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Next pope

Who will be the next pope after Pope Francis?

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    Highest
odds
Lowest
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Cardinal Peter Turkson6.004.50
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle8.507.00
Christoph Schonborn9.009.00
Archbishop Angelo Scola10.008.00
Cardinal Marc Ouellet10.008.00
Cardinal Odilo Scherer17.0015.00
Cardinal Sean O' Malley17.0015.00
Angelo De Donatis17.0017.00
Gianfranco Ravasi17.0017.00
Robert Sarah17.0017.00
Timothy Dolan17.0017.00
Leonardo Sandri21.0021.00
Peter Erdo21.0021.00
Pietro Parolin26.0026.00
Archbishop Vincent Nichols34.0021.00
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga34.0034.00
Angelo Bagnasco34.0034.00
Antonio Canizares Llovera34.0034.00
Mauro Piacenza34.0034.00
Raymond Burke34.0034.00
Albert Malcolm Ranjith51.0051.00
Cardinal George Pell51.0051.00
Norberto Rivera Carrera51.0051.00
Wilfred Napier51.0051.00
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin81.0081.00
Cardinal William Levada101.0051.00
Cardinal Ivan Dias101.00101.00

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.