I thought I’d pass along some fun links while we wait for the smoke. Hopefully by now everyone has downloaded the Conclave app or signed up for the popealarm. At least don’t depend on this blog to notify you when it happens — I’ll be going nuts.
Once the smoke comes, we await the announcement. Who? What name? And all that fun stuff.
We went nuts when Cardinal Estévez said “Josephum.” But will it be as telling this time?
If you’re quick on the draw: Alphabetical List of Cardinal Electors’ First Names in Latin
We have a sign up sheet here at work for people to put down their guesses for the Cardinal, what number of ballots it will take, and what name he will choose.
Because it seems that it’s still anyone’s game: French Cardinal Says Race Still Wide Open
I think it’ll be the 7th vote. I’m still conflicted about who it will be — I currently think Ouellet. But if it takes 7 votes, will it be more of a wild-card candidate? And I guessed he would take the name Gregory XVII. My guesses will probably change hourly, though. And in 2005, I was correct about the number of ballots, but nothing else.
Put your guesses in the comments!