intro: With more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide, the face of the church is changing.
It's something the cardinal electors may keep in mind when the conclave to elect a new pope begins sometime in March, said Matthew Bunson, general editor of the Catholic Almanac and author of "We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI."
RELATED: Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: The Statement
There are 115 cardinal electors who will vote in this conclave, and they almost always elect one of their own.
FULL COVERAGE:...Full Story