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Firefighters place the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope. (AP Photo)

Sistine Chapel chimney installed as conclave nears, still no frontrunner

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican is trying to put an end to speculation that divisions among cardinals could drag out the conclave to elect the new pope. Preparations for the vote are plowing ahead, with firefighters installing the Sistine Chapel chimney that will tell the world when a decision has been reached.



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