Tom Roberts | Mar. 8, 2013 NCR Today Conclave 2013 PrintemailPDF The Washington Post published a longish feature on the noted press people, Vaticanisti, covering the conclave. NCR's John Allen is described as "one of the sharpest and most wired." Keep tuned into this page for his reports. Give a Christmas gift that lasts all year. Give the gift of NCR! PrintemailPDF NCR Comment code: Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger. Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea may be deleted. We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate. For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page. For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page. View the discussion thread.