The conclave is officially underway. The doors of the Sistine Chapel were closed just moments after Msgr Guido Marini announced the famous Latin phase: ‘Extra Omnes,’ which roughly translates to ‘Everyone Out.’
The 115 cardinals processed into the Basilica to begin the Pro Eligendo Pontifice Mass
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Benedict XVI blessed the cardinals and gave a short speech
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About 200,000 people were expected to attend the general audience