What is FantasyPope?

FantasyPope is a prediction market that taps into the wisdom of the crowds to forecast who will be the next Pope. By ranking the top five candidates, FantasyPope will track in real time the movements and trends during the conclave.

Who created FantasyPope?

FantasyPope was created by Josh Blackman, a law professor, author, and speaker in Houston, Texas. Josh is the President of the Harlan Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching students about the Constitution. Josh is also the creator of FantasySCOTUS.net, the most popular Fantasy League for the United States Supreme Court. With over 15,000 members, FantasySCOTUS.net has a proven track record of accurately forecasting Supreme Court cases. FantasySCOTUS.net accurately predicted who the President would appoint to the Supreme Court in 2010.

FantasyPope is co-sponsored by the Center for Morality in Public Life. The Center for Morality in Public Life puts the pursuit of wisdom in service to right living and human flourishing—Prudentiam Sapientia Servientes. The Center for Morality in Public Life, under the leadership of President Andrew M. Haines and Content Director Mattias Caro, publishes the journal Ethikia Politika.

Is it appropriate to make a prediction about the next Pope?

Of course. The point isn’t to be right, but to see if all together, our collective wisdom can come to the same decision as the conclave. Help us to determine whom you think, by your imperfect knowledge, should be the next Holy Father.

Is there a prize?

No. You don’t pay anything to play, and we won’t pay anything if you win. But, we will post on our site the names of all of the people who correctly predicted the next Pope. This prediction market is for bragging rights only.

Do we collect any of your information?

We only ask that you log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google before you vote to ensure that you cannot vote multiple times (you can change your vote of course). We will not sell or disseminate any of your personal information. Nor will we contact you. Once you vote, you won’t hear from us again.


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