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Tuesday's DN: Clout & Vatican expert Rocco Palmo preview Conclave

Pope Benedict XVI's decision to become the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign was historic. But the papal conclave's decision on his successor could be an even more pivotal moment in church history.

Tuesday's DN: Clout & Vatican expert Rocco Palmo preview Conclave

Pope Benedict XVI's decision to become the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign was historic. But the papal conclave's decision on his successor could be an even more pivotal moment in church history. 

Cardinal Justin Rigali, the former archbishop of Philadelphia, is the only papal elector with strong local ties - but his role in the conclave may not be limited to a single tally.

Was Francis Panetta Jr., a member of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club, killed by one of his own?

 And these people really love wiener dogs.

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