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Central America has a candidate in race for papacy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

As the news of Pope Benedict's stepping down has shocked the world, many have begun to speculate on who will be his successor.

Pope Benedict, the moral and spiritual leader for the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, leaves a church full of conflict and even some scandals.

But for some specialists, the next pope might just be from Latin America, where 40 percent of the world's catholics live, or even Central American. Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Madariaga, from Honduras, has been identified as a strong candidate by Britain's Financial Times.

Full story (in Spanish)