Sweet Sistine: Website has March Madness bracket of papal candidates
Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins, left, and Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, arrive to attend Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo / Luca Bruno)
A news service that reports on religion has made its own March Madness bracket, but instead of 16 basketball teams, it’s a “Sweet Sistine” of papal candidates.
Canada’s Cardinal Marc Ouellet faces off against Mexico’s Cardinal Noberto Rivera in the first round. By late Wednesday, he had 62 per cent of the vote.
First-round voting ends at Friday at midnight.
The “Sweet Sistine” was created by Religion News Service, owned by a non-profit corporation at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.