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The Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Then we can all get back to the business of completing the work of the pontificate so unexpectedly ended

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/

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

Cardinal Tagle

The YouTube favourite who is full of heart

Cardinal Sandri recites the Angelus at the Vatican in 2005, serving as a stand-in for Pope John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

A diplomat who tames enemies

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

Cardinal Turkson holds a baby during a pastoral visit in Ghana (Photo: PA)

From cleaner to curial leader

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan celebrates Mass at the Duomo (Photo: PA)

The thinker who has no fear of the big crowds

Cardinal O’Malley celebrates Mass in the Archdiocese of Boston’s Bethany Chapel

The Capuchin with a gentle heart

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York smiles after a meeting at the new evangelisation synod (Photo: CNS)

A happy warrior who fights with bravery and bonhomie

Cardinal Schönborn addresses an audience in Atchison, Kansas                 (CNS)

The cardinal who holds his Church together