Heading into the conclave, Cardinal Dolan reflected on the cardinals’ pre-conclave meetings:
It’s been a beautiful process and, please God, while obviously scrupulously keeping the confidence that this process legitimately calls for, we’ll be able to reflect a little bit about it publicly afterwards how you just see the gentle movement of the breeze of the Holy Spirit. And the closer you get, the more you get settled in your mind. And there’s a sense of resignation and conformity with God’s plan. It’s magnificent. It’s almost a microcosm of life itself, you know how you try to make the right decisions in conformity with God’s holy will. And I think that’s what’s happening now. I just hope I see you soon.