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Pope Election 2013

Vatican Approaches Conclave As Pool Of Pope Benedict XVI's Possible Successors Dwindle

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

This week, Pope Benedict XVI, the most powerful religious leader in the world, steps down from office. But questions about what comes next -- from the process of electing a new pope to who will succeed him -- remain unanswered. Meanwhile, the pool of electors and possible successors dwindles.