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Tonight on AC360: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome
Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo are in Rome to cover the papal conclave
March 11th, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome

Just hours from now, 115 Roman Catholic cardinals will enter the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel to begin their top secret conclave to choose a new pope. Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome tonight on the final preparations on the historic vote.

The process steeped in deep tradition dates back centuries. The cardinals will be in seclusion until a decision is made on who will be the new spiritual leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, a successor for Pope Benedict the XVI, the first living pope to step down in nearly 600 years. Tonight you’ll see what will go on inside the infamous Sistine Chapel when the doors are closed and the voting takes place.

We’ll also give you a look at the next pope’s wardrobe. Three sets of papal garments in sizes small, medium and large are already hand-tailored and ready for use. This way whoever becomes the next pope has robes that fit. Did you know they’ll be able to add their own flare to the clothing? We’ll show you the workshops where the specialized tailoring is done.

We’ll also dig into the papal contenders and much more. Join us at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.


Filed under: Religion • The Pope
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Jeanne

    How do these Cardinals communicate with each other...I terprters like the U.N?

    March 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm |
  2. Walter Lazarski

    Anderson, The question of how to pick a new Pope or a Bishop or even a priest is answered directly in the Bible. This should not be so mysterious. They just need to read their Bible and follow the directions.
    . The Catholic Bible gives the qualifications in the book of the Bible called 1 Timothy, chapter 3 and verses1-7. Also in Titus 2: 1-5. These directions also show that they do not have to be celibate. They should be allowed to marry and raise children. However history shows that the decision for celibacy was made 600 years after Christ in order to keep potential family from receiving an inheritance from the church.
    One more thing, 1 Timothy 4:3 says that in later periods of time they would teach commands of men as doctrines and forbid to marry. They just need to follow their own Bible .

    March 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm |
  3. Brother Joseph Murphy

    I take exception to the phrase "infamous Sistine Chapel." It contains some of the world's most precious artistic masterpieces!

    March 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm |