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Sweet Sistine Update: Round of Elite Eight Eminences

(RNS) As Catholic cardinals flock to Rome to pick the next pope, our Sweet Sistine bracket is heating up, with just Eight Elite Eminences left.

As Catholic cardinals flock to Rome to pick the next pope, our Sweet Sistine bracket is heating up, with just Eight Elite Eminences left.

In the first round, Cardinal Peter Turkson had the narrowest margin of victory (12%) and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi had the widest (a whopping 50%). The margins are much tighter in round two, so make sure you vote.

A special thanks to the nearly 20,000 people who’ve voted thus far. Because the conclave will begin soon, this round is shorter. Voting will close March 6 at 9 p.m. eastern time, so get your votes in soon!

And while you’re here, check out our stories about Pope Benedict XVI’s unfinished business, the colorful history of papal conclaves and what American Catholics want in a new pope.

THIS ROUND IS NOW CLOSED: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR WINNER! 

Sweet Sistine: Pope Madness Round of 8 bracket

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