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Picking a pope: What happens in conclave

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:42:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 11:24:59 AM PDT

After weeks of speculation and plenty of pre-conclave meetings, the conclave has selected a new pope. Take a look at what's involved in the process of choosing a pope.

Catholic priest at church
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Anyone eligible to be a priest – in other words, an unmarried Catholic man – could be selected pope. In practice, though, the new pope will be one of the cardinals in the conclave.

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