Man Tries to Infiltrate Meeting of Cardinals in Rome

Ralph Napiersi allegedly claimed to belong to a nonexistent Italian Orthodox Church.
1:30 | 03/04/13

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And tonight, the world is also watching the cardinals in rome. Who are informally talking about a new pope and deciding when they will begin the secret vote. But it was a surprise to learn today that one person walking among them was a complete imposter. Abc's david wright was there. Reporter: The arrivals had the air of the red carpet on oscar night. A glimpse of some of the men who would be pope. But who's that guy? An imposter from a bogus group called corpus dei tried to gate crash. On closer inspection, his bishop's sash was just a purple scarf. The swiss guard promptly showed him out. The cardinals are electing an absolute monarch, in a process where the candidates and the voters can easily fit into one room. To foster a frank conversation, they swore an oath of secrecy. Do these guys, certainly they know of each other. But do they know each other well? By language groups and geography, those ones know each other well. Globally, no. Do all 115 voters know each other well, no. Reporter: As of tonight, about eight voting cardinals have yet to arrive. Only when they're here will they set a date for the conclave. Today, the papal taylor changed his shop window. Now available? Ready to war cassocks in three possible sizes. The color? Papal white. David wright, abc news, rome.

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