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Here’s your chance to help select the next pope with a bracket contest of baptized Catholics, all technically eligible (except for some not being single). Help us figure out: Who should be pope?

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March 6th, 2013

Papal Madness Champion: Stephen Colbert


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Habemus falsum papam!
We have a fake pope!

Though voting was tight most of yesterday between the final two Papal Madness competitors, Stephen Colbert ultimately triumphed over His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan by approximately 50 votes, making him the winner of this bracket and naming him Pope Stephen XI (a.k.a. Pope Suburban I, as coined by Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, in a recent Colbert Report appearance.) Now, we won’t get into the specifics of whether Colbert is actually the 10th or 11th pope to be named Stephen, we’ll just congratulate him on his win and wish the Cardinals as much success in their conclave as we’ve had in ours.

Meanwhile, if anyone is interested in knowing how they will truly elect the pope, (and no, it’s not a bracket contest), check out our informative short video.

Thanks for playing everyone! Below is a little wisdom from our new fake pope on the Catholic faith.

Papal Madness Champion:
Pope Stephen XI

01-colbertStephen Colbert is the winner of Busted Halo‘s® Papal Madness tournament. Colbert enjoys the spotlight nearly as much as discussing his devout Catholic faith. He’s never been afraid to go head-to-head against fellow Papal Madness competitors Cardinal Dolan and Fr. Jim Martin, and there have already been several arguments made that he indeed should be made the next pope.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.winningham.5 Nancy Winningham

    Stephan was a good choice but I still like Sir Paul McCartney! A Beatle Pope would be nice. Then he could say all you need is love! Or in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdom. Let it be!

  • disqus_zntlKjEZN2

    Someone should send this to Colbert so he can talk about it on his show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.winningham.5 Nancy Winningham

      Yeah I was thinking that if he talked about it on there it would be fun to watch!

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