What an African Pope can offer the world

With less than three days to the end of the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI I will like to return to what to many can become a vexed question. The last time it was “Will the Pope come from Africa?” today I am asking instead if there are perhaps values that an African Pope can offer the Church and the world. This is because in the end, the answer to such a question would indicate the new direction, if any, that the Catholic Church will take and how faithful the new Pope will be to its founder.