Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George presided over a mass today in Rome.
It was held at Saint Bartholomew, his home church in Rome.
The conclave to pick the next pontiff will start on Tuesday.
A Vatican spokesman says there’s no reason to believe it will take long to name a new pope.
The new pope needs two-thirds of the vote.
If no cardinal receives that percentage by the 34th round of voting, a runoff will be held between the two candidates.