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URGENT ¥¥¥ Vatican says new pope to be elected before Easter

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The Vatican on Monday said it expected a new pope would be elected next month, after Pope Benedict XVI said he would resign on February 28.

"We should have a new pope for Easter," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters, saying a conclave could be held within 15 or 20 days of the resignation.

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