The pope prayed in front of the coffin of late Cardinal Jan Schotte during the funeral service in St. Peter's Basilica. Schotte, viewed as a possible candidate for the papacy, died at the age of 76 on Jan. 11, 2005. Schotte's death reduces the number of cardinals under the age of 80 and eligible to vote in a conclave to 120.
Jan. 14, 2005
The pope prayed in front of the coffin of late Cardinal Jan Schotte during the funeral service in St. Peter's Basilica. Schotte, viewed as a possible candidate for the papacy, died at the age of 76 on Jan. 11, 2005. Schotte's death reduces the number of cardinals under the age of 80 and eligible to vote in a conclave to 120.
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