Papal Resignation: No clear front-runner has emerged in the papal stakes

Almost as soon as Pope Benedict announced his surprise resignation, the speculation began about who would succeed him, writes Kieron Wood.

17th February, 2013
Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada.

Almost as soon as Pope Benedict announced his surprise resignation, the speculation began about who would succeed him.

Bookmakers Paddy Power drew up a list of contenders, led by Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana at 9/4, with Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada second at 5/2 and Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze at 7/2. Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan, was in fourth place. Ladbrokes was just behind Paddy Power with its list and, unsurprisingly,...

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