Greensboro-- One-hundred-seventeen Catholic Cardinals from around the world are either in, or will be heading to, Rome both for the official retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, and to begin the process of electing a new Pope.
Father Christopher Davis of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Greensboro, said the Cardinals will go behind closed doors at the Sistine Chapel and through fasting, prayer, and guidance from the Holy Spirit, elect a new Pope to lead the Catholic Church.
Father Chris said he expects they will make a decision before Easter, but that there is really no way to put a time table on the deliberation.
"The Consistory will last as long as it needs to. It may be one vote, it may be more than one vote there at Rome, they don't leave until it is done."
Father Davis said he looks forward to a prayerful Pope who evangelizes in a way that people, Catholic or not, can understand and come to love.
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