What LI's Catholics want from the next pope
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As 115 cardinal-electors gather in Rome to choose who will lead the world's 1.18 billion Catholics, chatter among Long Island's 1.7 million faithful Saturday mirrored some of the ecclesiastical questions the next pope must answer.
How best to reach wayward Catholics? Should the church ease, maintain or harden its stances on hot-button social issues including abortion, birth control and gay...