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Conclaves and Papal Elections

Choosing a Pope - BBC News

A step by step explanation of the process involved in electing a pope. the site offers information uner the following five headings:

  1. Cardinals summoned to Rome;

  2. Secret Conclave;

  3. Voting Rituals;

  4. Reaching a Decision;

  5. New Pope Announced.

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Election Of A Pope - Catholic Bishop's Conference of India

Election of the Popes - in the Catholic Encyclopedia

Electing a new pope: FAQs - CBC News Online

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Papal Transition: On papal conclave & election of the next pope by Thomas J. Reese, S.J.

The Conclave - Our Sunday Visitor

Towards the selection of a new Pope - Catholic Communications New Zealand

Universi Dominici Gregis - Apostolic Constitution of Pope John Paul II on the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff (22 February, 1996) - current procedures regarding the election of the pope.



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