March 18, 2013

Loss of papacy leaves some Italians grumbling

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Faithful visitors, holding umbrellas, look at a giant screen showing the start of the papal conclave, under a statue of St. Peter on St. Peter's Square on Tuesday (March 12) at the Vatican. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

Faithful visitors, holding umbrellas, look at a giant screen showing the start of the papal conclave, under a statue of St. Peter on St. Peter's Square on Tuesday (March 12) at the Vatican. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

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ROME (RNS) "With each conclave, fewer and fewer people will even remember when there was an Italian pope," says La Stampa's Giacomo Galeazzi.