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A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a
new Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope. The pope is considered by
The Papal conclave of 2013 was convened to elect a pope to succeed Benedict
XVI following his resignation on 28 February 2013. After the 115 participating ...
Mar 11, 2013 ... As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the
famously secretive papal conclave.
Mar 11, 2013 ... The stage is now set for the opening act of one of the more spectacular and
intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet: the election of a pope.
They will also prepare for the upcoming papal election, called a conclave.
Decisions that only the pope can make, such as appointing a bishop or
convening the ...
Much secrecy surrounds this conclave and its historic vote, which usually
happens in the days after a pope dies. But this year brings a rare twist: For the
first time ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The voting by cardinals to elect the next pope takes ...
Only cardinals under the age of 80 can vote in the conclave; older cardinals do ...
Mar 12, 2013 ... As cardinals assemble to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, we round up
ten facts about the papal conclave you can't afford not to know.
When the pope dies, the cardinals are summoned to Rome by the dean of the
college of cardinals for the conclave that will elect the new pope. The word ...
Resources on current eligible papal electors ... exceeded), some of whom are
retired (emeritus) from their last posts, eligible to vote in the next papal conclave.