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Wednesday, March 136:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m.) – Breakfast is served.
7:45 a.m. (2:45 a.m.) – The cardinals transfer from the Domus Sanctae Marthae to the Pauline Chapel.
8:15 a.m. (3:15 a.m.) – Mass is celebrated in the Pauline Chapel.
9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m.) – The cardinals transfer from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel, pray Hora Media (Liturgy of the Hours) and proceed with two rounds of voting.
10:30-11 a.m. (5:30-6 a.m.) – Smoke is sent up only if a pope is elected.
12 p.m. (7 a.m.) – Smoke is sent up after the morning votes.
12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m.) – The cardinals transfer from the Sistine Chapel to the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
1 p.m. (8 a.m.) – Lunch is served.
4 p.m. (11 a.m.) – The cardinals transfer from the Domus Sanctae Marthae to the Sistine Chapel.
4:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m.) – After brief prayer, the cardinals proceed with the two rounds of evening votes.
7 p.m. (2 p.m.) – Smoke is sent up after the evening votes.
7:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m.) – The cardinals pray Vespers in the Sistine Chapel.
7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m.) – The cardinals transfer from the Sistine Chapel to the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
8 p.m. (3 p.m.) – Dinner is served.
The conclave could follow this basic schedule for another day. After three days, if no pope has been elected by a two-thirds majority, voting is traditionally suspended for one day of prayer, discussion and spiritual exhortation. After a series of seven further ballots, the process may again be halted for reflection, until finally only the two cardinals who received the most votes in the last ballot are eligible in a runoff election. The two candidates, however, do not themselves have the right to vote.
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