Archive of April 16, 2005

Cardinals finish meetings, John Paul’s Fisherman’s Ring destroyed

Apr 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican Press Office director denied media reports that the official meetings of the cardinals, known as General Congregations, ended with the discussion of names to succeed Pope John Paul II.

Vatican reveals conclave schedule

Apr 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Voting for the successor of Pope John Paul II could begin as early as Monday evening, said Vatican Press Office director Joaquin Navarro-Valls.

Dome, gardens off-limits to tourists during conclave

Apr 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With the conclave opening tomorrow, the Holy See is restricting movement in and around the Vatican to ensure cardinals the privacy and discretion that the conclave requires.

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