But, there’s, “no clear frontrunner to take over as head of the Roman Catholic Church,” says the BBC, going on:
“The 85-year-old Benedict stepped down last month saying he was no longer strong enough to lead the Church, which is beset by problems ranging from a worldwide scandal over child sex abuse to allegations of corruption at the Vatican bank.”
The Beeb adds, “At Tuesday morning’s ‘Mass for the Election of the Supreme Pontiff’ in St Peter’s Basilica, the cardinals filed in wearing bright red vestments to the sound of Gregorian chanting.
“In his homily, the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, praised the “brilliant pontificate” of Pope Benedict and implored God to grant another ‘Good Shepherd’ to lead the church.
He outlined the mission Catholics believe was given by Jesus Christ to St Peter – the first Pope – emphasising love and sacrifice, evangelisation and the unity of the church.”
Jamming devices in the Sistine Chapel, “should block all electronic communication and anyone tweeting would in any case risk being excommunicated,” says the BBC.
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