Timothy Dolan, 62, United States
Dolan is the American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and the current archbishop of New York. In 2012, TIME magazine named Dolan one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
AFRICA (15 percent of world's Catholic population)
Peter Turkson, 64, Ghana
Turkson is the head of Vatican's Justice and Peace council. Last year, he caused an uproar at the Vatican by screening a YouTube video that made predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.
ASIA (12 percent of world's Catholic population)
Luis Tagle, 55, Philippines
Tagle is the archbishop of Manila. He is one of the youngest members of the college of cardinals and is known for his charismatic nature.