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  • Cardinals hold their mitre hats as they attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • A Vatican Swiss guard is seen as cardinals attend a Mass for the election of a new pope inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • Cardinals attend a Mass for the election of a new pope inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • Cardinals attend a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • Faithful follow a Mass taking place inside St.Peter's Basilica for the election of a new pope, broadcast on a giant screen, not pictured, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • Sister Veronica of the Theresian community prays in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.
  • A pilgrim kneels in St. Peter's Square during a mass at St. Peter's Basilica attended by cardinals before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pope at the Vatican, March 12, 2013.

Cardinals Attend Mass Before the Conclave

Published March 12, 2013

The College of Cardinals tasked with selecting a new pope for the Roman Catholic Church begin meeting Tuesday to choose a successor to Pope Benedict


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