New Pope will have adoration before his presentation

Vatican City, Mar 11, 2013 / 10:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a change to past papal elections, the new Pope will have the chance to adore Jesus in the Eucharist before he makes his appearance on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica. Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi told journalists March 11 that, “when the Pope goes to the loggia, he passes the Pauline Chapel and will stop there for a brief moment of personal prayer and silence in front of the Blessed … [Read more...]

Day before conclave, no clear favorite stands out

Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2013 / 07:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “It’s not journalists that vote in the conclave. It’s cardinals,” Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said on Sunday, after celebrating Mass at his titular church of San Francesco di Ripa Grande. Cardinal Rivera’s words underscore that this conclave could deliver a surprise and the possibility that none of the cardinals mentioned as papabili will be the new Pope. In fact, now more than ever, each … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan eager for conclave to start

Vatican City, Mar 10, 2013 / 09:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told the press outside Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Rome that he is anxious for the conclave to begin and that he feels peaceful now that the start date is known. “I’m anxious to get started. There was a sense of peace once we decided to start the conclave on Tuesday. … God willing, I’ll be home before Palm Sunday,” he said as he went into his titular parish on March 10. The … [Read more...]

Detailed schedule of conclave released

Vatican City, Mar 9, 2013 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican press office director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has revealed details of the daily schedule of the Conclave set to begin March 12. The Mass for Election of a New Pontiff will take place on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Beginning at 3:45 p.m., Cardinals will be transferred from the St. Martha House, the building where the Cardinals will reside during the Conclave, to the Vatican. From there, Cardinals will process from the Pauline Chapel … [Read more...]

Main reason for conclave date revealed

Vatican City, Mar 9, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An overwhelming majority of the College of Cardinals agreed on holding the conclave March 12 because the Sistine Chapel and St. Martha House needed more time to be ready for it.Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi told journalists March 9 that the chamberlain of the College, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, updated the cardinals on the status of preparations needed to begin the conclave, which effectively ruled out an earlier … [Read more...]

Cardinals select Tuesday, March 12 for conclave

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2013 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After five days of meetings, the College of Cardinals has voted to hold a conclave to elect the next Pope on Tuesday, March 12. “The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013,” Father Federico Lombardi said in a March 8 message to reporters. The cardinals will celebrate a Mass For the Election of a New Pope in St. Peter’s Basilica in the … [Read more...]

New Pope will have wait to move in

Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2013 / 09:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- No one knows who the new Pope will be, but it can be said with certainty that he will be temporarily staying in a new apartment after he is elected. “The new Pope will be staying here because the apartment in the Apostolic Palace is still sealed and it needs some renovations,” Father Federico Lombardi told journalists March 8. “Like Pope Ratzinger,” he explained, “he will be staying in Casa Santa Marta for … [Read more...]


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