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Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel
This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows cardinals entering the Sistine Chapel before the start of the conclave Tuesday. Suspense mounted as cardinals moved into the Vatican ahead of a secret papal election with no clear frontrunner to steer the Catholic world through troubled waters after Benedict XVI's historic resignation. The 115 cardinal electors who pick the next leader of 1.2 billion Catholics in a conclave in the Sistine Chapel will live inside the Vatican walls completely cut off from the outside world until they have made their choice.
March 12, 2013