Nicole (13 Jan 2012)
Cardinals will be elected to a Papal Senate in the Vatican"
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"Pope Benedict XVI has increased
the likelihood that his successor will come from Europe and that
he will be an Italian
after he named a relatively large number of European prelates as
cardinals last week. The Pope announced Friday he was
naming 22 new cardinals to join him as his closest advisers and
to be electors of popes. He will formally elevate them to the
Sacred College of Cardinals — essentially a papal senate — at a
Vatican consistory on February 18."