URGENT ¥¥¥ Cardinals begin special papal election mass at St Peter's

Roman Catholic cardinals on Tuesday began celebrating a grand mass in St Peter's Basilica to pray for divine guidance during their secret conclave to elect the next pope set to begin later in the day.

Clad in scarlet vestments with white mitres, they processed into the vast sanctuary accompanied by Gregorian chant for the mass at 0900 GMT.