Scala strengthens his position as papal favorite
Peter Cardinal Turkson of Ghana, whom I personally hope will be the next pope (we pusillanimous white Western Christians could use some inspiration from dynamic and aggressive African Christianity), is now 4-1.
The Camerlengo of the Catholic church, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone (who is not my favorite candidate: see the current National Review for reasons why his dealings with Cuba as Vatican Secretary of State raise questions) is 5-1.
Odilo Cardinal Scherer of Brazil is 7-1, and Marc Cardinal Ouelette of Canada is 10-1.
But remember: as the Vatican proverb goes, "He who goes into the conclave as pope comes out as a cardinal."