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Slate's Explainer: Papal Succession
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Slate's Explainer: Papal Succession

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Slate's Explainer: Papal Succession

Slate's Explainer: Papal Succession
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Pope John Paul II was reported to be in "very grave" condition on Friday. Slate's Andy Bowers has an explainer on the procedure used to select a new Pope, in the event of the pontiff's death.

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