As the Vatican ponders on who the successor of Pope Benedict will be, many debate whether he should come from Africa.

Could the next Pope come from Africa?

As the Vatican ponders on who the successor of Pope Benedict will be, many debate whether he should come from Africa.

The number of Catholics on the African continent has risen from 55 million to more than 145 million in the last 30 years.

Given the resignation of Pope Benedict, the question of whether the next Pope could come from Africa, to reflect that growth, is being asked.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports.

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