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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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The odds-on favourite for a papacy prophecy double: Francis Arinze (Nigeria) will choose the name Benedict. For a long shot, try Cardinal Polycarp Pengo will choose the name D'Wayne, oh not on the list. Damian, then, at 100-1.

Hold on! Haven't any of the Cardinals seen The Omen??!

Of course, as Paddy Power points out,
According to prophecies, we are in the days of the end of the Papacy and the Catholic Church.
In which case, all bets will be declared null and void, they should add.

While the Cardinals discuss the role of the Church in a material world with its "dictatorship of relativism" (Ratzinger), you can pass the time with this:

A solid bet