Could the next pope come from Africa?

Number of Catholics in the continent has risen from 55 million to more than 145 million in last 30 years.

    The number of Catholics on the African continent has risen from 55 million to more than 145 million in the last 30 years.

    Given the resignation of Pope Benedict, the question of whether the next pope could come from Africa, to reflect that growth, is being asked.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja, Nigeria.


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