Significant Movement For Papal Pals In Pontiff Punting
William Hill have a new favourite in the race to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. Angelo Scola, is 11/4 and has overtaken longtime favourite, Peter Turkson who is now 3/1. Further down the market, there has been some movement for Christophe Schonborn (12/1) and Luis Antonio Tagle (33/1) presumably after Pope Benedict spent the longest time talking to them as well as Scola before he boarded his helicopter on Friday.
"Scola has been one of the frontrunners for a while now and he seems to have seized the initiative at just the right time," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "The movement for Schonborn and Tagle, is perhaps significant but only time will tell."
Who will replace Pope Benedict XVI: 11/4 Angelo Scola; 3/1 Peter Turkson; 5/1 Tarciso Bertone; 6/1 Angelo Bagnasco; 8/1 Marc Ouellet; 9/1 Gianfranco Ravasi; 10/1 Odilo Pedro Scherer; 10/1 Peter Erdo; 12/1 Christoph Schonborn; 16/1 Leonardo Sandri; 20/1 Francis Arinze; 25/1 Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; 33/1 Claudio Hummes; 33/1 Jorge Mario Bergoglio; 33/1 Luis Antonio Tagle; 33/1 Mauro Piacenza; 33/1 Norberto Rivera Carrera; 33/1 Piero Marini; 33/1 Robert Sarah; 33/1 Timothy Dolan; 50/1 BAR