Skip to comments.Update on Conclave Start Date
Posted on 03/01/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by marshmallow
We now know that the first meeting of the General Congregation, which brings together all the cardinals during the run-up to the conclave, is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday in Rome. In a break with practice from the last time around, the cardinals will also go back into the General Congregation on Monday afternoon.
The sessions will be held in the Vatican's synod hall, where meetings of synods of bishops take place. Among other things, it's among the few Vatican venues properly equipped to provide simultaneous translation.
(Another is the Vatican Press Office, but it's probably unlikely the cardinals would choose to do the heavy lifting in full public view.)
As a reminder, all the cardinals are eligible to participate in the General Congregation meetings, not just the 115 under 80 who will actually cast ballots in the conclave. At the moment, there are a total of 207 cardinals, after the death Thursday of French Cardinal Jean Marcel Honoré at 92. Not all 207, however, will participate in the General Congregations; we'll know Monday how many actually showed up.
The first order of business is to establish the start date for the conclave, and the fact they're going back to work in the afternoon suggests there's a desire to try to get that nailed down as quickly as possible. (It's not yet clear whether the cardinals will continue going back in the afternoons for the rest of week.)
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Pray for the Cardinals that the Holy Spirit guides them. You can adopt a Cardinal to pray for by going to adoptacardinal.org . They will assign a Cardinal to you for your prayers!
Posted the site website that you posted, but could not adopt a cardinal, problem with their server(s). First day interest.
Wait a bit on trying adoptacardinal.org
I just went there and the website was down due to the heavy load of adoption requests.
(For some reason this reminds me of when the Apostles caught so many fish the nets started tearing.)
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