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Conclave to elect next pope set for Tuesday: Vatican

A cardinal leaves a pre-conclave meeting at the Vatican, on March 7, 2013
A cardinal leaves a pre-conclave meeting at the Vatican, on March 7, 2013. Catholic cardinals will meet for a conclave starting on Tuesday to elect the next pope after Benedict XVI's historic resignation, the Vatican said in a statement.

Catholic cardinals will meet for a conclave starting on Tuesday to elect the next pope after Benedict XVI's historic resignation, the Vatican said in a statement.

A pre-conclave meeting of cardinals "has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013," the statement said.

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