Conclave Timeline

11/03/2013 7:15 pm

During a weekend briefing for journalists in the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ outlined a timetable for the ceremonies and proceedings on the first days of the Conclave.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

all times Rome local: GMT +1

10:00 Holy Mass "Pro eligendo Pontifice"
15:45 Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Pauline Chapel
16:30 Procession from Pauline Chapel to Sistine Chapel
16:45 Oath administered and Extra omnes! Proclaimed
  Followed by meditation by Card. Prosper Grech, OSA
  First vote - BLACK SMOKE
19:15 Vespers
19:30 Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

all times Rome local: GMT +1

06:30 Breakfast served in Domus Marthae (until 07:30)
07:45 Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Sistine Chapel
08:15 Mass
09:30 Hora Media in Sistine Chapel
  Morning vote(s) scrutiny(ies) taken
  Third vote: BLACK SMOKE
12:30 Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Cardinals return to Sistine Chapel
16:50 Scrutinies taken
19:08 Fifth vote: WHITE SMOKE
20:14 Habemus Papum - Pope Francis


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