Local twist to selection of new pope

Posted: March 12, 2013

Star staff report

Front Royal — Christendom College President Timothy O’Donnell and alumnus Chris Wells (’97) will provide the English voiceover for Vatican TV and Radio’s coverage of the opening of the Papal conclave today starting at approximately 11:15 a.m. local time.

Vatican TV and Radio is the official feed for all media covering the conclave and O’Donnell and Wells’s commentary will be used for all the English speaking countries around the world.

The conclave will start with the Cardinals assembled in the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican Palace, for prayer, after which they will process from the Pauline to the Sistine Chapel.

After entering the chapel, the Cardinals will approach a podium, where each one will repeat the oath to observe the procedures set down by the Apostolic Constitutions.

After all the Cardinals have taken the oath, the command “Exeunt omnes!” is proclaimed, and the chapel doors will be locked, bringing the broadcast to a close.

The Cardinals will then begin deliberations for selecting a new pope.

Tune in at radiovaticana.va/player/index_agenda.asp.