Papal Frontrunners

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, said a few days ago that "roughly half dozen candidates" came up during informal discussions among the cardinals. We do not know who they are and whether any of those will be crowned pope, but here's my list of half dozen papapile cardinals:

Odilo Scherer, Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil)
Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York (USA)
Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston (USA)
Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan (Italy)
Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (Austria)

Below are the Titular Churches of these 6 cardinals. If you can tell which Cardinal-Title will become vacant in a few days, you know who will be the new Supreme Pontiff.

Top left: Gesù Divin Lavoratore (Christoph Schönborn)
Top middle: Nostra Signora di Guadalupe a Monte Mario (Timothy Dolan)
Top right: S. Andrea al Quirinale (Odilo Scherer)
Bottom left: S. Maria in Traspontina (Marc Ouellet)
Bottom middle: S. Maria della Vittoria (Seán O’Malley)
Bottom right: Ss. XII Apostoli (Angelo Scola )

If one of these six cardinals becomes pope, the coat-of-arms of Pope Benedict XVI and the cardinal will that are hanging on the façade of the titular church will have to be replaced with a single new coat-of-arms of the pope. Pick your favourite church.

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