Last cardinal-elector due at Vatican tomorrow
A prayer service is held in the Sistine Chapel on October 31, 2012. The papal conclave will happen here.
March 6th, 2013
07:38 AM ET

Last cardinal-elector due at Vatican tomorrow

Slowly but surely, the Catholic Church's cardinals are putting themselves in position to elect a new pope.

All but two of the 115 cardinals eligible to elect the new pope are now in Rome, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi announced Wednesday. One more is due to arrive this afternoon, and the last one on Thursday, he said.

No date has yet been proposed for the secret election, or conclave, to select the successor to former pontiff Benedict XVI, who resigned last week. For more on today's developments at the Vatican, read this story.

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