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Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave

Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel

Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
A Cardinal makes an oath as he attends the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)
Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Accessories for the vestment of the future Pope are displayed as the Conclave starts at the Sistine Chapel on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Getty Images)