Vote To Begin April 18th

Conclave to begin April 18th

The date has been set. Cardinals will begin their secret vote on April 18th to pick a new pope.

Meantime, a Vatican spokesman says Pope John Paul's will did not contain the name of a cardinal he secretly appointed. He said cardinals read the 15-page testament during a meeting today. They had a look at a preliminary Italian translation, since John Paul had written the will in Polish at various stages of his pontificate.

The papers will be made public tomorrow.