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The Conclave to Elect the Next Pope Begins.

by coldwarrior ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Christianity, History, Religion, Special Report at March 11th, 2013 - 7:41 pm

The Conclave to elect the next Pope begins; the Interregnum draws to a close.

EWTN is the place for in depth live coverage. We look for white smoke from the Sistine Chapel.

 

This Post will stay in place in Special Report until a new Pontiff is Elected.

 

Vatican City, Mar 9, 2013 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican press office director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has revealed details of the daily schedule of the Conclave set to begin March 12.

The Mass for Election of a New Pontiff will take place on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Beginning at 3:45 p.m., Cardinals will be transferred from the St. Martha House, the building where the Cardinals will reside during the Conclave, to the Vatican.

From there, Cardinals will process from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel where they will pray Vespers and officially enter the Conclave at 5:00 p.m.

The first possible smoke sighting will be on Tuesday evening at around 7:00 p.m.

If the smoke is black, the Cardinals will reconvene the next morning beginning with Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the Pauline Chapel and mid-morning prayer. Voting will begin again at approximately 9:30 a.m.

There will be four votes per day, with two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Smoke is always sent up after the two morning votes – around noon – and then again after the afternoon set of votes – around 7:00 p.m..

However, if the first vote of either the morning or afternoon set results in the election of a new Pope, the smoke will be seen earlier.

The Cardinals will follow this schedule until a new Pope is elected.

During the press conference, it was revealed that the main reason for Tuesday start of the Conclave was chosen to allow more time for preparations to the Sistine Chapel and St. Martha House.

 

First Day (March 12, 2013) ADD 5 HOURS for Eastern US Time
3.45p Transfer from the Domus Santae Marthae to the Apostolic Palace
4.30p Procession from the Pauline Chapel and Entrance into the Sistine Chapel
4.45p Individual Oath by each Cardinal and possible first ballot
7.15p Vespers in the Sistine Chapel
7.30p Transfer to the Domus Santae Marthae
8:00p Dinner

Schedule for Subsequent Days
6.30 – 7.30a Breakfast
7.45a Transfer to Pauline Chapel
8.15 – 9.15a Celebration of Mass in the Pauline Chapel
9.30a Mid-morning Prayer from Divine Office* in Sistine Chapel and Voting
12.30p Transfer to the Domus Santae Marthae
1:00p Lunch
4:00p Transfer to Apostolic Palace
4.50p Voting in the Sistine Chapel
7.15p Vespers in the Sistine Chapel
7.30p Transfer to the Domus Santae Marthae
8:00p Dinner

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63 Responses to “The Conclave to Elect the Next Pope Begins.”
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  1. huckfunn
    1 | March 11, 2013 8:04 pm

    Has anyone started a bracket for the Sweet Sistine?


  2. mtc
    2 | March 11, 2013 8:39 pm

    I want Tim Dolan but I’ll take anyone.


  3. mtc
    3 | March 12, 2013 11:15 am

    The Cardinals are about to go into the Sistine Chapel according to EWTN. They’re covering it live now.


  4. 4 | March 12, 2013 11:15 am

    Smoke watch! Boy, I remember this well from way, way back in (a Catholic) grade school. Hope they can try and do as good as My Man Joe…


  5. mtc
    5 | March 12, 2013 11:19 am

    During the procession they will have the litany of the saints. They will sing the name of the saints and the response is “Pray for us.”. Sung in Latin of course.


  6. lobo91
    6 | March 12, 2013 11:20 am

    San Francisco Priest Removes Pope’s Picture From Church Rectory Over Fears Of Offending Gays…

    Maybe it’s time for the Church to withdraw from San Francisco…


  7. mtc
    7 | March 12, 2013 11:22 am

    @ lobo91:
    I saw that, that’s disgusting.


  8. mtc
    8 | March 12, 2013 11:34 am

    They’ve started the procession from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine.


  9. mtc
    9 | March 12, 2013 11:41 am

    What a beautiful scene! All that red and lace!


  10. mtc
    10 | March 12, 2013 12:06 pm

    They’re swearing the oath now.


  11. mtc
    11 | March 12, 2013 12:17 pm

    It’s fascinating to match names to faces.


  12. 12 | March 12, 2013 12:19 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Has anyone started a bracket for the Sweet Sistine?

    That is almost Buzzsaw good…


  13. mtc
    13 | March 12, 2013 12:31 pm

    I hope someone no one ever thought of gets elected.


  14. mtc
    14 | March 12, 2013 12:33 pm

    They just cleared out the Sistine. The master of ceremonies said, “Extra omnes” which means get out.


