Fr. Lombardi, who attends the General Congregations of the Cardinals:
PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE
The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. A Pro eligendo Romano Pontifice? Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in the morning. In the afternoon the cardinals will enter into the Conclave.
In the traditional Roman calendar, it will be the Feast of St. Gregory the Great (+604). Let us pray for a liturgically engaged Pope, in continuity with the vision of Benedict XVI.
BTW… the Cardinal who will preach to the Cardinal Electors in the Sistine Chapel before the closing of the doors will be His Eminence Prosper Card. Grech, OSA. He was one of my profs, and is still an active prof, at my school, the Augustinianum. Card. Grech (pronounced “grek”) is from Malta. He is over 80 and is not an Elector.