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BREAKING NEWS
Pope John Paul 11: 1920-2005
UPDATED AT 2:15 PM EDT Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005
German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, shown leading a final mass before the start of the conclave on Monday, has been chosen as the 265th pope.
Photo: Alessia Giuliani-Pool/Getty Images
German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, shown leading a final mass before the start of the conclave on Monday, has been chosen as the 265th pope.
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