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Pope John Paul II Will Be Named a Saint
Pope John Paul II, who headed the Catholic Church from 1978 through his death in 2005, will soon officially become a saint.
The sainthood was expected for the widely beloved pope, for whom thousands of Catholics chanted "Santo subito" ("Sainthood now”)…
It Once Took 3 Years To Elect A Pope
So we have a new Pope – Francis – from Argentina – the first from South America. He becomes the 266th Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. While the Conclave was going on Clay and I were wondering about why they do it this way. It came at the direction of Pope Gregory X who …
No New Pope Yet
Sworn to complete secrecy, the 115 Cardinals in Rome will vote again on Wednesday (March 13) for a new Pope to replace Benedict. Black smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel after the first round of voting, meaning no new Pope had been elected. Once one candidate receives a two-thirds majority, he b…
How They Elect The New Pope
Now that Pope Benedict has resigned, the 115 cardinals under the age of 80 will meet to vote on a new Pope. Once they’re all in Rome, they can’t leave until the final decision is made and they can’t talk to anyone outside of the conclave. And that includes social media. A ruling by Pope John Paul II…