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Cardinals to meet Monday, set date for conclave

Catholic World News - March 01, 2013

The first congregation of cardinals during the sede vacante period will meet on Monday, March 4.

That first meeting of the cardinals will probably set a date for the beginning of the conclave that will elect a new Roman Pontiff. The conclave is likely to begin roughly one week later.

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, formally summoned all cardinals to Rome with a letter dated March 1, the first day after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took effect.

The congregation will meet in the Synod Hall at 9:30 am. In what may be an indication of plans to proceed quickly with the business of the College, Cardinal Sodano said that a second meeting would be held on Monday afternoon at 5, and these meetings would continue the conclave begins.

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