  15. mtc
    15 | March 12, 2013 12:45 pm

    The first smoke should be at 2:30 eastern


  16. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | March 12, 2013 12:52 pm

    mtc wrote:

    They’ve started the procession from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine.

    To the tune of “Sistine Candles,” no doubt…


  17. coldwarrior
    17 | March 12, 2013 12:54 pm

    i’ve been in the sistine chapel. it is rather intimidating to say the least.


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | March 12, 2013 2:43 pm

    black smoke.

    try again tomorrow


  19. mtc
    19 | March 12, 2013 2:45 pm

    No decision yet.


  20. RIX
    20 | March 12, 2013 2:46 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    black smoke.

    try again tomorrow

    I thought that Obama would make it on the first ballot!


  21. mtc
    21 | March 12, 2013 2:46 pm

    That was a lot of smoke.


  22. Lily
    22 | March 12, 2013 2:46 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    black smoke.
    try again tomorrow

    Don’t they vote twice a day?


  23. mtc
    23 | March 12, 2013 2:47 pm

    @ RIX:
    Thank God no!


  24. Lily
    24 | March 12, 2013 2:48 pm

    RIX wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    black smoke.
    try again tomorrow
    I thought that Obama would make it on the first ballot!

    With the Cardinals? LOL!
    /obama forcing himself on there oh yeah I can see that with an EO….whatyamean an EO doesn’t work here?


  25. lobo91
    25 | March 12, 2013 2:49 pm

    Lily wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    black smoke.
    try again tomorrow
    Don’t they vote twice a day?

    Four times (twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon/evening) starting tomorrow.


  26. mtc
    26 | March 12, 2013 2:50 pm

    Today they vote once but from now on they vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon.


  27. lobo91
    27 | March 12, 2013 2:50 pm

    @ RIX:

    I thought that Obama would make it on the first ballot!

    I was expecting Sandra Fluke.


  28. Lily
    28 | March 12, 2013 2:50 pm

    @ mtc:

    Okay I knew they voted more than once a day.


  29. Lily
    29 | March 12, 2013 2:51 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    black smoke.
    try again tomorrow
    Don’t they vote twice a day?
    Four times (twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon/evening) starting tomorrow.

    Darn and I’m Catholic and should have known this…*hangs head in shame*.


  30. Lily
    30 | March 12, 2013 2:53 pm

    mtc wrote:

    That was a lot of smoke.

    Well everyone knew there wasn’t going to be new Pope today. Some are saying by Thursday…I think that might be wishful thinking.


  31. mtc
    31 | March 12, 2013 2:54 pm

    @ lobo91:
    GMTA!


  32. buzzsawmonkey
    32 | March 12, 2013 2:55 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Well everyone knew there wasn’t going to be new Pope today.

    They have a lot of things to discuss. It’s not just a Pope-ularity contest.


  33. Lily
    33 | March 12, 2013 2:56 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    LOL!


  34. mtc
    34 | March 12, 2013 3:00 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    The pundits treat it that way.


  35. mtc
    35 | March 12, 2013 3:01 pm

    Vote for Tim!


  36. mtc
    36 | March 12, 2013 3:03 pm

    Make Obama’s head spin; vote for Burke meaner than a bag of rattlers.


  37. RIX
    37 | March 12, 2013 3:12 pm

    mtc wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Thank God no!

    Bet that he feels slighted.


  38. RIX
    38 | March 12, 2013 3:13 pm

    With the Cardinals? LOL!
    /obama forcing himself on there oh yeah I can see that with an EO….whatyamean an EO doesn’t work here?@ Lily:

    Must be racism./


  39. RIX
    39 | March 12, 2013 3:14 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    I thought that Obama would make it on the first ballot!

    I was expecting Sandra Fluke.

    Now that would be an inspired choice.


  40. buzzsawmonkey
    40 | March 12, 2013 3:16 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    I was expecting Sandra Fluke.

    But the Church wouldn’t pay for her birth control!


  41. The Osprey
    41 | March 12, 2013 3:21 pm

    Ann Barnhardt is pulling for Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco.

    I have to say the guy looks imposingly Papal.

    Forza Angelo!


  42. mtc
    42 | March 12, 2013 3:28 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    When I signed up with adoptacardinal.org, that’s the cardinal they gave me. He is the head of the Italian Bishops Conference. It’s the only conference of bishops whose president is chosen by the Pope. He has received death threats and bullets in the mail from gay groups because he is against gay marriage.


