The Conclave Begins

People in Saint Peter's Square watch a live television screen showing cardinals entering the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Tuesday to begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict. Red-robed cardinals retreated behind the heavy wooden doors of the Sistine Chapel at the start of a conclave that will elect a new pope to tackle the strife and scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
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( REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito / March 12, 2013 )

People in Saint Peter's Square watch a live television screen showing cardinals entering the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Tuesday to begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict. Red-robed cardinals retreated behind the heavy wooden doors of the Sistine Chapel at the start of a conclave that will elect a new pope to tackle the strife and scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church.

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