News: World Vatican spokesman says pope will have no role in selection of successor February 12, 2013 | Modified: February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am Leave a comment VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican spokesman says pope will have no role in selection of successor. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.