US cardinals seek answers on Vatican dysfunction - Article Photos 2/18

One of the clocks topping St. Peter's Basilica's facade marks noon, the time at which the popes celebrate the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Benedict XVI's 8 p.m. resignation Thursday, Feb. 28, opened what is known as the "sede vacante'' or "vacant see'' _ the transition period between papacies when a few key Vatican officials take charge of running the church.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)