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Abler-Minded: The Papacy

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By the time you read this, the Roman Catholic Church may already have a new pontiff. I read something to the effect that none of the conclaves over the last centuries have taken more than five days to elect a new pope. I don’t have any basis for predicting how quickly the Conclave of Cardinals will reach a decision, other than history is on the side of sooner rather than later.

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