" I have nothing to say about the conclave. I have a very serious oath about what was going on inside. "
" We all went to greet him personally ... I was near the end of the line and I thought I would just greet him – 10 seconds – but he stopped me and he spoke to me for a minute or two, because he had something to ask me, very concrete and related to my dicastery [a department of the Roman Curia overseeing the selection of bishops] and I said, ‘Okay, I will do it.’ I did not expect that and I was happy. I took it as a vote of confidence. "