How long does it take to elect a pope?

Although the five previous conclaves to elect a pope took an average of nearly three days, no one can predict how long it will take the College of Cardinals to elect the next pope when the process begins Tuesday.

How long does it take to elect a pope?
Source: Media offices of the Holy See. Todd Lindeman/The Washington Post. Published on March 9, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
 
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