The worldwide media waited for them outside the Vatican, but surrounded by journalists, cameras and microphones, the cardinals didn't say much.
"I don't remember anything. It's all canceled.”
"It was a time for prayer and meditation.”
"I will speak through my silence.”
"I will not say anything. I'm sorry, goodbye.”
Some cardinals are holding press conferences, to discuss general matters of the Church in general, but no specifics. Today a group of American Cardinals talked about the Conclave and by when they would like to elect the next Pope.
CARD. FRANCIS GEORGE
Archbishop of Chicago (USA)
"The only outside limit that's in the back of all our minds is Holy Week. We'd like to be done before Holy Week starts. Have a Pope so we can go back to our diocese. I'm sure all of us are thinking about that.”
Of the 115 cardinals who are eligible to vote in the coming conclave, 103 have arrived, the other 12 are expected to arrive by Monday afternoon or Tuesday.