His Holiness, Seabiscuit IX

Now that it is an ex-pope, betting has started on his successor. The front-runners so far are an Italian, a Nigerian and a German, which makes it sound like the set-up of a really un-PC joke*.
<<Update, April 6 – the Honduran has come from behind to upset the German!!>>
Also, if you’re looking for more ways to rid yourself of the root of all evil, you can place a bet on the next papal name. Unsurprisingly, the top picks are John, Paul, and John Paul. The odds are definitely against Sixtus, and Urban is also a longshot. Bettors should be aware that “in the event that two names are chosen dead heat rules will apply.”
*perhaps involving a Volkswagen.

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