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Conclave start seen delayed as Vatican muzzles cardinals

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (R), and Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz of Brazil arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (R), and Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz of Brazil arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to...more

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (R), and Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz of Brazil arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (L) and his compatriot Cardinal Ricardo Vidal arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (L) and his compatriot Cardinal Ricardo Vidal arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next...more

Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (L) and his compatriot Cardinal Ricardo Vidal arrive for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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Workers carrying the stove in the Sistine Chapel are seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Workers carrying the stove in the Sistine Chapel are seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Workers carrying the stove in the Sistine Chapel are seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know...more

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Indian Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

Indian Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more...more

Indian Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek...more

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Italian Cardinal Angelo Comastri arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian Cardinal Angelo Comastri arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian Cardinal Angelo Comastri arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria talks to a tourist as he walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria talks to a tourist as he walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria talks to a tourist as he walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Italian Cardinal Renato Martino walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Italian Cardinal Renato Martino walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Italian Cardinal Renato Martino walks, after the end of a meeting held at the Synod Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know...more

The stove placed in the Sistine Chapel is seen on a screen at the media center in the Vatican March 6, 2013. The stove will send up white smoke signals when the new pope is elected. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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