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Cardinals set Tuesday as start date for conclave to elect new pope

- Associated Press - Friday, March 8, 2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.

The Vatican press office said the decision was taken during a vote Friday afternoon of the College of Cardinals.

Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon.

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