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Nigerian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, center, attends a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated Tuesday by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals heard a final appeal for unity Tuesday before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope, as they celebrated Mass amid divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church and tend to its many problems.


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