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Topic: conclave

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/02/13

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An African pope would make the jaded western world sit up and take notice

The dancing in the streets would last for months

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor: ‘I thought of being called Benedict if elected pope’

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope

It is surely premature to start talking about ‘conclave contenders’

Instead, let’s give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI’s wise leadership and continued good health

Cardinal Sodano is a catastrophe waiting to happen

His sinister record would give the press a field day if he was left in charge of the conclave