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The Vatican Prepares For The Election Of The Next Pope

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 11: A few pilgrims are present in St Peter's Square as night falls on March 11, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pilgrims gather in St. Peter's Square

The Pilgrims gathered as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave today in Vatican City.