The Papal Conclave to elect a new Pope wil begin today. 115 Cardinals will come together in the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. The last public event for all 115 cardinals will be a mass which will be held in St Peter’s Basilica this morning. They will then make their way to the Sistine Chapel where the first vote is expected to take place in the evening. From then on two votes will be held each day – 12:00 (11:00 GMT) and 18:00 – until one candidate reaches 77 votes or a two-third majority.
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