With the abdication of the Pope as the Bishop of Rome & Successor of Peter effective February 28, 2013 a gathering of Cardinals to elect his successor will take place between May 15-20...The Conclave. All cardinals below the age of 80 on the date the chair of Peter became "Sede Vacante" are eligible to participate in choosing the new pope. As of February 28, there are 117 cardinals expected to join. Anyone of them can be elected as the new "Pope".
Who will be the Next Bishop of Rome? Pope? Successor of Peter?