AndThe last of the 115 cardinals who will chose the new Pope has arrived in Rome.Vietnamese Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man joined his colleagues in closed-door discussions at the Vatican.
His presence means a date can now be set for the conclave to choose a successor to Benedict XVI as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Since Monday the elector cardinals have been holding preparatory meetings and prayers known as "general congregations" before the conclave begins.A reformer? An outsider? Someone young? Someone with great personal charisma?
The discussions are held under an oath of secrecy, but Italian newspapers have published what they say are leaked details of the debate on problems faced by the church.
Reform of the Vatican's bureaucracy - known as the Curia - and the Vatican bank have both been on the agenda, the reports say.
Last year European regulators said the bank was not doing enough to combat money laundering, while intrigue in the Vatican was revealed by documents leaked by Pope Benedict's butler.