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Pope's challenges include stemming rising conversions

Pope Francis (C) leads a mass at the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican on March 14, 2013, in this photo released by the Vatican press office. The choice of a new pope from a continent accounting for 42 percent of the world's Catholics comes at a time of risinThe choice of a new pope from a continent accounting for 42 percent of the world's Catholics comes at a time of rising conversions in Latin America, Africa and Asia, eroding the Church's influence, experts say.