From left, Cardinals Sean O'Malley, Daniel DiNardo and Francis George meet the journalists at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. In a final farewell to his cardinals as pope, Benedict XVI tried to dispel concerns about the unprecedented future awaiting the Catholic Church, with one reigning and one retired pope living side-by-side. He pledged his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:23 pm
By The Associated Press
But the 8 o'clock hour? Dinner with friends, probably. "Pretty prosaic," O'Malley says.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago told reporters at the Pontifical North American College he would say a prayer `'that the Holy Spirit will guide us" as the cardinals set about the process of choosing a new pope, most likely from among their ranks.
Then George joked: `'I might walk quietly through the corridors here to find out if I get any more deference from the seminarians."
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