What kind of pope does the Catholic Church need?
Fox News' John Moody weighs in on conclave
- Duration 5:52
- Date Mar 12, 2013
Fox News' John Moody weighs in on conclave
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Two hours from seeing history now it begins with a 115 cardinals it ends with 77 votes.
That's what you need before you get white smoke and a new poll.
-- the Vatican celebrating a final mass before they will head into the Sistine Chapel.
Close themselves off from the outside world.
John Moody executive vice president and executive editor here at Fox -- author wrote Pope John Paul the second.
A biography nice to see you John good morning to you I gave a little bit as to what happens that they take us inside.
What will they do.
-- out there to do a lot of praying it's not it's not what the news media wants to hear they wanna hear about daggers being withdrawn.
Deals being cut.
You know money changing hands on and it's -- they're gonna pray -- they're praying for guidance.
The cardinals tadano did a and introductory.
And lecture for everybody.
Mostly it was humility let's try to make the right choice let's do it got a sister did when they go in the Sistine Chapel 10:30 eastern time 45 minutes away our time here in New York.
There will be -- today or not necessarily there will almost certainly conduct the first balloting today it will probably not be conclusive.
But by tradition.
Of the day that the cardinals go into the Sistine Chapel they do.
Have one vote in his have to figure out were river but he stands it's two -- stakes in the ground -- Wait a minute -- -- the guy that we thought was going to be the front runner isn't -- what shall we do now.
Given its senses danger cardinals learned of the results of that -- artists know what the results are after they've done the -- that's interesting to foxnews.com.
Does the church need more of a manager to clean of the Vatican's bureaucratic mess or a -- to inspire one point two billion faithful.
In the time of crisis isn't any reason being it's -- it's they'd love to have both they probably won't get that they very seldom have.
Pope John Paul the second naturally you know legendary now nearly -- saint and Benedict.
We're not particularly interested in the CEO function that goes with the red shoes.
And so as a result many people think that the Roman curia the inside group -- actually runs.
The church is in disarray and needs a little but the clean -- Interesting is almost like a different unit manager and an employee.
Some people are good in managing other people are good at at working foxnews.com.
The fact that everyone did not get a chance to speak on Monday.
A clear sign there's still unfinished business before the -- begins does that give us a clue as to how long -- -- It's it's it's a clue in the sense that everybody is going to get a chance to speak they are just not interest stadium.
News cycles or whether this all gets done you know at the top of the hour or not like you have to be these men are in there to.
Try to divine what god wants them to do and they do that by speaking to each other bouncing ideas off of each other and hoping to get inspiration.
I think that's an excellent point because the conversation here in America is that the church has to reach out to Africa has to reach out to Latin America or Asia.
The cardinals take the longest few possible.
On a timeline because they're concerned about the stability and the future.
The church yet people always said the church thinks in centuries that's just not a 21 century way of doing things be in the in this digital age.
But they remain very much -- affected by the passage of time and that's what explains how Benedict one I think seven years ago I was a continuation okay a couple of front runners Angelo Scola he's the archbishop of Milan right to see the guy.
Well how well he's an Italian and there's certainly more Italian electors than any other country.
They would like to bring this back home and I think they think of the pay to see the way we think of the America's cup you know it belongs here.
So Lou cardinal -- -- is the archers from Milan -- -- mention.
He is not part of the curious he's not part of the inner circle it would therefore be seen as somebody who Michael -- And shake things up and try to -- to better four weeks ago you walked into our studio and you told Martha me.
Keep your eye on market or -- from Quebec Canada right should we still.
I think so his star seems to have leveled off a little bit apparently during the weekend conversations.
And again these conversations are so important he may have.
Said a few things that didn't sit right with some of his colleagues he is nonetheless.
In charge of the congregation for bishops a very important part of the Vatican.
And we'll have a lot of friends does that person gets to know everybody through that -- -- the manual to get to promote them.
Now Timothy Dolan archbishop New York City Sean O'Malley from Boston Massachusetts.
Is this possible or -- -- -- for America.
-- of what what what an extreme way of putting it both are hail -- cardinal Dolan.
Over the weekend apparently impressed quite a few of his fellow cardinals with the things that he said.
The impression was he's full of common sense now how often do you say that about somebody -- just -- Cardinal O'Malley from Boston gets high marks in America for his handling of the sex abuse scandal in Boston.
He is a caption friar not a monk friar.
Which would make it a first in quite a long time to have friar assume that of the throne of Peter.
Self deprecating and that makes him all the more interesting to his fellow.
Cardinals into we we showed on our screen there the two conclave in 1970 lasted two days.
And then three days than 2005 -- mistreated two days as well.
Cardinal Gian from -- bossy.
He's an Italian I have ten seconds for you to explain why.
He could be the next -- genius who knows everybody is absolutely.
Revered by his fellow cardinals thank you -- we'll talk again tomorrow.
John Merrick thank you.