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Cardinals Will Decide Conclave Date

From Vatican Insider report:

At a press conference this morning, the Vatican spokesman stressed the impossibility of knowing the exact date of the start of the Conclave. “Whether a motu proprio issued or not, it is the cardinals who will decide on the start date for the Conclave, in a General Congregation which will meet during the sede vacante period.” “No one – the Jesuit spokesman underlined – no matter how authoritative a position they hold, can say for the time being when the Conclave will start.”

So were Benedict XVI to issue a motu proprio as Fr. Lombardi confirmed yesterday, it would have no dramatic effect on the Conclave: in fact the document would “not affect any major points, only points that needed clarification

for full story, go to:
http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/conclave-lefebvriani-lefebvrians-lefebvrianos-22538/


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