Rome - The infamous chimney is now installed on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. The chimney is the first publicly visible sign of the preparations going on inside.
Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world will hold final meetings at the Vatican Monday morning.
They gather at the chapel on Tuesday for the start of the conclave, the secret papal election.
There are several leading candidates -- but the cardinals say it won't be a short process.
Once it starts, the 115 cardinal-electors can't leave Vatican City, or speak with anyone outside the conclave, until the white smoke billows from the chimney to signify the election of a new pope.
There are a quarter million Catholics -- the largest single religious group -- in the Rochester region.