Cardinals from all over the world are converging on Rome to elect a new leader of the Roman Catholic Church's 1.1 billion followers. The College of Cardinals is expected to meet Monday to decide when the conclave will begin to…

In a decision unprecedented in modern times, Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he would resign effective Feb. 28, six weeks shy of his 86th birthday. He told cardinals at the Vatican that he lacks the strength to continue his…

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