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Cardinals Set Meeting on Pope's Successor

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Cardinals Set Meeting on Pope's Successor

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Cardinals Set Meeting on Pope's Successor

Cardinals Set Meeting on Pope's Successor

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Bottles of drinking water are distributed to people in line to view the body of Pope John Paul II in the Vatican, April 6. Reuters hide caption

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The Vatican announces that the Roman Catholic Church cardinals will begin the process of electing a new pope on April 18. More than a million pilgrims have flooded Rome, paying respects to Pope John Paul II as he lies in state at St. Peter's Basilica.