March 4th, 2013
12:49 AM ET

Cardinals could set date to elect new pope

Cardinals of the Catholic Church meet at 3:30 a.m. ET and then again at 11 a.m. ET Monday, at which time they may set a date for the conclave to elect the next pope.
Pope Benedict XVI vacated the papacy just four days ago, citing ailing health. He is 85.
He was the first pope to resign in 600 years.

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  1. Jay jay

    Im staying out of this one! Way too many variables...

    March 4, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. USA Bob

    They'll elect a spry 74yo now. Some guy who can barely eat a bowl of soup, without slobbering himself.

    March 5, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Devout Catholic

    I have been a devout, ;practicing Catholic my entire life. Silencing the American Catholic Bishops prior to the Conclave is just the latest in the series of nightmares I have witnessed in my Church. Currently I have Catholics who go to Church once a year on Easter telling me I should be defending The Church, not attacking it. Unfortunately, I never believed that denial or covering up scandal is like Jesus. We are supposed to be like Jesus. Are these Cardinals like Jesus?

    March 7, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Godson

    they should give all that consin the people so that we no what is going on.

    March 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    @Godson, it's "know" not "no"
    Just so you know 😉 lol

    March 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ Devout Catholic, Is any religion representative of God and his word? Yes the bible has been tampered with (adding, subtracting and even twisting his words) but if following Jesus' example and Gods commands is what you desire with all your mind, heart, and soul ... you will search for it as tho you're searching for gold.

    March 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Julio

    Peter the Roman will be his name.

    March 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |