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Pope Benedict XVI changes transition timeline law

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VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict changes the rules of the Conclave, which could push up the date Cardinals decide on the new Pope.

In essence, that could allow a new Pope to be in place by Easter Sunday. There's normally a 15-day transition period.

However, Pope Benedict signed a legal document changing the 1996 Vatican law. It is one of his last acts as Pope before resigning Thursday. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP