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PAPAL CONTENDERS

Source : AP
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:30 hrs

-hundred and fifteen cardinals will be voting in the next few weeks to choose Pope Benedict's XVI successor. Should they return the papacy to an Italian, stick with a pontiff from elsewhere in Europe, or follow the trends in the church and look to Africa or across the Atlantic? Here's a look at some possible contenders:

FROM EUROPE:

— Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan

— Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, archbishop of Vienna

— Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of Vatican's culture office

FROM AFRICA:

— Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana, head of the Vatican's justice and peace office

FROM LATIN AMERICA:

— Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo

— Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina

— Cardinal Leonardo Sandri of Argentina

FROM NORTH AMERICA:

— Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada, head of the Vatican's office for bishops

— Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

FROM ASIA:

— Cardinal Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila

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— Brian Murphy

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"Pope Live" follows the events of the final day of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy as seen by journalists from The Associated Press around the world. It will be updated throughout the day with breaking news and other items of interest. Follow AP reporters on Twitter where available




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