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The Book of Rites of the Conclave dictates with great precision the norms for the procedure now under way in the Sistine Chapel. At 5:35 local time, the doors were shut, and the cardinals are in conclave (cum clave — Latin for “with a key”).
The regulations state that, for this ceremony, the senior cardinal i…