Conclave Timeline

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During a weekend briefing for journalists in the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ outlined a timetable for the ceremonies and proceedings on the first days of the Conclave.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

all times Rome local: GMT +1

10:00

Holy Mass “Pro eligendo Pontifice”

15:45

Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Pauline Chapel

16:30

Procession from Pauline Chapel to Sistine Chapel

16:45

Oath administered and Extra omnes! Proclaimed

Followed by meditation by Card. Prosper Grech, OSA

First vote – BLACK SMOKE

19:15

Vespers

19:30

Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

all times Rome local: GMT +1

06:30

Breakfast served in Domus Marthae (until 07:30)

07:45

Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Sistine Chapel

08:15

Mass

09:30

Hora Media in Sistine Chapel

Morning vote(s) scrutiny(ies) taken

Third vote: BLACK SMOKE

12:30

Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae

13:00

Lunch

16:00

Cardinals return to Sistine Chapel

16:50

Scrutinies taken

19:08

Fifth vote: WHITE SMOKE

20:14

Habemus Papum – Pope Francis

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