Who Will Be the Next Pope? Top 10 Favorites According to Oddsmakers


Place your bets! White smoke has yet to be seen emanating from the chimney at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, which means the College of Cardinals is still dilly-dallying on the matter of electing a new pontiff. Given the lavish treatment the cardinals are receiving, they may be in no hurry to pick a pope. 

Here are the betting odds for the top ten pope favorites, as listed by PaddyPower. All of them are cardinals.

Angelo Scola, Italy, 11/4

Peter Turkson, Ghana, 7/2

Odilo Scherer, Brazil, 5/1

Christoph Schonborn, Austria, 6/1 

Marc Ouelett, Canada, 7/1

Sean O'Malley, U.S., 10/1

Timothy Dolan, U.S., 20/1

Gianfranco Rivasi, Italy, 20/1

Luis Antonio Tagle, Philippines, 20/1

Tarcisio Bertone, Italy, 20/1