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Conclave proceedings elect new pope

Cardinals elected the next pope to lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic church.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (March 13, 2013)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from a
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (March 13, 2013)

Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of
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Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (March 13, 2013)

The crowd in St. Peter's Square cheers as
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The crowd in St. Peter's Square cheers as white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel's chimney, indicating that a new pope has been elected. (March 13, 2013)

The crowd in St. Peter's Square cheers as
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The crowd in St. Peter's Square cheers as white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel's chimney, indicating that a new pope has been elected. (March 13, 2013)

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper
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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, cardinals, in red, attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano (figure at the center of the stage beneath the Bernini baldachim) inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (March 12, 2013)

Tens of thousands of people packed St. Peter's
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Tens of thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican as they wait for the new pope to be introduced to the world. (March 13, 2013)

A bell rings at St. Peter's Basilica as
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A bell rings at St. Peter's Basilica as white smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (not pictured), signaling that a new pope has been chosen. (March 13, 2013)

A pilgrim in St. Peter's Square kisses a
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A pilgrim in St. Peter's Square kisses a cross as white smoke billows from the Sistine Chapel's chimney, indicating that a new pope has been chosen. (March 13, 2013.)

The faithful wait amid rain at St. Peter's
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The faithful wait amid rain at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (March 13, 2013)

White smoke emerges from the chimney on the
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White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, signaling that cardinals have elected a new pope. (March 13, 2013)

U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends the Pro Eligendo
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U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be. (March 12, 2013)

Cardinals, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, leave St.
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Cardinals, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, leave St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City after the cardinals attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be. (March 12, 2013)

From left, U.S. Cardinals Roger Mahony, Edwin O'Brien
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From left, U.S. Cardinals Roger Mahony, Edwin O'Brien and Timothy Dolan leave the North American College to go to the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Martae, the Vatican hotel where the cardinals stay during the conclave, in Rome. (March 12, 2013)

Cardinals leave St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
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Cardinals leave St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City after they attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be. (March 12, 2013)

Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass
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Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be. (March 12, 2013)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves to reporters as he
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves to reporters as he arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. The last cardinal who will participate in the conclave to elect the next pope arrived in Rome on Thursday, meaning a date can now be set for the election. One U.S. cardinal said a decision on the start date is expected soon. (March 8, 2013)

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn arrives for talks ahead
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (March 4, 2013)

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, arrives
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Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, arrives at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (March 4, 2013)

Cardinals Timothy Michael Dolan, right, archbishop of New
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Cardinals Timothy Michael Dolan, right, archbishop of New York, and Justin Francis Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, arrive at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (March 4, 2013)

Cardinal Edgar Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington,
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Cardinal Edgar Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, arrives at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (March 4, 2013)

Spanish Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach arrives at the
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Spanish Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach arrives at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. (March 4, 2013)

Italian Cardinals Camillo Ruini, left, and Giuseppe Betori
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Italian Cardinals Camillo Ruini, left, and Giuseppe Betori arrive at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. (March 4, 2013)

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn arrives at the Vatican
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn arrives at the Vatican for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (March 4, 2013)

Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, formerly head of the
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Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, formerly head of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (March 4, 2013)

Portugal's cardinal Saraiva Martins arrives for talks ahead
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Portugal's cardinal Saraiva Martins arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Portugal's cardinal Saraiva Martins, left, arrives for talks
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Portugal's cardinal Saraiva Martins, left, arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Italian cardinal Angelo Scola arrives for talks ahead
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Italian cardinal Angelo Scola arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Indian cardinals Oswald Gracias, left, and Ivan Dias
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Indian cardinals Oswald Gracias, left, and Ivan Dias arrive for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Indian cardinals Oswald Gracias, left, and Ivan Dias
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Indian cardinals Oswald Gracias, left, and Ivan Dias arrive for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi smiles to reporters as
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Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi smiles to reporters as he arrives for a meeting, at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Nuns arrive at the Vatican while a Cardinals'
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Nuns arrive at the Vatican while a Cardinals' meeting ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope is taking place at the Vatican. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn smiles as he arrives
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn smiles as he arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola, left, arrives with an
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Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola, left, arrives with an unidentified assistant for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, of Brazil, center, is
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Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, of Brazil, center, is followed by compatriot Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, left, as they arrive for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Cardinals arrive for talks ahead of a conclave
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Cardinals arrive for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican. The Vatican meetings will set the date for the start of the conclave this month and help identify candidates among the cardinals to be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, from Brazil, waves
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Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, from Brazil, waves to reporters as he arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

An unidentified cardinal holds his skull cap to
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An unidentified cardinal holds his skull cap to prevent it from blowing away in the wind as he arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet gets out of a
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Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet gets out of a car as he arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, center, arrives for a
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Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, center, arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

An unidentified cardinal arrives for a meeting at
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An unidentified cardinal arrives for a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

The Archbishop of New York, cardinal Timothy Dolan,
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The Archbishop of New York, cardinal Timothy Dolan, second from left, and the former Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Justin Rigali, second from right, arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations in Vatican City, Vatican. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Shop owner Lorenzo Gammarelli, pulls out sun shades
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Shop owner Lorenzo Gammarelli, pulls out sun shades over his shop window where three sets of papal outfits -- small, medium and large sizes -- which will be sent to the Vatican for the new pope, are displayed, in Rome. For over a half century the Gammarelli family has produced the papal robes in three sizes that are delivered before the conclave meets, in order to fit the newly elected popes. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Cardinals attend a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals
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Cardinals attend a meeting at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (Mar. 4, 2013)

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