Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Conclave

Vatican Conclave

Vatican Conclave

They’re getting closer – though there is no date yet – to electing a new Pope to lead the Catholic Church.

FOX News Radio’s Simon Owen has the latest from our European bureau:

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Vatican Conclave

The Vatican hasn’t set a date for the Papal election yet, the Conclave.  The cardinals haven’t all arrived yet – at the last count, five were still en route.  So, in the meantime, the cardinals who are there are holding a second day of preliminary meetings.

(Cardinal speaking in Italian)

One of France’s cardinals saying it’s a time to get to know each other.

The Sistine Chapel, where the conclave takes place, has now closed for pre-conclave preparations.  The last time this happened, that work included installing a false floor to hide anti-bugging devices.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.

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