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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Aug 13, 2010

The Vatican thinks in centuries, we're often told. Thus a decision that you and I could make in a nanosecond might take 24 hours in Rome.

OK, time's up


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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 15, 2010 2:19 PM ET USA

    However long it takes, it is still a few years too late.

  • Posted by: mae - Aug. 13, 2010 6:59 PM ET USA

    Don't hold your breath, Uncle Di! Things grind pretty much to a halt in Rome in August, especially around the Feast of the Assumption. 24 hours? That;d be like expecting the speed of light!

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 13, 2010 6:28 PM ET USA

    Do you suppose the Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore might have had coffee or a glass of red with somebody in some anonymous office to keep him on the job a while longer?

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