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I think it's imperative that we take you the very latest information and do that we'll take you directly to Rome right now.
That's where Iraq people correspondent -- and us is a standing by as we speak -- Phyllis and -- The latest sir what's going on.
-- -- that's right we are live in Rome Italy just a few blocks away from the walls of Vatican City.
We're like you said next to saint Peter's basilica which is over my left shoulder 115.
Cardinal electors who answered the Sistine Chapel.
And vote for the very first time -- cast their first ballot.
Now like you said this conclave.
Has a different -- than the rest experts say -- for for different reasons you had mentioned it.
At the top of the hour when it came to you the American candidates like Sean O'Malley and archbishop of York Timothy Dolan.
You know the last time.
That the Catholic Church had a Pope.
That was non European was 12172.
Years ago Gregory the third from -- so now this conclave actually you know also started.
Because of the retirement of Pope Benedict the sixteenth again an unprecedented moment so.
And this time it really has shaped up to be hopefully.
It is going to be an exciting time now for the first time the conclave there's a serious chance for a hopefully America's well before we get into that.
Let's get into really what happened this weekend on Friday the general congregations which is the general meetings in which the college of cardinals meet to discuss well who they think could be.
The Pope in what kind of characteristics they're looking for and and really the talk -- everything from the back to leak scandal to sexual abuses.
On the eighth meeting on Friday they announced the conclave would start tomorrow -- the first vote is expected to happen anywhere from 1230.
To 2 o'clock in the afternoon -- now on Saturday.
This was really interstate inside the Sistine Chapel.
This is where they really set up the vote.
Now I mean I had this really see this I hadn't read it twice -- to actually believe -- -- jamming devices are being put inside the Sistine Chapel.
To keep the 115 -- not only.
From really tweeting.
Or really using their phones to -- -- supersede the white or black smoke that traditionally comes out of the chimney the chimney installed.
By local firefighters on top of the Sistine Chapel as well on Saturday now I decide to put -- wooden floor.
Now the wood floor some believe was not meant to hide the jamming devices but -- -- one floor was there.
Really to set up a stable walkway for the cardinals walked to one from the -- Angelo.
What it was lay in front of -- -- he Michelangelo's last judgment.
Now what -- that's with no place their ballots so -- really just wanted it -- -- protect the the cardinals on Sunday.
Like you had sent -- a very interesting moment when the cardinal.
The cardinals went to their people lobby churches to to lobby churches are really a part of history when it comes of the Catholic Church it's where.
Really the cardinals are assigned to their specific parishes here in Rome.
And they had a chance to have a mass cardinal -- be -- -- -- rare who is considered.
-- most likely Hispanic candidate out of Brazil of maybe you actually become Pope had held his mask also -- -- separate ceremony.
Across town this confidence and the San Francisco -- -- -- by.
Cardinal from Mexico -- -- that -- held his mess in which he also said that he believes this conclave.
Is going to go by very quickly so interesting interesting perspectives or -- -- -- -- who's really getting a lot of hype for.
For maybe becoming an expo and Mexico's go to -- -- and -- -- -- Canada and you know after that today really there hasn't been much going on besides the last ten.
Congregation meeting in which the cardinals finally met on the night before like you had said roughly 22 hours before the first though now this weekend.
It's really crowded -- crowded -- people from all over the world especially from Latin America and there was no better.
-- -- -- Peter's basilica and secular Saint Peter's Square excuse -- Vatican City to talk about what really Atlanta -- hope.
In the next folks let's play that -- -- that's important.
-- -- -- -- -- That is and the out of being put -- -- -- -- -- -- show.
And don't go to C don't know him and the united that in general -- -- sanity you know.
He's being gotten teasing look what settlement school -- -- that I want to Sebelius -- taking -- him.
Where is the most is what else is almost as -- -- some of I think that a Brazilian put -- group is -- only.
Was -- evidently a little rules that -- EU group game with his Olympic events yet -- you'll -- -- I still -- the president.
