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Another scandal brewing

America magazine has run a story about the conclave of 2013. The story — excerpted from the forthcoming The Election of Pope Francis by Gerard O’Connell — includes a precise account of the voting on the cardinals’ first ballot. It’s probably a true account and one that could only come from a cardinal-elector, who now risks excommunication [1].