Sooner than that, no female person will have a vote at the next conclave for the election of a Pope.
The rituals date back nearly a thousand years, but Vatican officials are taking very modern security measures to prevent any leaks from the conclave .
Conventional wisdom says that whoever goes into the conclave as pope exits as cardinal.
Mr Vajpayee's exhortation to his partymen to keep the NDA intact might also have an impact on the conclave when it arrived at the 10-point conclusions.
The videotape was aired as cardinals arrived in the rain at the Vatican for their seventh meeting to map out details of the conclave .
As the cardinals of the Catholic Church gather today for their papal conclave , it is not at all heretical to consider the challenges facing their organization in business terms.
While gestures like holding the conclave of Congress chief ministers and a golf tournament will help, much more needs to be done to change the mindset of the people inside and outside Kashmir.
If the conclave remains deadlocked after 30 votes, a simple majority suffices.
He decided to spend the night instead at the Vatican hotel where the cardinals gathered for the conclave .
It came on the eve of a meeting of the G20-a conclave of developed and developing nations - in Berlin at which the recent fall in the dollar was a hot topic.