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March 11th, 2013
10:55 PM ET

A virtual look inside the Sistine Chapel

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a virtual walk inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the place where 115 cardinals will meet to choose the next pope.

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March 11th, 2013
10:52 PM ET

Meet the papal tailor

CNN's Dan Rivers talks to a designer who explains what it takes to dress the pontiff, and how tailors prepare for the new pope before the cardinals' conclave even begins.

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Tonight on AC360: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome
Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo are in Rome to cover the papal conclave
March 11th, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome

Just hours from now, 115 Roman Catholic cardinals will enter the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel to begin their top secret conclave to choose a new pope. Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome tonight on the final preparations on the historic vote.

The process steeped in deep tradition dates back centuries. The cardinals will be in seclusion until a decision is made on who will be the new spiritual leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, a successor for Pope Benedict the XVI, the first living pope to step down in nearly 600 years. Tonight you’ll see what will go on inside the infamous Sistine Chapel when the doors are closed and the voting takes place.

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Filed under: Religion • The Pope
February 28th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Historic transition for Catholic church

Unprecedented in modern times, the Pope is resigning from his position. Anderson Cooper reports on the transition.

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February 27th, 2013
10:48 PM ET

Priest accused of sex abuse on the run

CNN's Gary Tuchman searches in Mexico for a fugitive priest facing allegations of child molestation and statutory rape. Cardinal Roger Mahony is accused of bringing Father Nicholas Aguilar Rivera into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles years ago knowing he was an accused serial molester.

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February 26th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Headlines overshadow Pope's final days

Christiane Amanpour, Robert Hoatson and CNN's Sr. Vatican Analyst John Allen detail the scandals weighing on the Papacy. FULL POST

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February 26th, 2013
11:19 PM ET

Victim: He covered up abuse for 25 years

Scandal-plagued Cardinal Mahony heading to select next Pope causes outrage among some Catholics. Casey Wian reports.

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February 25th, 2013
11:40 PM ET

Vatican scandal before Pope resigns

Christiane Amanpour and John Allen report on rumors of a secret gay lobby within the Vatican and sex abuse allegations.

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February 25th, 2013
11:35 PM ET

Allegations of corruption at the Vatican

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the controversy surrounding the Pope's resignation and the selection of his successor.

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February 11th, 2013
11:32 PM ET

Pope resignation 'shocking' news

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Barbie Latza Nadeau and CNN's Sr. Vatican Analyst explain.

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