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O’Malley’s brethren embrace choice

The friars sat in their chairs, clad in brown robes, eyes trained on the television. Was it possible? Could one of their own, a fellow Capuchin Franciscan, be about to step out on the balcony, to greet 1.2 billion Roman Catholics as the next pope?

“It’s like being on the top of a roller coaster,” admitted Brother Matt Janeczko, so close to the edge of his chair that he nearly slid off.

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