VATICAN CITY (AP/KDKA) – Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, signaling that they were wrapping up a week of discussions about the problems of the church and who best among them might lead it.
The conclave date was set on Friday afternoon during a vote by the College of Cardinals. Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning in St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon.READ MORE: 'Extraordinary People': Flight 93 Families Open Nominations For New Heroism Award
In the past 100 years, no conclave has lasted longer than five days.
Former Bishop of Pittsburgh, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been mentioned as a possible new pope.