Well it's out of the Vatican council and the in the sixties former nanny.
And I would love to see -- -- leap forward into its -- -- first century.
In a lot of its.
Plans for women.
And women's role in the church.
And -- and be much more humanitarian.
And let's be realistic.
Let -- that they believe etiquette where they let a lead that he -- that -- -- A -- he'll be -- messier just eleven batted.
-- those is me.
We immediately can get mean -- and the issue that the -- an important.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You from the in the Mandela -- relevant nowadays feels.
He can play -- was inadequate immigration doesn't -- -- you see -- -- a really a lot of challenges before the Catholic Church everything from sexual abuse scandals.
So really what the rights in the church needs to go.
And Latin America everyone has their opinions and their priorities.
But really we won't know the church can't move forward.
Until they have a new Pope and again that begins tomorrow a local time it'll be a start at 345.
And -- -- be around 1145 -- time.
Unsupported but your time excuse me when there will start done.
Mass at saint Peter's basilica and move to -- Pauline chapel and then from there -- will have a procession from the same Pauline chapel.
All the way into the Sistine Chapel and then we can expect them to really put in one ballot tomorrow that's one ballot and experts say don't expect any.
White smoke on the first ballot.
Consider -- like the primaries where many.
Different candidates are going to be mention the first time and as each day goes by and each ballot goes by.
Those six to eight candidates those debt go down and dwindled down to maybe the top -- so it's gonna be really exciting we're looking at maybe seeing.
White or black smoke anywhere tomorrow from 12:30 to 2 o'clock eastern time.
I should let people know as well hey you know I should let people -- well Brian we've got a conversation going on here.
An extremely -- there's a lot of reaction from people -- there that they've pretty much your -- Parallel to what you had mentioned moments ago people like I've got three of them here in front of -- one of them says.
The biggest concern for me as a sexual abuse scandal another one says.
The church needs to open more rules for women possibly even -- -- -- position for women and another one says interestingly enough.
I think the most important thing that I'm looking for in this next -- is that he has.
A personality and conviction to move the church which leads me to my question to you is there any talk of -- more.
-- I mean maybe like -- John the 23 prior to the second Vatican somebody who could really.
Move this church in a different perhaps a more.
Let me not use the word progressive for you Brian because I know that -- -- -- many different things let me say -- different direction.
That's all the talk -- the Italian papers and that's really why this conclave.
Is so different because there is a sense.
That the church really wants to move in the direction towards the future more optimistic future.
And that is why for the very first time a Latin American -- Latino -- He's -- likely now looking at three different candidates that kind of really touch on some of the qualities you were talking about.
We'll be -- -- source rare out of Brazil he 63 years old right.
And he is part of the roaming Kodiak yes he had a high position around the studio which is.
Really the Vatican government inside the -- government now he's from Brazil the -- is well if we could bring in somebody from the most populous Catholic state.
In the world.
Well what's what's more looking into the future than that he 63 he's young and the talkies -- -- wanting to go to somebody that can have.
This position from war.
In just a few years now outside of that some people are looking at Wal-Mart and Diego and -- Oscar on this Monday -- guys from Honduras so he's somebody.
That really is about social justice and he really is a fighter.
Against poverty he's that he believes he leads actually to Catholic Church.
-- largest come.
Non profit and so -- and he's somebody that that people looking at all so and then outside of that it's Leonardo son.
Now somebody -- somebody who's actually had the third highest position and the Vatican he's from Argentina.
And so a lot of that's the three deaths of three different candidates that we're talking about.
Look it's the America's got Timothy Dolan -- got Sean O'Malley and he got the Americans and that's where everyone's looking out for hope and change.
And it could very well be someone that no one's even mentioned yet because it's kinda like.
Sports in many ways are -- draft in the NFL you.
You're you're you think you're positive you know your team's gonna pick and all of a sudden they pick somebody that you've never heard of and that's a possibility of a memory.
This man doesn't even have to be -- cardinal to be chosen the next Pope I mean if you go by the letter of the law all right so.
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