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Power To Select Pope Rests With 115 'Princes'

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The task of choosing the next pope falls to 115 red-robed cardinals, known by the faithful as the "princes" of the Catholic Church. Their average age is 72 โ€” and they are all men. We examine how they came to have this massive responsibility, and how some Catholics resent their exclusive monopoly over electing pontiffs.

Source: NPR

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