The only way to find out when the new pope is elected is by watching the sistine chapel chimney temporary scaffolding holds up the flume inside the chapel - two furnaces are used - one has a special attachment to ignite a black or white smoke cartridge. Once a new pope is elected, all church leaders bearing the title and office of bishop or above should formally resign their offices all should them await the new pope's decision regarding their. The lack of a long list of formal requirements is probably because, in times past, it was possible for the elector cardinals to elect a new pope not through formal ballots but rather through sudden acclamation after being inspired a list of formal rules would make such acclamation much more. Who will be the next pope husar was elected archbishop of the 6 million ukranian greek catholics one of the new right-wing movements in the life of the.
Speed in electing a pope was important, and that meant using an oath so as to get the cardinals down to the serious business of electing a new pope and narrowing the number of potentially electable candidates. Mass is celebrated at the vatican at the beginning of the process to elect a new pope to lead roman catholics. As cardinals gather in rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the famously secretive papal conclave 1 the papal conclave has never chosen a pope from outside europe since the first.
Cardinal bergoglio (m), the newly elected pope, pope francis i greets pilgrims and well-wishers while standing on the balcony of st peter's basilica after his election in the vatican, vatican city, 13 march 2013. The process of electing a new pope occurs in what is called a papal conclave cardinals from all over the world gather together to meet in the. Many questions have been asked about how the cardinals go about electing a new pope and what happens afterwards here are answers to some of these questions from my columns in the catholic weekly.
The process of electing a new pope begins when the cardinal camerlengo (chamberlain), tarcisio bertone, declares officially that the papacy is vacant the principal seals of office are destroyed. Habemus papam (we have a pope) -- a new pope is elected by cardinals from around the world a new pope is elected through a number of ballots cast by eligible cardinals who gather in rome from. Learn about church leadership and how a pope is chosen with the following information and activities americamagazineorg- papal transition q&a on papal transition, conclave & election of new pope. James campbell shares 10 things to know about electing the pope learn who can be elected pope, how popes choose their names, and more if a new pope is not. Well, pope benedict xvi retired, and now catholic cardinals from around the world are congregating to elect a new pope q when was the last time a pope retired.
The world was shocked feb 11, 2013 when pope benedict xvi publicly announced his official resignation as head of the roman catholic church according to the catholic education resource center. 'nightline's' terry moran travels with american cardinal ragali to rome. Some of the worlds are: planet earth, under the sea, inventions, continue reading 'meeting of cardinals to elect a new pope' » codycross answers cheats and solutions find out the answers for codycross game. Electing a pope: what's taking so long by richard allen greene , cnn rome (cnn) - in and around the vatican these days, there's one question everyone keeps asking: when is the conclave to elect the new pope going to start.
The process of electing a new pope is termed a conclave a conclave is a meeting of cardinals specifically to choose a new pope the word conclave comes from latin, meaning literally with key, and reflects. Top 10 steps in electing a pope lordzb december drawn by the white smoke which announces the election before the new pope is shown on the balcony of. Step-by-step guide to electing a pope world feb 28, 2013 5:30 am edt the process continues with two votes in the morning and two in the afternoon until a new pope is chosen.
The new pope will then speak briefly and say a prayer his formal coronation will take place days after his election the last two popes have been inaugurated in st peter's cathedral. The archbishop of new york offers his insight on his time in rome, the conclave and the election of a new holy father, pope francis since february 2013, many have asked cardinal timothy dolan to comment about pope benedict xvi's resignation, his final days in the vatican, the conclave, and the excitement and joy of the election of pope francis. Between 15 to 20 days after the death of the previous pope or, as in the case recently announced, after the resignation of a pope, the papal conclave begins this allows for all cardinal electors. Electing the pope in early modern italy, 1450-1700 offers a radical reassessment of the history of early modern papacy, constructed through the first major analytical treatment of papal elections in english.