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Friday, March 08, 2013

Decision on beginning of Conclave on Friday evening/ two Cardinals de-registered

The vote on the start of the conclave to elect the next Pope will be held on Friday afternoon. The Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi announced on Friday.

The date would be announced after the afternoon meeting at 19 clock.

 The conclave is expected to start in the first half of next week. It might on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or maybe not until Thursday said Lombardi .

 O'Brien and Darmaatmadja deregistered

 The Cardinals gathered in preparation for the Papal election on Friday officially accepted the absence of two cardinals Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja of Jakarta and the Scotsman Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien. The Indonesians was prevented from participating in the Conclave for health reasons, the Archbishop of Edinburgh for "personal reasons".

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