The general congregation of the Cardinals of Catholic Church have been reunited before the official Conclave that will stand in 24 hours. They are gathered to pray, learn more about each other and make a reflection about the situation of the Catholic Church in the world today. The official Conclave will start tomorrow at 11hoo am. Vatican News
Update – The new Pope has been Chosen: Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Mass will be celebrated about the Ponctifical election. The Cardinals will all be inspired by God during the Homily where they will be listening to their heart to guide them in the choice of the new Pope. This Mass will take place in the Sistine Chapel.
Last saturday the symbolic Fisherman Ring and the seal that Benedict XVI used as pope have been scratched and destroyed. (Correction: The Pope’s ring usually had to be destroyed, but these days it’s only scratch). A new Ring Symbol will be made for the new elected Pope.
Starting tomorrow, 115 cardinals will choose the Supreme Pontiff in the next few days. They need 77 votes to elect the new Pope. Will it be a long or a short Conclave?
Update: Black smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel this Wednesday morning, indicating that no choice has been made about the new Pope.
Facts: The longest Papal conclave took 33 months, in 1286.
Entrance into Conclave: More info at www.vatican.va
God will help them in the choice of the Vatican Holy City leader.
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