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A recent poll said half of U.S. Catholics believe the next pope should maintain traditional positions. Some Chicagoans express this view, but not all.

Chicago Catholics have varied hopes for new pope

by Eunji Kim
Feb 28, 2013

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in Rome to select Pope Benedict's successor, Chicago Catholics talk about what qualities they would like to see in the next pope. Benedict, whose resignation was effective Thursday, is the first pope to resign voluntarily in 600 years.