Cardinals Set Meeting on Pope's Successor

Bottles of drinking water are distributed to people in line to view the body of Pope John Paul II

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.

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