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All of the next -- Lauren Green our religion correspondent is at our Rome bureau right away now actually she's not the bureau there she is right out in front of the Vatican how lovely Laura wonderful -- -- I guess there is a -- I think evident excitement building amongst the -- down terrorists.
Absolutely -- and does congregation meetings they've been having all week.
As of today they've -- those that the tally is a 161.
Cardinals actually spoken during -- that period which is where they are learning more about each other and about what qualities are needed for the new public and they give an idea of how long this conflict may last but.
All eyes are on saint Peter's basilica of Saint Peter's Square where this morning that balcony was prepared for the appearance of the new -- that is where.
You will see the new Pope.
For the first time.
But -- -- there are reports the cardinals have developed two camps the Americans along with those outside the Roman curia the Vatican government.
Are said to be supporting cardinal Angelo Scola.
The 71 year old is archbishop of Milan Italy's largest diocese -- Along with -- Venice has produced five -- So as a conservative theologian who's known for reaching out to the Muslim world and is seen as being able to live clean up the -- of the scandal plagued Vatican.
The -- said to be supporting cardinal.
A -- sure he's of resilience of German descent who would give the church its first Latin American Pope.
The region is home to about 40% of the world's Catholics -- American cardinals -- use it as you've heard of are really getting a lot of attention like New -- Timothy Dolan.
Boston's Sean O'Malley an even Houston's Daniel DiNardo.
But the two factions that have developed.
I have really signaled the -- multiple -- They're looking for someone is holy because he's preaching the gospel -- -- you know he should be living that gospel that he's preaching.
Then they also want a brilliant theologian 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.
Just I don't know if that actually existent within the -- of cardinals battle among the things that will happen tomorrow is at the cardinals will move into the Santa Monica residence which is his sequestered residents -- -- -- and conclave.
And then at 10 AM they will have -- and conclave mass in saint Peter's basilica.
We should see the first wears a black or white smoke somewhere around 7 o'clock -- time maybe 8 o'clock and bit Vatican cameras will actually be trained on the smokestack outside of Sistine Chapel so you have -- -- your eyes from.
Here in Saint Peter's Square you can barely see that there but they will be trained there to give everybody -- very close shot.
Of the -- -- up there.
Black smoke means no -- white smoke means there is a new quote but all the reports say that we likely will not have a new Pope tomorrow.
So the -- probably will continue Wednesday Thursday and maybe even to Friday we don't know how long it will take but you're right we could see a new Pope by the end of this week Jonathan.
And Lauren I did the I deer of these two sort of factions within the within the group cardinals now does that.
To most experts -- imply that this is likely to be a -- government rather than shorter conclave.
Well a lot of -- said because it taken so much time with in the general congregation meetings.
They know each other now and that's what these meetings were about.
They need to know who these other cardinals are and -- what other qualities and then -- the sort of qualities the church actually -- so.
Many analysts are thinking that as an indication that the conflict will not last more than about four or five days at best.
All right Lauren -- -- fun that.
Will be checking in -- you know data on a daily basis and I believe Lauren is going to be anchoring her show from there as well spirited debate.
I will be great to see you and thanks for guiding us through it all Lauren Green thanks for being have a great day.
In -- How could you not have a great day in -- really there -- no such thing as a bad day in room I would imagine.
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