Cardinal DiNardo holds Sunday mass in Rome
VATICAN CITY (KTRK) -- Preparations are underway for the papal conclave. Cardinals will begin voting on Tuesday in a series of secret ballots to select the next Pope. And Sunday morning, the Cardinals have a day off from general congregation meetings to celebrate mass with their honorary parishes in Rome.
The crowds of people poured out of the St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday after mass was held. It was a mass, of course this time, without a Pope and there will be another Sunday in Rome where there is no sighting, no blessing from the Pope in St. Peter's Square.
But what a sight it was for some Houston Catholics who were greeted by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at Saint Eusebio, which is his honorary church in Rome.
All of the Cardinals have a church that they are associated with and most of them said mass at that associated church Sunday morning. Cardinal DiNardo was there and so were a number of Houstonians.
Cardinal DiNardo spoke to Eyewitness News before and mentioned about the upcoming conclave and his hopes for that conclave and its outcome.
"I don't know if it's nervous, maybe a little anxious, but at this point, after you've been all week in dealing with all the background information, etc., you almost reach a point where yeah, I think we're ready to go, so I'm ready," said Cardinal DiNardo.
The crowds are starting to get bigger as the days get closer to the conclave vote.
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