Hundreds of faithful visitors wait for the new Pope in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday (March 12) in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini
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