Getting Ready for the Conclave [VIDEO]
In less than 24 hours, the final process to electing a new Pope will begin with the first votes of the Papal Conclave.
FOX News Radio’s Courtney Walsh previews from the Vatican:
Tomorrow morning, the 115 cardinals will leave the Santa Maria dormitory on Vatican grounds and go to a Mass at St. Peter’s to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance as they choose one of their fellow Princes of the Church to become Pope. In the afternoon, they will go to the Sistine Chapel, and after taking oaths of secrecy and closing the wooden doors, the voting will begin around 1pm New York time.
If no one gets 77 votes – or 2/3 – there will be black smoke. White means they have found a new head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
Vatican media says two cardinals are in pole position – Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan and Brazil’s Cardinal Odilo Scherer – but New York’s Cardinal Dolan has impressed many.
At the Vatican, Courtney Walsh, FOX News Radio.
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