Conclave set to start early next week
Election for pope unlikely to begin Saturday or Sunday08 March, 15:31
(see related stories) (ANSA) - Vatican City, March 8 - The conclave to elect the next pope will probably start early next week, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Friday. "If you ask when the conclave will start, I say at the start of next week, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday," Lombardi told reporters. "I don't think the cardinals will decide to start Saturday or Sunday".