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Westpheling Report on Martens Cardinals Meeting

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Q&A Westpheling Martens Cardinals Meeting -- The Roman Catholic College of Cardinals begins meeting today in Rome to discuss issues ahead of their conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. But this is not the beginning of the conclave ... a name given to the meetings when Cardinals actually vote on a successor to the man now called ... Pope Emeritus. For an explanation of the process VOA’s Paul Westpheling turned to Kurt Martens. He is a professor or Canon Law - or the law of the Catholic Church - at the Catholic University of America here in Washington