The Conclave begins on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Cardinals moved to the Casa Santa Marta, which will be a secured residence throughout the period of the Conclave. The building has been prepared for this task over the last few days, including a room which will initially host the Pope after he is elected. The suite set aside for the new Pope is number 201. The new Pope is expected to stay in the Casa Santa Marta for at least a few weeks to allow time for the reopening and preparation of the papal apartment on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace. Meanwhile, in anticipation of the conclave, the clothes which will be worn by the new pope were placed in the “Room of Tears” adjacent to the Sistine Chapel. It is here the newly elected P …

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