Wednesday, 17 April 2013

An African Pope?

The world’s cardinals will be gathering in the Vatican this morning to begin the process of electing a new leader of the Catholic church.   Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world last month when he voluntarily handed in his resignation – the first Pope ever to do so. The entire election process, known as a conclave, is shrouded in secrecy.  There has been much discussion on how the new Pope is going to reach the growing Catholic community in the developing world; in particular Africa…and whether an African catholic could in fact be chosen as the new leader.
The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  To listen to this report, please click on this link.

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