The selection of the next pope to succeed Pope John Paul II began Monday, April 18, 2005. Read Paul Wilkes's daily reports from Rome as cardinals met to choose a leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
 
Dispatches From Rome
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Paul Wilkes is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times magazine. He has authored 18 books on Catholicism, including the bestselling Excellent Catholic Parishes. He is the author of The Seven Secrets of Successful Catholics and the creator of New Beginnings, a parish revitalization program, which is distributed by St. Anthony Messenger Press. 

 

 

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