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New Pope will have to wait to move in

Mar 8, 2013 - 09:05 am .- 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.

Conclave date to be announced after 7 pm local time

Mar 8, 2013 - 05:40 am .- The day when cardinals begin to vote for the next Pope will be announced after 7:00 p.m. local time.

As conclave nears, tactics get more aggressive

Mar 8, 2013 - 04:22 am .- The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a source claimed there is “a lobby” of leakers.

Final cardinal arrives in Rome for conclave

Mar 7, 2013 - 08:15 am .- The last cardinal to arrive in Rome for the election of a new Pope is supposed to land this afternoon, in time for Thursday’s second general meeting.

Profile of future Pope begins to take shape

Mar 6, 2013 - 09:44 am .- On their third day of pre-conclave meetings the cardinals are beginning to develop the profile of what the next Pope needs to look like.

College of Cardinals imposes media silence after breach

Mar 6, 2013 - 07:45 am .- The College of Cardinals has decided that its members will no longer speak to journalists after several cardinals gave too much information to the Italian press.

Cardinals contemplate insider, outsider papal candidates

Mar 6, 2013 - 03:57 am .- “We are not ready to enter the conclave,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago plainly told the Italian newspaper La Stampa today, adding, “I never felt that we would begin the conclave on March 11th.”

Cardinals will be informed of Vatileaks background

Mar 5, 2013 - 11:50 am .- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the necessary background information related to the Vatileaks scandal.

Cardinals send message of thanks to Benedict XVI

Mar 5, 2013 - 10:09 am .- The College of Cardinals sent Benedict XVI a message of thanks for his ministry and decided to only hold morning meetings as they prepare for the conclave.

Cardinals announce adoration, Vespers ceremony for conclave

Mar 5, 2013 - 07:35 am .- The College of Cardinals has agreed to hold a public prayer service on March 6 in St. Peter’s Basilica to pray for the upcoming conclave and the process of electing a new Pope.

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings

Mar 4, 2013 - 07:52 am .- The cardinals of the Catholic Church gathered for their first general meeting this morning to take an oath of secrecy, pray and begin discussing some of the logistics to elect a new Pope.

Old establishment cardinals hope for quick conclave

Mar 4, 2013 - 07:00 am .- While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the old establishment are pushing for a quick conclave.

Cardinals bid Pope farewell with hearts full of thanks

Feb 28, 2013 - 04:25 am .- Echoing the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, Cardinal Angelo Sodano told Pope Benedict that the cardinals’ hearts “burned when walking with you in the past eight years.”

Theologian says cultural renewal starts with Catechism

Feb 28, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A U.S. theology professor's new book seeks to revitalize society through the “integrated whole of the Catholic vision,” found in the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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