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<p>An unidentified cardinal walks under the rain during a pause of a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

An unidentified cardinal walks under the rain during a pause of a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An unidentified cardinal walks under the rain during a pause of a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki (L) Archbishop of Berlin attends with others Archbishops during Pope Benedict XVI's audience with the newly appointed Catholic Archbishops at Vatican June 30, 2012.    REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini</p>

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki (L) Archbishop of Berlin attends with others Archbishops during Pope Benedict XVI's audience with the newly appointed Catholic Archbishops at Vatican June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki (L) Archbishop of Berlin attends with others Archbishops during Pope Benedict XVI's audience with the newly appointed Catholic Archbishops at Vatican June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (C) arrives by elevator to attend a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (C) arrives by elevator to attend a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (C) arrives by elevator to attend a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, speaks after a Stations of the Cross or "Via-Crucis" during preparations for Pope Benedict XVI 's upcoming visit to Cuba in March in Havana February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, speaks after a Stations of the Cross or "Via-Crucis" during preparations for Pope Benedict XVI 's upcoming visit to Cuba in March in Havana February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, speaks after a Stations of the Cross or "Via-Crucis" during preparations for Pope Benedict XVI 's upcoming visit to Cuba in March in Havana February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>New Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the U.S. (L) receives guests in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

New Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the U.S. (L) receives guests in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

New Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the U.S. (L) receives guests in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>People attend the funeral Mass for Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic at St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral, in Toronto, August 31, 2011.    REUTERS/Brett Gundlock</p>

People attend the funeral Mass for Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic at St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral, in Toronto, August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Brett Gundlock

People attend the funeral Mass for Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic at St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral, in Toronto, August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Brett Gundlock

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI places a red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head of new Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Colombia during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

Pope Benedict XVI places a red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head of new Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Colombia during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Benedict XVI places a red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head of new Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Colombia during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>New Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines leaves after receiving a red biretta from Pope Benedict XVI during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

New Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines leaves after receiving a red biretta from Pope Benedict XVI during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

New Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines leaves after receiving a red biretta from Pope Benedict XVI during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (R), Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kham</p>

Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (R), Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (R), Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

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<p>Newly installed Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria (L) receives guests at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

Newly installed Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria (L) receives guests at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Newly installed Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Nigeria (L) receives guests at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Cardinal Timothy Dolan holds a prayer service in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce</p>

Cardinal Timothy Dolan holds a prayer service in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Cardinal Timothy Dolan holds a prayer service in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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<p>Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O&rsquo;Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster speaks at a news conference in central London February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster speaks at a news conference in central London February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster speaks at a news conference in central London February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Cardinal Jaime Ortega (R), leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, conducts a mass to pray for the recovery of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez in Havana March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa</p>

Cardinal Jaime Ortega (R), leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, conducts a mass to pray for the recovery of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez in Havana March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

Cardinal Jaime Ortega (R), leader of Cuba's Catholic Church, conducts a mass to pray for the recovery of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez in Havana March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

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<p>An unidentified cardinal talks with a priest during a pause in meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

An unidentified cardinal talks with a priest during a pause in meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An unidentified cardinal talks with a priest during a pause in meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien sits at a desk in a room in his home in Edinburgh, Scotland February 27, 2013.  O'Brien resigned following allegations he behaved in an inappropriate way with priests, and said he would not take part in the election of Pope Benedict's replacement.REUTERS/David Moir</p>

Cardinal Keith O'Brien sits at a desk in a room in his home in Edinburgh, Scotland February 27, 2013. O'Brien resigned following allegations he behaved in an inappropriate way with priests, and said he would not take part in the election of Pope...more

Cardinal Keith O'Brien sits at a desk in a room in his home in Edinburgh, Scotland February 27, 2013. O'Brien resigned following allegations he behaved in an inappropriate way with priests, and said he would not take part in the election of Pope Benedict's replacement.REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels waits to testify before the Parliamentary Committee hearing on child sexual abuse in the Belgian Catholic Church, at the Belgian Parliament in Brussels December 21, 2010.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels waits to testify before the Parliamentary Committee hearing on child sexual abuse in the Belgian Catholic Church, at the Belgian Parliament in Brussels December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels waits to testify before the Parliamentary Committee hearing on child sexual abuse in the Belgian Catholic Church, at the Belgian Parliament in Brussels December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Vatican Secretary of State Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi</p>

Vatican Secretary of State Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Vatican Secretary of State Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>New Cardinal George Alencherry of India with red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head holds a crucifix in front of Saint Peter's Basilica after a consistory ceremony at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

New Cardinal George Alencherry of India with red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head holds a crucifix in front of Saint Peter's Basilica after a consistory ceremony at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

New Cardinal George Alencherry of India with red biretta, a four-cornered hat, on the head holds a crucifix in front of Saint Peter's Basilica after a consistory ceremony at the Vatican February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (L) and Archbishop Dermot Clifford walks in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini</p>

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (L) and Archbishop Dermot Clifford walks in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady (L) and Archbishop Dermot Clifford walks in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien touches his cross during an interview after his Easter Sunday homily at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland April 4, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir</p>

Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien touches his cross during an interview after his Easter Sunday homily at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland April 4, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien touches his cross during an interview after his Easter Sunday homily at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland April 4, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>New Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India (C) is congratulated by an unidentified cardinal during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

New Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India (C) is congratulated by an unidentified cardinal during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

New Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India (C) is congratulated by an unidentified cardinal during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) and Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi of Taiwan's Catholic church greet each other after their religious dialogue in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang</p>

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) and Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi of Taiwan's Catholic church greet each other after their religious dialogue in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) and Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi of Taiwan's Catholic church greet each other after their religious dialogue in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Cardinals attend Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

Cardinals attend Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Cardinals attend Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn observes a moment of silence in front of a crucifix after a church service regarding recently revealed child abuse cases in the Roman Catholic church, in Vienna March 31, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader</p>

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn observes a moment of silence in front of a crucifix after a church service regarding recently revealed child abuse cases in the Roman Catholic church, in Vienna March 31, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn observes a moment of silence in front of a crucifix after a church service regarding recently revealed child abuse cases in the Roman Catholic church, in Vienna March 31, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI leads a meeting at the Vatican with cardinals and bishops during a consistory to canonise five new saints, among them Mother Mary MacKillop, the first Australian saint, at the Vatican February 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Osservatore Romano</p>

Pope Benedict XVI leads a meeting at the Vatican with cardinals and bishops during a consistory to canonise five new saints, among them Mother Mary MacKillop, the first Australian saint, at the Vatican February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano more

Pope Benedict XVI leads a meeting at the Vatican with cardinals and bishops during a consistory to canonise five new saints, among them Mother Mary MacKillop, the first Australian saint, at the Vatican February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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<p>Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, waves as the helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI takes off from the Vatican, on its way to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yara Nardi</p>

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, waves as the helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI takes off from the Vatican, on its way to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, waves as the helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI takes off from the Vatican, on its way to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

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