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.
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