Rumour mongers are claiming that Francis Arinze is likely to succed Pope Benedict Xvi as the new Pope! Yes, Pope Benedict xvi announced his plans to step down as pope yesterday due to his failing health…he will be resigning on the 28th of February.
Francis Arinze of Nigeria, Peter Turkson of Ghana and Marc Ouellet of
Canada were among the cardinals hotly tipped by bookmakers on Monday to
take over from Pope Benedict XVI.
William Hill bookmakers named 80-year-old Arinze as their favourite to
replace the outgoing Pope Benedict following Monday’s shock announcement
of his resignation. Coral also tipped Arinze as the likeliest successor
with odds of 7-4.