns

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Davidson Deac II    4,346

New pope, you know what that means- time for the betting lines.

http://www.paddypowe...744&AFF_ID=3409

11/4 Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (Ghana)

3/1 Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada)

4/1 Cardinal Francis Arinze (NIgeria)

Dude from Ghana was the favorite last time I believe, though to be honest any of the 3 current favorites would be crazy (a canadian or african pope?)

Richard Dawkins also a big underdog at 666/1 :D

Bit of trivia, Arinze's nephew played basketball at Wake Forest, and the good Cardinal was commencement speaker at Wake in 1999 (when his nephew graduated).

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frash.exe    10,837

here's hoping the next pope doesn't look like he eats human skin ritually at 2:30 AM every night

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Chimera    3,459

Hey I didnt make the odds. I'm just saying that a black pope might scare some people

I don't know what any of them look like.

But I was wondering why a guy from Ghana would be the favorite over an African pope... when Ghana is an African country

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RedMage138    75

I don't know what any of them look like.

But I was wondering why a guy from Ghana would be the favorite over an African pope... when Ghana is an African country

He never implied that. He said all three would be crazy and said a Canadian or African Pope which encompasses all three.

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JakeFlake    11

This has more to it than just "declining health". A Pope hasn't resigned since the fuging middle ages. Every Pope declines in health and dies in office.

Regardless, we will get to see three popes in under a decade. There are many generations that didn't see three popes in a lifetime.

1978 was known in catholicism as "the year of three popes"

Pope Paul V died, replaced by John Paul I (who died in his sleep just 33 days into his papacy) followed by John Paul II

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