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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.