Will the Vatican Welcome an African Pope?
Speculation grows over who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI after his shock resignation and whether an African will be tipped for the post.
Africa: Could the Next Pope Be African?
ThinkAfricaPress, 11 February 2013
In the wake of Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation, bookmakers and international media alike are heralding the prospect of Rome's first black African pontiff.read more »
Catholic Information Service for Africa, 1 March 2013
On February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI resignation became official, the Pope addressed Cardinals present at the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace.read more »
Leadership, 12 February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise yesterday following the sudden announcement of his resignation which takes effect from February 28, 2013. This is the second time in... read more »
Vanguard, 11 February 2013
Here is the official Vatican translation of Pope Benedict's statement on his resignation.read more »
Premium Times, 11 February 2013
The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict the XVI, Monday, announced his resignation from office citing ill health.read more »
St Peter Square in Vatican City.