Vatican City, Feb. 20 (Reuters): Pope Benedict may change church rules governing the conclave where cardinals from around the world will meet next month to secretly elect his successor, the Vatican said today.
Benedict was studying the possibility of making changes to laws established by his predecessor Pope John Paul before he abdicates on February 28, a spokesman said.
The changes may affect the timing of the start of the conclave.
Athens (Reuters): Greek workers held a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes on Wednesday, keeping ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.
Sofia (Reuters): Bulgaria’s government resigned on Wednesday after violent nationwide protests against high power prices, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity.