Saint Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican March 7, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Cardinals to decide conclave start date on Friday: Vatican
Posted : Friday, 08 March 2013 07:16AM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Cardinals holding preliminary meetings at the Vatican will vote later on Friday on when to start a conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict, the Vatican said.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said a decision was expected for after 7 p.m. (1800 GMT/1 PM ET).
(Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by Crispian Balmer)
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