Vatican looking at moved-up conclave on pope

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 4:19 a.m.

The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15- to 20-day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant.

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