NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan is heading to the Vatican to take part in the conclave that will elect a new Pope.
Pope Benedict XVI resigns Thursday. The Vatican says he will be called Emeritus Pope upon his retirement and will continue to wear white. He's set to make his final public appearance Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.
Before leaving for the Vatican, Dolan shared his excitement for the journey and also chimed in on speculation that he could be the next Pope.
"I don't think any Cardinal likes to think about that. It's just very, it's so uncomfortable and out of sorts to even think about it. I do think of people that right now I think would be good Popes and my name, I don't think of myself," Cardinal Dolan said.