Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2013 / 12:26 pm
A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray for the Church and the cardinals in the upcoming Papal conclave.
"Like the apostles were united together with Mary in the Cenacle at Pentecost, today again the cardinals pray in attitude of availability to the Holy Spirit," the center's chaplain, Fr. Fabien Lambert, said in a March 8 statement.
"We would also like to unite ourselves with our cardinals and with all of the Church to pray and intercede for the conclave," he added.
This news follows Vatican press director Fr. Federico Lombardi's March 8 announcement that, after five days of general meetings, the cardinals have decided to start the Papal conclave on Tuesday, March 12.
The cardinals will celebrate a Mass for the Election of a New Pope in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning and "in the afternoon the cardinals will enter into the Conclave," Fr. Lombardi confirmed.