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Monday, March 11, 2013

Religion News Service Holds ‘Sweet Sistine’ Vote

Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada, left, and Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria, right, are the two top vote-getters in Religion News Service's "Pope Madness" tournament. (AP)

Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada, left, and Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria, right, are the two finalists in Religion News Service’s “Pope Madness” tournament. (AP)

Religion News Service has taken a page from the NCAA’s “March Madness” tournament, setting up “Pope Madness” brackets to see which cardinal may become pope.

They’re calling it “Sweet Sistine.”

The contest started out with 16 cardinals. Readers have since narrowed the choice down to two: Marc Ouellet of Canada and John Onaiyekan of Nigeria.

Religion News Service has taken a page from the NCAA, setting up “Pope Madness” brackets to see which cardinal may become pope. (Religion News Service)

Religion News Service started out with 16 cardinals in its “Pope Madness” tournament (click to enlarge). (Religion News Service)

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