115 cardinals solemnly enter Conclave to elect new Successor

One hand on the Sacred Scripture and a heart full of prayer. The 115 cardinals processed from the Pauline Chapel into the Sistine Chapel: Each step marked by the chanting of the Litany of the Saints, to their place beneath Michelangelo’s ceiling. Immersed in the spiritual splendor of Chapel frescoes, the cardinals sang the hymn “Veni, Creator Spiritus”, a solemn invocation of the Holy Spirit, and in turn swore the oath on the Book of the Gospels. A succession of faces and a charismatic expression of a Church that embraces all the colors of the world, culminating in the Extra omnes of the Master of Papal Ceremonies, Mon. Guido Marini. For 25th time, the Sistine Chapel opened its doors to welcome the ca …

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