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Electing the New Pope

The Cardinal Rule ...

NEVER Vote for Yourself!!!

2/28/2013 3:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rule #1 when voting for the new Pope ... you shouldn't vote for yourself ... at least according to one Cardinal.

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl was leaving D.C. this week on a flight to Rome -- where the new Pope will soon be elected to replace ex-Pope Benedict XVI.

We asked Wuerl if he planned to vote for himself, and he looked at us funny and explained why he wouldn't do it.

Here's a dilemma -- what if he gets a sign from God that he's the one?  Just asking.

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