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 Pope
Benedict XVI following his resignation on 28 February 2013. After the 115 ...
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.
Mar 11, 2013 ... As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the
famously secretive papal conclave.
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 ...
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 ...
Mar 12, 2013 ... The ancient Vatican ritual to elect a new pope begins at the Sistine Chapel.
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.
Find ABC News complete coverage of the papal conclave of 2013 with pictures
and videos about the top contenders for the next pope and the process of ...