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Cardinals from around the globe are at the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next Pope begins.

FOX News Radio's Courtney Walsh is at the Vatican with details:

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This morning, 142 cardinals - the red-capped Princes of the Church - met for the first time since Benedict stepped down last Thursday.  With the help of translators in five languages, they discussed procedures for the conclave - the election of the next Pope.  But as Vatican spokesman Thomas Rosica noted:

(Rosica) "Twelve are on the way."

So the date for the start of the voting may not be finalized until they're all here.

At the Vatican, Courtney Walsh, FOX News Radio.

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