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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Mar 11, 2013 ... As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the
famously secretive papal conclave.
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 ...
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.
Mar 12, 2013 ... The ancient Vatican ritual to elect a new pope begins at the Sistine Chapel.
Mar 11, 2013 ... The 115 cardinals will begin voting Tuesday to choose the new pope. For more
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