Conclave 2013 - next new Pope election begins

Conclave 2013 has already started to elect the next new pope.

115 Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world gather in Vatican to elect the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI who resigned end of February. Who are the possible, the leading or the top candidates for pope?

There are a number of "unofficial" candidates for pope being mentioned in news reports, but here are the TOP 15 CONTENDERS who are most often-mentioned to be the next pope.

Angelo Scola, 71, Italy
Odilo Pedro Scherer, 63, Brazil, 63
Peter Turkson, 64, Ghana
Marc Ouellet, 68, Canada
Peter Erdo, 60, Hungary
Sean O'Malley, 68, USA
Christoph Schoenborn, 68, Austria
Tarciso Bertone, 78, Italy
Gianfranco Ravasi, 70, Italy
Leonardo Sandri, 69, Argentina
Luis Antonio Tagle, 55, Philippines
Timothy Dolan, 63, USA
Joao Braz de Aviz, 65, Brazil
Angelo Bagnasco, 70, Italy
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, 70, Honduras

Who do you think will be the next pope?

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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