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(RNS) What are the rules for electing a new pope? They're not much different after a pope dies or resigns. Pope Benedict XVI modified the rules in 2007, following a major overhaul by Pope John Paul II in 1996.


  1. I think it is about time someone from the United States were elected. Cardinal Dolan would make a wonderful choice! He is a centerest with traditionalist value; I think his negotiating skills are wonderful as well.

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