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Cardinals from around the world meeting today about the conclave to elect the next Pope no date is going to be sat.
Until the cardinals are all in attendance most of -- -- there have a summer still on their way to Vatican City in Rome we are hearing that.
They will get under way as soon as everybody is an attendance Amy Kellogg -- an attendance and she joins us now live.
From beautiful -- hi Amy.
Martha I think of -- asked the press corps here they would say that one of the greatest of Vatican mysteries.
Is why aren't all of these cardinals here by now.
Anywhere between two and five are still missing apparently.
Martha they have.
Prior engagements but a lot of us are wondering what could possibly trump being here to get ready.
To elect a new -- in any event they do have two weeks from.
The time that the C goes vacant to get here so in fact they're not doing anything wrong and the Vatican says it is is perfectly normal.
However they are not yet here.
And any event we just heard from a couple of US cardinals who have been at the meetings DiNardo and O'Malley saying.
That choosing the Pope is such an enormous task that they don't want to feel governed by a sense of urgency.
I agree with you I think this is the most important decision than -- some of us will ever -- and we need to give -- the time that's necessary.
The legislation at the church gives us no maximum of -- -- case but.
Experience has shown that usually.
That much time it's not necessary.
All the cardinals Martha we've been speaking to these last few days say that they do want plenty of time to deliberate.
In this general congregation.
Because they want the conclave once it happens to go very quickly Martha will see Amy thank you sound lacks we'll be watching we're --
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