Top 10 Papabile (Pope-To-Be) After Pope Francis

Well, it may be too early to say who could be next pope after Pope Francis. But here is the prospects.

The Top Ten

1 Cardinal Luis Tagle

Laughs and cries with his sheep. He will definitely be tough on issues like the sex scandal agitating America.

It would be a wonderful gift to the church

Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle is from Philippines and one of the youngest cardinals! He is tipped as top contender! - eliteraj

2 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

The right man.

Simple and very effective man

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn is from Austria - eliteraj

3 Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Love this man. So charismatic, with him as Pope, I believe people would flood to the catholic church.

He is Peter the Roman.

From Italy. He is the one of youngest (by age) cardinal available from Italy and this time Italy would really want an Italian Pope. - eliteraj

4 Cardinal Robert Sarah

This 70-year old cardinal from Guinea is considered successor for Pope Francis. - eliteraj

5 Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
6 Cardinal Vinko Puljić

A hidden treasure of the Church.

He is one of the oldest serving cardinal from Bosnia and Herzegovina - eliteraj

7 Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard

He is from France - eliteraj

8 Cardinal Angelo Scola

From Italy. - eliteraj

9 Guido Marini

Strong pastoral focus

Tipped to be next archbishop of Genoa, so likely to be a cardinal before the next conclave.

Saintly man

10 Cardinal Raymond Burke

The Contenders

11 Cardinal Sean O'Malley

No other Cardinal could have the trust of the people on the Sex Abuse crisis than O'Malley. A man accepted by both the left and the right.

A natural follow-up to be Francis II

12 Cardinal Vincent Nichols
13 Cardinal Konrad Krajewski

Strongly identified with the postivist aspects of the current papacy.

14 Cardinal Willem EIjk
15 Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith
16 Cardinal Thomas Collins

Cardinal Thomas Collins, if elected Pope, would bring the whole Church, including the curia and the all the landmasses where the Catholic faithful reside.

He would eliminate present and devastating confusion.

17 Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung

This is would be an absolute surprise. He is from South Korea. - eliteraj

18 Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha

From Brazil. Age on his side, we never know. - eliteraj

19 Cardinal Peter Turkson
20 Bishop Athanasius Schneider

He is the hope of the Church.

21 Cardinal Peter Erdo

Next pope to be is Peter Cardinal Erdo.

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