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Next Pope? Ghana Cardinal Peter Turkson Takes the Lead

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica for a mass with newly appointed cardinals on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.
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When we first checked in with the oddsmakers at Paddy Power on Monday morning, Canadian Cardinal Mark Ouellet was the odds-on favorite.

Things have changed.

Right now, at pixel time, we're seeing Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana in the lead, with 3-1 odds. Ouellet is behind him at 7-2. Nigeria's Cardinal Fracis Arinze is in third with 9- 2, followed by Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri at 6-1. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga follows with 7-1.

Which means that no Europeans show up on the list until a pair of Italians who are tied at 8-1.

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