Pope resignation: Vatican visitors look to successor
12 February 2013 Last updated at 16:03 GMT
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even the Pope's closest aides.
The Vatican now says it expects a new pontiff to be elected before Easter.
The BBC's Jon Sopel asked tourists outside the Vatican what they wanted from Pope Benedict's successor.