Rome dispatch: After four meetings, the cardinals still have not decided on a start date for the conclave. Meanwhile, SNAP has listed 12 cardinals that should not be elected pope.
John Allen in Rome: Was Ratzinger really Ratzinger eight years ago? That is, was he the consensus front-runner, or is this revisionist history based on the benefit of hindsight?
Papabile of the day: For cardinals who see continuity as key, their candidate might be "the little Ratzinger," Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera.
Q and A: Cardinal John Onaiyekan, a leading African intellectual who loves being center of attention, discusses the conclave and Africa's situation.
Rome dispatch: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn spoke at a memorial service for a Hungarian martyr, which he says shows "what is really important."
Rome dispatch: Vatican workers are preparing the Sistine Chapel for the conclave, but so far the cardinals have not yet discussed a date.
Comments made Monday by Chicago Cardinal Francis George regarding a global "zero tolerance" policy for priests who sexually abuse children do not go far enough, a victims' advocacy group said Tuesday.
John Allen in Rome: The conclave has brought everyone to Rome, including -- of course -- the crazies. Here's a snapshot.
Papabile of the day: Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya would not only be a spiritual leader as pope, but also a head of state.
As the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday walked to and from meetings they're undertaking in preparation to choose the next pope, journalists and tourists alike watched and tried to pry information from them.
Among the cardinals was Raymond Burke, formerly the archbishop of St. Louis and the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest juridical authority of the Catholic church, during Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate.