Now that the conclave has started, it is anyone’s guess as to how long it will last or who will emerge from the Sistine Chapel as our next Holy Father.

In the meantime, here are some infographics to give you a better idea of what’s going on as the cardinals begin voting. (Click on any of the graphics to view them full size)

Here’s a distribution of cardinal-electors by age, country and region:



This shows some info about the locations involved in the conclave – where the cardinals gather to pray, vote, eat their meals and stay overnight:


And if you’ve ever wondered how the process itself works, here’s a helpful chart: