Pope's Resignation Redefines Papacy, Spurs Talk Of 'Global South' Successor

News & Features Liz Halloran · ·
A child prays with his rosary at a Catholic church in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday. In Africa, where the Catholic Church continues to grow, worshippers and clergy greeted Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he planned to resign with hopes that the continent would see one of its own rise to lead the faithful.