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The chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (AP)

Live coverage of today’s momentous events in Rome

Cardinals attended Mass at St Peter's earlier today (CNS)

Cardinal-electors swear oath to defend the Church

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal urges Catholics to ask for the intercession of the Virgin Mary from his titular church in Rome

Workers prepare the Sistine Chapel for the conclave (Photo: CNS)

Conclave to begin on Tuesday

Mass will be celebrated in the morning and cardinals will enter conclave in the afternoon

Archbishop Vincent Nichols called for Britons to pray Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

Archbishop of Westminster denies the country has no voice in papal vote

Cardinal Keith O'Brien issued his statement over the weekend Scott Campbell/AP/Press Association Images

Britain’s most senior prelate to play no more part in public life

Pope Benedict waves to the crowd yesterday AP/Press Association Images

Bishop says change of heart, not administrative changes, would bring true reform

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his final public address at Castel Gandolfo. Photo: PA

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Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI delivers his final words as Pope to cheering pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals on the final day of his papacy (Photo: CNS)

‘Among you,’ Benedict XVI told the assembled cardinals, ‘is the future pope’