The Sede Vacante begins

At eight o’clock in the evening Rome Time on February 28th, the Swiss Guards left the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo and shut the front door of the building. This was the official start of the Sede Vacante. At the same time, in the Vatican, The Apostolic Chamber met for the first time. This body exercises functions assigned to it by the special law on the vacancy of the Apostolic See.
Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who is the current Camerlengo of the Roman Church, then sealed the papal apartment. The Camerlengo is entrusted with the management of the daily affairs of the Church in the Sede Vacante, with the help of three cardinal-assistants.

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