April 10, 2012

Conclave series


Three articles on the Papal Conclave:

I. BBC - Choosing a pope:

1) Cardinals summoned to Rome
2) Secret conclave
3) Voting rituals
4) Reaching a decision
5) New pope announced

II. Catholic Culture - Toward the conclave:

1) The office of "camerlengo"
2) The cardinals' daily congregations
3) Announcing the new Pope
4) How long will the conclave last?
5) A brief history of conclaves
6) The voting procedure
7) Key personalites in the conclave
8) Eligible candidates for the papacy
9) Background of the cardinal-electors
10) Rating the papabile

III. The London Magazine - How the Pope is elected:

1) First part
2) