Predicting the Pope: the ultimate sucker’s bet – UPDATED


“I call as my witness Christ the Lord who will be my judge, that my vote is given to the one who before God I think should be elected.” That is what each Cardinal Elector will say each time he approaches the altar to deliver his vote for the next pope. Pretty grave stuff, right there; I would bet that each time he repeats that sentence -- on top of all the prefacing vows and promises -- the weight of it is felt a bit more deeply. Imagine being surrounded on all sides by … [Read more...]