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How other religions choose their leaders

Dalai Lama
Visitors walk near the Lord Buddha statue during the Dzung ceremony in South Sikkim, India on Feb. 25. The park named 'Tathagatatsal' will be formally inaugurated by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on March 25. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

As Roman Catholic cardinals set about electing a pope in a secret conclave, The Star's Leslie Scrivener looks at how other religions choose their leaders. From Tibetan Buddhism to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Leslie Scrivener is a feature writer with the Toronto Star


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