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Conclave to elect new Pope to begin next Tuesday, March 12

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Roman Catholic cardinals gathered in the Vatican have announced that the conclave to choose a new pope will begin after the morning mass, on Tuesday, March 12. The 115 cardinals will then head to the Sistine Chapel, famed for its Michelangelo frescoes, to elect one of their peers as the next leader of the Church. Behind closed doors, they will designate the 266th successor to St Peter. No clear favourite has emerged. The voting continues until one man receives a two-thirds majority.


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