Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of 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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