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Divine Bureaucracy Vatican to Cardinals: Shut Up Andrew Medichini/AP

Vatican to Cardinals: Shut Up

These are some chatty cardinals. Vatican officials told cardinals to stop speaking to the media, and a spokeswoman for the American cardinals said “concern” has been expressed “about leaks of confidential proceedings reported in Italian newspapers.” It appears the conclave to pick the next pope will be delayed beyond early next week, when it was initially expected the cardinals would meet. All but two of the 115 cardinal electors have arrived in Rome for the vote.

March 6, 2013 11:32 AM