Transcript for Pope Benedict Resigns: Next Steps to Conclave
pope benedict's apartment has been sealed. The doors closed with the symbolic red ribbon, all part of the ancient, secret and elaborate process leading up to choosing a new pope. Abc's david wright is at the vatican this morning to tell us what is coming next. David, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. A new day begins for the roman catholic church. This morning, the dean of the college of cardinals sent out this letter, calling the cardinals to rome. He sent it out by e-mail, in fact. The vatican adapting its ancient traditions to modern times. At the stroke of 8:00 last night, the swiss guard closed the heavy doors at castle gandolfo. And the local police took over for them. Marking the moment that benedict was no longer hope. The vatican took his picture off the e-mail account. Today, the call went out to the cardinal, a summons to a general congregation 9:30 monday morning. They'll have daily meetings to discuss the issues facing the charge. While technicians prepare the sistine chapel for the conclave. Installing cell phone jamming devices. Installing a chimney for the smoke signals, the only way to approve the results. What are you hearing? Honestly, it's an open conclave. Reporter: The cardinals tell us the names they have in mind going in, include all the ones being discussed in the news Did we miss anybody? Cardinal. Reporter: We should underscore that the meetings that begin monday morning are not the start of the conclave. They will have general meetings to discuss the future of the church while they await all of the cardinals arrivals. But most of them are already here. And the cell phone jammers in
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