Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPAItalian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPA
Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPA

Cardinals begin pre-conclave talks on electing pope in Vatican

Cardinals arrive at the Vatican for first in series of meetings ahead of conclave that will determine Pope Benedict's successor

Topic |   Pope Benedict XVI
Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPAItalian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPA
Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, arrives for the start of the talks. Photo: EPA
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