The Cardinals with his hand on the Bible

Cardinals swore to keep secrecy on what happens during the conclave

115 Cardinals end up swearing in the Sistine Chapel, as a group and individually, that they will keep the secrecy about everything that happened during the conclave which means “with key”. Since then closed the doors of the Sistine Chapel were closed, with the...
Election Time of the last Popes in history

Election Time of the last Popes in history

The Catholic world waits with expectation the election of the new pope. The conclave has begun and the election is expected to be completed within a short period. It is probable that this Friday is known the name of the new pontiff of the church. The number of days differ and so...

Rome woke up with to Pro eligendo Pontificie Mass

With a special mass and wearing read coats, hundreds of cardinals from around the world began this morning ceremonies prior to their isolation in the Sistine Chapel, where  the conclave will be held in order to appoint  the next leader of the Catholic Church. The St. Peter...

Cardinals get ready to start conclave

With just a day away for the start of the conclave, which will choose a successor to Benedict XVI, the Cardinals met this morning to conclude details and finally define who will be the next Pope. The meeting, which involves 115 cardinals, has no deadline since it does not end...
On March 12 will start the conclave

The conclave will begin on March 12

On Tuesday, March 12 will start the conclave to elect the new Pope; so decided it today by the Congregation of Cardinals as corroborated by the Vatican spokesman, Federico Lombardi. That day during the morning mass held “Pro eligendo Romano Pontifice” in St. Peter’s basilica, and...
Archbishop Odilo Sherer

Brazil, Italy and Africa for a “Latin” pope

It is rumored that these three countries would make a consensus for this purpose. Brazilian media have deployed unprecedented coverage, based on Italian media speculation surrounding the figure of Cardinal Odilo Scherer, 63, considered the most “suitable for the office of...
Holy Smoke

Two stoves to ensure “Holy Smoke”

For the first time in a conclave two stoves will be used in the Sistine Chapel; one is for burning the voting ballots to elect a new pope, which will eject black smoke. The “black Holy smoke” will indicate that the Cardinals are still deliberating and that the Church...
The Cardinals already in Rome yesterday attended the first meeting after the start of the vacant

Cardinals’ first session was held yesterday

Yesterday morning, the Cardinals met for the first time since the “sede vacante”, to prepare the conclave which will  elect Benedict’s successor. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman said that 142 cardinals attended the first  preparatory congregation of the...