Cardinals' press briefings shut down over leak fears
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American cardinals, who are gathered in Rome to elect the next pope, decide to cancel their daily press briefings.
The U.S. cardinals say the move came after other cardinals expressed concern about potential leaks of confidential details surrounding conclave proceedings.
Meanwhile, the cardinals gathered in Vatican City attended a prayer service in Saint Peter’s Basilica today, as they reflect on choosing a new pope.
Just one of the 115 cardinals who can vote for the next pope is still absent.
He's expected to arrive from Vietnam on Thursday.
During his Sirius XM radio show, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the next pope will call for change.
"I said the other day when I was meeting with the press, they said, 'Will the new Pope call for great change?' I said, 'Yes he will, he will call for radical change.' I saw them all perk up and get their pens and pencils out and get the microphones ready for some announcement. He will call for radical change within our hears and souls because that's what Jesus did. The change needs to come in us," Dolan said.
There's been speculation the conclave could begin Monday so a new pope could potentially be installed by March 17, or one week before Palm Sunday.