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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:48 PM

Local business doing "Pope Madness 2013"

A Dubuque business is doing the Papal version of March Madness;

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Many Catholics around the world are speculating who will replace Pope Benedict. Earlier this week he announced he’ll retire at the end of the month.

In a lighthearted spirit, Tom Rauen, the owner of Envision Sports, a Dubuque screen printing business created a “Pope Pool”

It’s much like a N.C.A.A March Madness tournament bracket. The spoof includes Catholic Cardinals from all over the world, as well as candidates from the Dubuque area including local priests and the Archbishop.

Rauen said, “everyone gets really serious about it because it is a very big deal world wide, so we thought we’d have some fun with it so we posted it to Facebook. “

Here's the site where you can get your own bracket;

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:57 PM

1. They do not have to elect a cardinal nor priest

it could be a lay person ...........

I think Sinaed O'Connor would make a great Pope

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:06 PM

2. Where it says tri-state regional

None of those gentlemen are or were Cardinals. Loras and Beckman aren't even alive now. Haugen is just a priest. Hanus is the current Archbishop of Dubuque.

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