Roman Catholic Cardinals Open Talks on New Pope
Roman Catholic cardinals have begun discussions on choosing a new pope to succeed Pope Benedict the sixteenth who stepped down last week.
At the so-called General Congregation Monday, over one-hundred-40 cardinals prayed and swore an oath of secrecy for the daily debates leading up to a conclave, a voting process for a pontiff.
While no date has been set for the conclave, there's speculation it may start on March 11th.
Attention also lies over whether the European-majority College of Cardinals will select a new pope from outside Europe.
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