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With Boston’s O’Malley seen as contender, Vatican conclave begins today to select new pope

VATICAN CITY — The first votes are expected to be cast today by the 115 cardinals who are convening in the Sistine Chapel to select a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.

Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will be among those attending — and he is considered one of the contenders for the job.

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