Fantasy Pope: Your Daily Conclave Reads (3/11)

Bazai Kanani (ABC News): Two African Cardinals Are Leading Candidates John Allen (Ncronline): O’Malley Tops the Charts Among Italian Readers Pew Forum: Geography of the Conclave Kathleen Hunker (Policymic): Peter Cardinal Turkson wouldn’t be the First African Pope

Commentary: Do We Still Believe in Benevolent Monarchs?

The papal interregnum, even by popular media accounts, is something serious. This suggests plainly that the selection of a new pope, a new monarch, is something worth understanding. Moreover, the almost total absence of serious criticism regarding the Church’s style of governance (i.e., “a bunch of old men living in the Vatican” rants, aside)—as opposed [...]

Article Exclusive: The Lion of the West Ascends to the See of Peter

His Holiness Pope Leo XIV will close out the first month of his papacy by a public ceremony recalling the great scene from the movie Becket announcing a whole list of excommunicated groups and individuals, including several high-profile members of world governments. A statement warning the faithful against supporting or sharing their views in any way is [...]

Fantasy Pope: Your Daily Conclave Reads (3/8)

Rocco Palmo (Whispers in the Loggia)—Next Stop: The “Room of Tears” Sandro Magister (Espressonline): An American in Rome, Bound for the Chair of Peter Spengler (Asia Times Online): Vatican Wars and the Fight for China’s Soul Father Jonathan Morris (Facebook): Sites and Sounds from Rome

Fantasy Pope: Your Daily Conclave Reads (3/7)

John Allen (National Catholic Reporter): Conclave 2.0: Top Ten Reasons why This Version is Different Rachel Donadio (New York Times): Scandals and Intrigue Heat Up at Vatican Ahead of Papal Conclave Associated Press (via Fox News): Last Cardinal Arrives at the Conclave Rocco Palmo (Whispers in the Loggia): In the Conclave, a Question of History: [...]

FantasyPope Top 5 Papables: 3/4/13

Today, it is Sede Vacante. Though the Conclave has not yet begun, members on FantasyPope are already expressing their opinions about who the next Pope will be. Here are the top 5 Papables: 1. Pres. Peter Turkson Leading the votes is Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Vote for Turkson 2. Abp. [...]

“Debunking Conventional Conclave Wisdom”

John Allen has one of his usually sharp pieces on the conclave. Money Quote:

Campaigning in Rome Has Begun

  The conclave has yet to be scheduled and the campaign posters have begun appearing in Rome this morning. This conclave will be entirely different from previous conclaves of recent vintage. Why? With no Holy Father to mourn, the decorum of such ceremonies absent, the Cardinal-electors are free to openly talk of successors and to [...]

FantasyPope Top 5 Papables: 2/28/13

Today Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City and will return as Pope Emeritus. In the Vatican, it is Sede Vacante. Though the Conclave has not yet begun, members on FantasyPope are already expressing their opinions about who the next Pope will be. After the first day, here are the top 5 Papables: 1. Pres. Peter Turkson - [...]

Predict the Next Pope on FantasyPope.com

Welcome to FantasyPope.com.  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. FantasyPope was created by Josh Blackman, a law professor, author, and speaker in Houston, Texas. Josh is [...]

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