They are arriving in Rome and ready to vote – behind closed doors.
With scandal as part of the drama, cardinals begin the process of discerning who they believe the Holy Spirit wants as the next leader of the world’s Catholics. But the world’s Catholics have also been listening to the sexual abuse victims who suffered from the decisions of some of these leaders and their confreres. And we know that sometimes the voice of the Holy Spirit falls on deaf ears. So we watch, we wait. And we hope that the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church is a man who will lead with wisdom and grace – and integrity.