The First Conclave Has Spoken.
The first round of balloting has taken place today,
ending in black smoke
up the chimney of the
...signaling to the outside world…
no pope for you.
In order for a new Pope to be elected
there must be a 2/3 majority…
77 out of the 115 cardinals,
have to agree.
Let's just hope the cardinals can come to an agreement
easier and faster
than our politicians in Washington.
the cardinals will be spending
lots of hard time conclaving...
we shall remain POPEless.
I don't think there is an obvious front runner
for the next Pope.
Will he be African, American, Canadian?
Seeing March Madness begins next week,
I think it is only fitting that we talk bracketology
to help us figure this out.
Just as with basketball,
there are some years when
it is harder to pick the
Will a sleeper cardinal pull off a major upset
and be elected pope...
and shock everyone?
You gotta love Pope Madness, folks.
The Sweet Sistine
This particular bracket has the
cardinal from Nigeria
So who do you have going to the
I just hope the winner…
whoever he is...
gets to cut down a net
before he starts his new job.