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It Once Took 3 Years To Elect A Pope
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 the Cardinals took three years to choose in 1271. To avoid that from ever happening again.....
New Pope
New Pope
Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected as pope. He is the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis I, is also the first Jesuit priest to become pope.
No New Pope yet
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 becomes Pope, and the first sign the Cardinals were successful is when white smoke comes from the Cha
Electing A New Pope
Electing A 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 in 1996 called for the Sistine Chapel to be checked for any hidden cameras or microphones before ba