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Now Gathering in Rome, a Conclave of Fallible Cardinals

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    Now Gathering in Rome, a Conclave of Fallible Cardinals By LAURIE GOODSTEIN February 26, 2013 The sudden resignation of the most senior Roman Catholic
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      Now Gathering in Rome, a Conclave of Fallible Cardinals
      By LAURIE GOODSTEIN February 26, 2013

      The sudden resignation of the most senior Roman Catholic cardinal in
      Britain, who stepped aside on Monday in the face of accusations that he made
      unwanted sexual advances toward priests years ago, showed that the taint of
      scandal could force a cardinal from participating in the selection of a new
      pope.

      His exit came as at least a dozen other cardinals tarnished with
      accusations that they had failed to remove priests accused of sexually abusing
      minors were among those gathering in Rome to prepare for the conclave to select
      a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. There was no sign that the church’s
      promise to confront the sexual abuse scandal had led to direct pressure on those
      cardinals to exempt themselves from the conclave....
      _http://goo.gl/HYyCN_ (http://goo.gl/HYyCN)
      _http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/europe/now-gathering-in-rome-a-conc
      lave-of-fallible-cardinals.html_
      (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/europe/now-gathering-in-rome-a-conclave-of-fallible-cardinals.html)

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