Chart Of The Day

Mar 7 2013 @ 6:08pm

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Micah Cohen examines the Papal betting markets:

[C]urrently, four of the top six contenders are from Italy, including Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, who leads the list with an average betting line implying a 23 percent chance of becoming pope. The high ranking of Italian cardinals should not be a surprise. While neither of the last two popes was Italian, before Poland’s John Paul II was elected in 1978 the last non-Italian pope was Adrian VI of the Netherlands, who was elected in 1552.

(Screenshot from dataparadigm.com‘s real-time Papal odds tracker, via Francie Diep)