In the Holy See Press Office today, Archbishop Piero Marini, master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, and Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls, held a press conference to provide some information on today's meeting of cardinals and on the period of the vacant see.
Navarro-Valls explained that "the third general congregation held today was attended by 88 of the 91 cardinals present in Rome," and that those who participated considered themes "concerning the Pope's funeral and the upcoming conclave, the date of which has yet to be established."
Later, replying to journalists' questions, he specified that "the name of the cardinal 'in pectore' [in the heart, or "secret"] had not been made public. We must wait and see if it is given in the will, which has not yet been read." -V.I.S.