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Cardinals gather in Rome for new Pope talks

Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world have gathered in Rome to begin the process of electing the next Pope.

The College of Cardinals will hold daily talks leading up to a conclave in which a new Pope will be chosen.

The election process comes after Pope Benedict XVI stepped down after nearly eight years in office leading the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 04 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe