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What are LA Catholics looking for in the next pope?




Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
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Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
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Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
Inside of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
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Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
Exterior of the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
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Father Scott Santarosa giving mass at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights.
Roman Catholic cardinals have been meeting at the Vatican to get to know each other better and to set a date for the start of the conclave that will choose the next pope. On Thursday, this cardinal was walking to one of those meetings.
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Today in Rome, Catholic Cardinals are meeting to decide who'll be the next pope. The meeting, known as a papel conclave, is expected to last several days. We sent KPCC's Charles Castaldi to visit a couple of churches in Los Angeles to hear what parishioners are looking for in a new leader.