Vatican City Gears Up As Cardinals Hold Final Talks On Eve Of Papal ConclaveOn Tuesday afternoon, Cardinal Dolan and 114 other princes of the Church will enter the world-famous Sistine Chapel, which has been transformed into a papal polling place.
Cardinals Hold Discussions In Advance Of Tuesday ConclaveRoman Catholic cardinals have voted to begin their conclave next Tuesday, leaving the weekend and Monday to chit-chat, schmooze, think and pray about the papal election.
Catholics Everywhere Buzzing As Cardinals Pick March 12 As Conclave Start DateThe cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.
Cardinals In No Rush To Begin Conclave, Elect Benedict XVI's SuccessorThe Sistine Chapel was closed Tuesday as the Vatican prepared to elect a new pope. But not all the cardinals who will vote have arrived in Rome.
Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings At The VaticanNew York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among 103 of the 115 electors who arrived at the Vatican Monday morning, while the other dozen are en route.
Dolan, Other Cardinals Say They Have Short List For The Next PopeThe papal succession process will start on Monday. That’s when cardinals will gather in Rome for formal meetings to set a conclave date to elect the next pope.
Tens Of Thousands Bid Farewell To Pope Benedict XVI In Emotional Sendoff Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter's Square and thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.
World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI's Farewell To The PapacyAn ancient institution is being challenged by an uncertain situation -- the historic resignation of a pope, a man even his critics concede is blessed by a tremendous intellect.
Pope Benedict XVI Changes Conclave Rules, Allows Earlier StartPope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.
Cardinal Dolan For Pope? There's Suddenly A Very Real Buzz About Him In ItalyDoes New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan have a serious chance at becoming pope? He usually makes a joke when asked, but a leading Italian newspaper is taking Dolan's papal prospects seriously.
Cardinal Dolan Awaits Instructions, Timing On Selection Of New PopeA new Pope could be named before March 15 if the church waives the mourning period, since Pope Benedict XVI is alive and resigning, according to church officials.