Pilgrims gather in St. Peter's Square

The Pilgrims gathered as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave today in Vatican City.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 12: Pilgrims gather in St Peter's Square as cardinals attend mass before entering the conclave on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 11: A few pilgrims are present in St Peter's Square as night falls on March 11, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The Vatican Prepares For The Election Of The Next Pope
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 11: A few pilgrims are present in St Peter's Square as night falls on March 11, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 11: A few pilgrims are present in front of St Peter's Basilica as night falls on March 11, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The Vatican Prepares For The Election Of The Next Pope
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 11: A few pilgrims are present in front of St Peter's Basilica as night falls on March 11, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 10: Brazilian Catholic nuns and pilgrims take part in a procession to St Peter's Basilica on March 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The Vatican Prepares For The Election Of The Next Pope
ROME, ITALY - MARCH 10: Brazilian Catholic nuns and pilgrims take part in a procession to St Peter's Basilica on March 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave is scheduled to start on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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