Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:25 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A special mass was held in Corpus Christi tonight to ask for a little guidance from above as the Conclave to select a new Pope begins.
Today's first vote ended without a Pope being chosen.
But Catholics are confident their prayers will be answered.
Parishioners at "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" prayed for the 115 Cardinals who will chose the next Pope.
Photos of each Cardinal line the walls inside the church so people know exactly who they're praying for.
George Rosas said, "That we kneel in front of Jesus and ask for his guidance. We need the Holy Spirit to come down and make everything right."
Catholics believe the Holy Spirit -- or God's spirit -- will help to guide the Cardinals in choosing the best leader for the church.
Margie Kureska said, "Just for the right Pope to be chosen and God only knows which one it is."
Although the Cardinals are secluded in the Sistine Chapel, some of the people we talked to say they hope the Cardinals don't get distracted.
With 24-7 media coverage, even live streaming video from Vatican City on the web, the whole world is watching and waiting...that's a lot of pressure.
Leticia Mondragon said, "We're here joining together to pray for all the wonderful Cardinals to elect a wonderful Pope."
Jesse DeLeon said, "I pray for them to be clear minded and to be focused on what needs to be done and the Spirit will guide them to chose the right individual to lead the church.>
White smoke from the Sistine Chapel's chimney will signal to the world that a new Pope has been selected.
Local parishioners pray that person will signal good for the Catholic church.
Cardinals will be at the Sistine Chapel tomorrow morning for another day of voting.
As many as four votes could be held on Wednesday.
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