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Pope holds rare meeting of world cardinals

Pope Benedict has been taking part in a rare, closed-door meeting of about 150 cardinals from around the world.

He is due to elevate 24 new cardinals at a ceremony on Saturday.

Twenty of the new "red hats" are under the age of 80 and would thus be eligible to elect his successor in a secret vote.

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 20 Nov 2010
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