Cardinals to Vote on Conclave Start Date
The Vatican says the conclave to elect a new pope will likely start in the first few days of next week.
Vatican spokesman Father Tom Rosica told reporters that cardinals will vote Friday afternoon on the start date of the conclave but said it was "likely'' they would choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
The cardinals have been attending pre-conclave meetings to discuss the problems of the church and decide who among them is best suited to fix them as pope.
Only Cardinals under the age of 80 are allowed to vote, including Toronto's Archbishop Cardinal Thomas Collins.