The Papal Conclave Process

Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: St Peter's Square is viewed during the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
ROME, ITALY- MARCH 12: American Cardinals walk to a bus to take them from the North American College to St. Peter's Basilica where a Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated before they enter the Conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start in the afternoon inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 12: American Cardinals walk to a bus to take them from the North American College to St. Peter?s Basilica where a Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated before they enter the Conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start in the afternoon inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 12: American Cardinals (L-R) Sean P. O'Malley, Keith O'Brien and Timothy M. Dolan board a bus to take them from the North American College to St. Peter's Basilica where a Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated before they enter the Conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start in the afternoon inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 12: Seminarians at the North American College line the road to watch as a bus takes the American Cardinals to St. Peter's Basilica where a Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated before the Cardinals enter the Conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start in the afternoon inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 12: Seminarians at the North American College line the road to watch as a bus takes the American Cardinals to St. Peter's Basilica where a Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated before the Cardinals enter the Conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start in the afternoon inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Two nuns attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinals, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan (left), exit St Peter's Basilica after the Cardinals attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A man sketches while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A nun attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinals, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan (center), exit St Peter's Basilica after the Cardinals attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A priest attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A guard stands near the entrance of St Peter's Basilica during the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinal Francis Arinze, 80, of Nigeria exits St Peter's Basilica after he attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before he and the other Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A woman prays while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People receive communion while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A man prays while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A man prays while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People receive communion while attending the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinals exit St Peter's Basilica after they attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Two sisters with the Missionaries of Charity attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A Swiss Guard stands near the entrance of St Peter's Basilica during the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, after which Cardinals will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (Editor note: A fisheye lens has been used for this picture) Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Schrerer attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinal Angelo Scola attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Schrerer attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: US Cardinal Sean O'Malley attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Schrerer attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: US Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Cardinal Angelo Scola attends the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
Cardinals Conduct Their Final Mass Before Entering Into The Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (Editor note: A fisheye lens has been used for this picture) Cardinals attend the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass at St Peter's Basilica, before they enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be, on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Two Swiss Guards stand in guard in front of the door of the Sistine Chapel as the Conclave starts on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) The Maestro of Ceremony closes the door of the Sistine Chapel as the Conclave starts on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals attend the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romanov via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) A Cardinal makes an oath as he attends the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romanov via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Accessories for the vestment of the future Pope are displayed as the Conclave starts at the Sistine Chapel on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romanov via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano). IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romanov via Getty Images)
Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims in St Peter's Square watch a giant television screen showing a mass being held in the basilica on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
People gather in St Peter's Square to watch large screens displaying live footage from inside the Sistine Chapel as Cardinals prepare for the first day of the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People gather in St Peter's Square to watch large screens displaying live footage from inside the Sistine Chapel as Cardinals prepare for the first day of the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People gather in St Peter's Square to watch large screens displaying live footage from inside the Sistine Chapel as Cardinals prepare for the first day of the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A member of the media waits on the colonnade of St Peter's Basilica for smoke to emit from the chimney of the Sistene Chapel during the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People gather in St Peter's Square to watch large screens displaying live footage from inside the Sistine Chapel as Cardinals prepare for the first day of the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Hundreds of people gather in front of large screens displaying live footage of the chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel as they await news of whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St. Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People wait for an indication as to whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People gather in St Peter's Square as Cardinals meet in the Sistine Chapel for the 1st day of the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A group of priests wait for a sign of smoke in St. Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: People wait for an indication as to whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Nuns from the 'Instituto Serve del Signore, E Della Vergine Di Matara,' (Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara,) react to the black smoke seen from the chimney in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A woman waits for an indication as to whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: A group of girls from Pennsylvania in the USA wave signs as they wait for an indication as to whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI?s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Hundreds of people watch a TV screen as they wait for a sign of smoke in St. Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Black smoke billows from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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