ROME, ITALY - Excitement is building at the Vatican where on Tuesday, Cardinals will begin voting for the next Pope.
Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and media have packed St. Peter's Square where they are watching history unfold.
2 On Your Side's Maryalice Demler is in Italy covering the event.
Over the next few days, she's introducing us to 27 WNYers in Italy on a pilgrimage, as well as a Williamsville native who now calls Rome "home". Theresa Potenza works as a tour guide in Rome. You can read her blog posts at: www.italywiththeresa.blogspot.com.
Tune in on Channel 2 News First at 5pm for Maryalice's live reports from the Vatican. You can also follow Maryalice on twitter at: twitter.com/WGRZmaryalice.
You can also check out some behind-the-scene photos from Maryalice in the photo gallery (http://on.wgrz.com/ZgdhT6). iPad users, the photo gallery is located under the video tab above.