Mass for election for new pope set for Tuesday
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VATICAN CITY -- The Mass for an election of a new pope will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Rome time in St. Peter's Basilica, according to the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman.
Because Italy is not yet on daylight-saving time, it will be only five hours earlier in the United States. Early Tuesday morning, the cardinals will move into the House of St. Martha, their residence for the conclave.
At 4:30 p.m. that day, the 115 cardinal electors will begin the procession from the Pauline Chapel in the Apostolic Palace into the Sistine Chapel. They will chant the litany of the saints as they walk down the long corridor between the two chapels. It will take about an hour for all 115 cardinals to complete the procession.
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First Published March 9, 2013 8:53 am