  43. buzzsawmonkey
    43 | March 12, 2013 3:30 pm

    mtc wrote:

    He has received death threats and bullets in the mail from gay groups because he is against gay marriage.

    Oh, but same-sex marriage is no big deal. People here have told me so.


  44. mtc
    44 | March 12, 2013 3:36 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    I’ve always said to gay people I know that scare tactics and law breaking aren’t going to get them what they want. If they were more reasonable, they might get further.


  45. mtc
    45 | March 12, 2013 3:37 pm

    Also more moderation might help.


  46. mtc
    46 | March 12, 2013 3:58 pm

    The next smoke should be anywhere from 4:30 AM to 6 AM Eastern.


  47. mtc
    47 | March 12, 2013 3:59 pm

    Follow @conclavechimney on Twiiter and # blacksmoke is trending.


  48. coldwarrior
    48 | March 12, 2013 7:43 pm

    The doors of the Sistine Chapel close, and Shephard Smith of Fox News tells the world that it’s “ridiculous” to have this sort of secret process in the Twitter era. Thanks for your opinion, Shep. We’ll let you know when we need more of your guidance.

    Oh, wait; here’s another gem coming right now. Shep finds it absurd that dozens of media outlets are spending millions of dollars to cover the conclave, and in the end the result will be announced by a puff of white smoke.

    This time he’s right. It certainly is absurd.

    But what’s absurd is not the secret process, or the traditional white smoke. What’s absurd is that the networks spend their resources providing “news” coverage of an event about which no news is available. That’s what “secret” means, you know; we won’t have any news until we have a new Pontiff.

    But the sound trucks are in place and the talking heads are on camera. They can’t just admit that there’s nothing to say, so they fill the airwaves with uninformed commentary.

    Yessir, there’s a whole group of prominent people acting ridiculous. And I’m not talking about the cardinals.


  49. 49 | March 12, 2013 10:03 pm

    @ cold warrior:

    Shep’s a fine one to talk about the media spending millions to cover the Conclave; when Benedict resigned, he was on the first plane to Rome and was dong his show from there, even though it was clear that nothing was going to be happening in the way of selection of a replacement for well over a week.

    Now he’s back in Rome. The weather in Rome isn’t that favorable this time of year, but it’s a beautiful city and a good time, particularly when Fox is picking up the tab.


  50. 50 | March 12, 2013 11:34 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    I, for one, would very much like to see the next Pope take the fight to The Mohammedans, The Left, The Communists, and start Excommunicating folks such as The Botox Bimbo from Buggeryland!


  51. mtc
    51 | March 13, 2013 5:52 am

    The crowds are in St. Peter’s Square waiting.


  52. mtc
    52 | March 13, 2013 5:53 am

    @ Macker:
    She is automatically excommunicated, but it’s not being enforced.


  53. 53 | March 13, 2013 7:07 am

    Macker wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    I, for one, would very much like to see the next Pope take the fight to The Mohammedans, The Left, The Communists, and start Excommunicating folks such as The Botox Bimbo from Buggeryland!

    Amen! I couldn’t add a thing…..


  54. mtc
    54 | March 13, 2013 8:54 am

    No pope yet. The next smoke is around 1 or 2 PM. In 2005, there was a pope elected by that point.


  55. mtc
    55 | March 13, 2013 8:55 am

    @ Macker:
    Not to mention Biden and Sebelius.


  56. 56 | March 13, 2013 9:02 am

    mtc wrote:

    @ Macker:
    She is automatically excommunicated, but it’s not being enforced.

    Hmmm…I am not Roman Catholic, so wouldn’t the priests who gave them Communion also be Excommunicated?


  57. 57 | March 13, 2013 11:47 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    San Francisco Priest Removes Pope’s Picture From Church Rectory Over Fears Of Offending Gays…
    Maybe it’s time for the Church to withdraw from San Francisco…

    Why doesn’t the Roman Catholic Church defrock priests and disavow any connection with churches that don’t follow the rules?


  58. mtc
    58 | March 13, 2013 2:26 pm

    WHITE SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  59. mtc
    59 | March 13, 2013 2:27 pm

    HABEMUS PAPAM!!!!


  60. mtc
    60 | March 13, 2013 2:27 pm

    Still waiting to find out who it is!


  61. mtc
    61 | March 13, 2013 2:42 pm

    The square is packed even though it is raining.


  62. mtc
    62 | March 13, 2013 2:43 pm

    The announcement will be made by Cardinal Tauran of France the senior cardinal deacon.


  63. 63 | March 13, 2013 2:46 pm

    @ mtc:

    I have a breaking News Thread on that.


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