Cardinal Talks Expected to Last Longer Than Other Conclaves
March 5, 2013
(CBS News) By late Tuesday all but one of the 115 voting cardinals are expected to be in Vatican City, but there are already signs that the process of electing a new pope may take longer than it has in the recent past.
The cardinals have taken an oath of secrecy, but CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports that sex abuse, claims of corruption, and the future of the Church are high on the agenda. Job number one, however, is electing a new leader.
Some cardinals arriving in Vatican City needed bodyguards to force their way through the waiting press just to get to the "congregations" -- meetings to discuss the problems of the Church, and where it needs to go next.