How a pope is elected

Click on above re-blogged link or chart image to enlarge.

H/t The Washington Post. 2/3/13

Marie-Thérèse O’Loughlin

Conclave: How a pope is electedSources: “When a Pope Dies,” by Christopher M Bellitto; “Papal Transition” by the Rev. Thomas J. Reese; Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University; http://www.AmericanMagazine.org: www. catholic-pages.com; Vatican; BBC; National Catholic Reporter; Google Earth Pro; staff reports. Note: Two additional cardinals are eligible, but have declared they will not participate in the next conclave. Ninety cardinals are age 80 or older and are ineligible to vote for a new pope.. By Todd Lindeman and Bonnie Berkowitz/The Washington Post. Published on March 2, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

How a pope is elected

In March, the College of Cardinals will meet in Rome to choose from among themselves a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict will not be involved in the selection. The conclave follows precise rules developed and refined over centuries. The name comes from “cum clave,” meaning “with a key,” signifying that the cardinals are locked in for the election. Read related article.

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s