Vatican City, Apr 12, 2005 / 22:00 pm
As cardinals from around the world prepare to elect a new pope, the Vatican announced today that all those who will be part of Monday’s conclave will be called to take their oath on Friday, April 15th.
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff said that all those involved in the forthcoming conclave - both clergy and laity, as approved by the cardinal camerlengo and by the three cardinal assistants, and in keeping with the norms of paragraph 48 of the Apostolic Constitution 'Universi Domini gregis' - will be obligated to swear prescribed oath on Friday.
Those who will be present, in accordance with paragraph 46 of Universi Dominici gregis, will be:
- The Secretary of the College of Cardinals.