VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Timothy Dolan told the press outside Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Rome that he is anxious for the conclave to begin and that he feels peaceful now that the start date is known.
“I’m anxious to get started. There was a sense of peace once we decided to start the conclave on Tuesday. … God willing, I’ll be home before Palm Sunday,” he said as he went into his titular parish on March 10.
Palm Sunday takes place March 24. Before his return to his home, the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Dolan is scheduled to remain in Rome until the election and inauguration of a new pope to succeed the retired Benedict XVI.
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