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Pope may bring forward election conclave: Vatican

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Pope Benedict XVI may issue a decree to bring forward the start date for a conclave of cardinals to elect his successor to earlier in March, the Vatican said Wednesday. 

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves after the mass for Ash Wednesday on February 13, 2013 at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The pope may issue a decree to bring forward the start date for a conclave of cardinals to elect his successor to earlier in March, the Vatican said Wednesday.

He may, however, stop short of setting a formal framework for future resignations.

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