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Next pope

Who will be the next pope after Pope Francis?

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle9.006.50
Archbishop Angelo Scola9.009.00
Cardinal Angelo Scola9.009.00
Cardinal Marc Ouellet11.009.00
Cardinal Peter Turkson11.009.00
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn15.0013.00
Cardinal Sean O'malley17.0013.00
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller17.0017.00
Cardinal Odilo Scherer19.0013.00
Cardinal Peter Erdo19.0013.00
Archbishop Vincent Nichols21.0021.00
Cardinal Fernado Filoni21.0021.00
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi21.0021.00
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga26.0015.00
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco26.0021.00
Cardinal Timothy Dolan26.0021.00
Cardinal Agnostino Vallini26.0026.00
Cardinal Joao Braz De Aviz26.0026.00
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri26.0026.00
Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera29.0021.00
Cardinal Pietro Parolin34.0021.00
Cardinal Raymond Burke34.0026.00
Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith34.0034.00
Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois34.0034.00
Cardinal Carlo Caffara34.0034.00
Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega34.0034.00
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith34.0034.00
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza34.0034.00
Cardinal Vincent Nichols34.0034.00
Cardinal Robert Sarah41.0034.00
Cardinal Vinko Puljic41.0034.00
Cardinal Reinhard Marx41.0041.00
Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier41.0041.00
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier41.0041.00
Francisco Robles Ortega41.0041.00
Archbishop Piero Marini51.0041.00
Cardinal George Pell51.0041.00
Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera51.0041.00
Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai51.0041.00
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin51.0051.00
Cardinal Thomas Chrostopher Collins51.0051.00
Cardinal Claudio Hummes67.0067.00
Cardinal Godfried Daneels67.0067.00
Cardinal William Levada81.0081.00
Cardinal Ivan Dias101.0067.00
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin101.00101.00
Alan Curbishley1001.001001.00
Bubba Watson1001.001001.00
Dermot O'leary1001.001001.00
Donald J Trump1001.001001.00
Jeremy Clarkson1001.001001.00
Jonathan Edwards1001.001001.00
Richard Dawkins1001.001001.00

When choosing a pope, it is important to put several things into consideration other than just the religious qualifications of an individual. Based on the data on this page, Cardinal Angelo Scola is at the top of the list of those with the least odds to make the pope. However, based on his low popularity among the people, Cardinal Angelo Scola should not be the next pope. Popularity is key to a man of that position, and on that list, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is the next in line after Angelo. Cardinal Tagle is very popular among people and has earned the trust of many followers. Cardinal Tagle is also at per with Cardinal Angelo on the odds score, and therefore qualified as much as Angelo only with a bonus of popularity.

The pope-hood is a position that requires universal equalization and though an African or Asian pope would be the best to signify this. There has never been an Asian pope and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle would come as a popular pope loved by many but would also play a significant role in signifying the universal nature of the church. He also comes from Asia’s largest Catholic nation the Philippines; therefore, he is perfect to be the pope who would encourage even more Philippines and Asians in general. It is a new thing that has happened where an Asian is so close to being pope. Tagle's age is also relatively low compared to other past popes in recent centuries, and this is another important step to showing the universal and non-discriminative nature of the Catholic Church.