Who will be the Vatican's next top pontiff?

A survey of clippings from recent years speculating on the Catholic Church's next pope:

Today: Observer (UK): next pope will be another conservative; ABC backgrounder on the picking of popes.

Older: Biz Week: why the next pope may be a surprise (03/05); Time (10/03) on Dionigi Tettamanzi; PBS 1 & 2 (8/04); Time (01/05) on Joseph Ratzinger; Slate handicapping sheet (10/03); Mail & Guardian: an African pope? (02/05).

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