Friday, March 8, 2013

Conclave set to begin Tuesday, March 12

Vatican Spokesperson Federico Lombardi announced the start of the conclave is set for Tuesday, March 12. It will be 12 days after Benedict XVI's resignation went into effect.

The remaining of the 115 papal electors arrived in Rome Thursday, soon after, deciding on the date to begin voting for the next Pope.

On Monday night, cardinal electors will have to move in to Domus Santa Marta. On Tuesday morning, all cardinals will celebrate the Pro Elegendo Papa mass, inside St. Peter's Basilica. Soon after, the voting age cardinals will have lunch at Santa Marta. Once finished, they will file inside the Sistine Chapel for the start of the voting process.

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