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The Contenders
The Contenders
Conservative or liberal? European or Third World? What the cardinals will consider when choosing the next pope. By David Gibson

What the Cardinals May Want
Factors they'll consider in choosing a pope

Top 14 Possible Successors
By John Allen

The Next Pope and the Third World

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  • Where Are the World's Catholics?
    Maps: Compare 1950 to 2000

    Interfaith Views
    The Pope the Jews Need
    While some Jewish leaders want the next pope to pity the Jews, what we need is a partner against secularism. By David Klinghoffer
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