ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Excitement is building in Rome, where we are just hours away from the conclave to choose the next pope.
There's no frontrunner, and there's no indication how long the voting will last.
Msgr. Michael Witt, professor of church history at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and Fr. Jason Schumer, assistant professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary joined NewsChannel 5 at 5 p.m. to give a little perspective on the voting.
The two big issues facing the cardinals: should the new pontiff be a manager to clean up the Vatican, or a minister to lead the faithful? Can he be both?
Click the video player above to hear what Msgr. Witt and Fr. Schumer had to say.