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Cardinal Angelo Sodano, now dean emeritus of the College of Cardinals, is assisted with his coat as he leaves Pope Francis' annual audience to give Christmas greetings to members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican Dec. 21, 2019. At left is Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. The pope has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Sodano as the dean of the College of Cardinals. The pope changed the norms to specify that the dean would be elected to a five-year term, renewable once, instead of being elected for life or until choosing to resign. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)