At 10:00 AM we will concelebrate a special Mass for the Election of the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica.
May I commend to your daily prayer the Mass Prayer which we will all pray on Tuesday morning:
It is interesting to note that since 1059 the College of Cardinals remains the sole body of Electors for the Pope--that's 954 continuous years.
The Election of the Pope by the College of Cardinals occurred in many locations around Italy, Spain and France, but since 1846, all Papal Elections have been held in the Sistine Chapel--this Election will be the twelfth continuous. However, there were other times prior to 1846 when the Cardinals used the Sistine Chapel.
No other organization in human history has had the continuous and uninterrupted history of the Catholic Church. The reason is simple: the Church is the living presence of Jesus Christ among his people down through time, and no human leader can interrupt that presence.
Pray for us!