VATICAN CITY — Officially, the conclave to choose a new pope does not convene until Tuesday. Unofficially, the speculation goes on, with the names of at least two cardinals from the U.S. prominent in the mix.
One hundred fifteen cardinals will vote – and Sunday, for them, was a day of rest and prayer.
Around the city, the cardinals whose names have been bandied about on speculative lists of potential popes were on display. No campaigning here, of course, but everybody knows who they are and what they represent.
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