Cardinals make final preparations ahead of papal conclave
Lauren Green reports from Rome
- Duration 3:13
- Date Mar 11, 2013
Lauren Green reports from Rome
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In their final preparations in Vatican City now ahead of the historic conclave tomorrow.
Cardinals closings -- closing rather.
Themselves inside the Sistine Chapel closing themselves off from the outside world and starting the process of electing the next Pope.
-- Adrian is live in Saint Peter's Square in the -- what's the word on the front runners.
You know there are reports -- bill this morning that bit.
-- -- also developed two camps the Americans along with those outside the Roman curia which is the Vatican government are said to be supporting.
Cardinal Angelo Scola is a 71 year old archbishop of Milan Italy's largest diocese which along with -- -- has produced five -- Goal is considered a theologian a conservative theologian who's known for reaching out to the Muslim world.
He's seen as someone with his strength the cleanup the mess -- -- scandal plagued mannequin.
But enough -- -- being supported as cardinal -- shirts of resilience of German descent.
Who would give the -- first Latin American -- remember the region is home to about 40% of the world's Catholics.
The American cardinals also emerging as serious contenders like New York Timothy Dolan Boston's Sun Valley and even Houston's Daniel DiNardo.
Analysts that we talk was that although the Americans are making quite a splash here in Rome it's too early.
To bank on it though.
You know Lauren the Vatican insiders have their money a lot of different people but but they seem to be different categories of the favorites and then the middle ground and then -- perhaps the long shots.
What are they say the cardinals will be focused on.
During the conclave when it begins on Tuesday.
-- talked about there -- two camps developing and this really is giving an indication of what the cardinals are looking for but it's also giving an indication.
-- what about the church's.
Have multiple weeks take a listen.
They're looking for someone -- holy because he's preaching the gospel and he should you know he should be living that gospel that he's preaching.
Then they also want a brilliant yellow urgent you know and then they want somebody who can communicate to grammar school kids.
And then they want somebody who can reform that the Vatican carry out what they're looking for -- Jesus Christ of an MBA.
Not sure that exists actually -- the cardinal with some other finishing touches they've made this morning yes.
On the balcony.
Got a lot of activity here very close to saint -- prairie -- Hear the sirens I had a lot of stuff going on today.
There's a lot -- -- of the balcony where people we'll get a first chance to look at the new Pope when he emerges after that white smoke.
Also -- -- news out of that the cardinals congregation meeting this morning the last with happy with the promptly starts tomorrow.
They announce that at 12 eastern time tomorrow they'll be a swearing in of all it -- Hillary stuff remember they have to be there to help the cardinals in the conflict.
And and also the final possession and sell everything kicks off at 7:30 tomorrow morning with the cardinals entering -- sequestered living quarters bill.
There's that word again.
And Jesus had more than an MBA I do believe Lauren thank you we look forward tomorrow when -- get -- Lauren Green there to sell.