By now all have read that the current Pope of the Roman Catholic church has resigned citing reasons of age and ill health. He would be the first to resign since the year 1415. The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter. Such an event inevitably stirs suspense and controversy around the world. Will the cardinals elect a colleague from Africa? A theological conservative? A transitional pope to weather current storms until a new direction is charted for Roman Catholicism? Who do you believe will be the next pope chosen by the Vatican College of Cardinals? Please also include a short explanation for your choice?