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Cardinals' hats in the Sistine Chapel before the start of the conclave at the Vatican on March 12, 2013. (credit: Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty Images)

Conclave Competitions, Pope TV, Tweets & Sistine Brackets

You’ve signed up for sale alerts from department and grocery stores, CBSDFW.COM news and weather alerts, and trending video signals… now you can also get online notifications and texts centered on the selection of the next pope.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman said. (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Conclave To Elect New Pope May Start Sooner Than Expected

The Vatican is raising the possibility that the conclave to elect the next pope might start earlier than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15-20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant.

02/16/2013