Election of new Pope could be just days away
Updated: Friday, March 8 2013, 08:41 PM EST
VATICAN CITY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After 5 days of private meetings, Cardinals say the election of a new Pope could be just days away.
The Cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and next Monday, and they say they expect to elect a new Pope next Tuesday.
Bells will ring and white smoke will flow from a chimney atop the Sistene Chapel when one Cardinal receives at least 77 votes.
The conclave to elect the last Pope, Benedict XVI, lasted two days.
One question facing the Cardinals is what kind of leader should guide the church, as it tries to rebuild public trust after child sex abuse controversies.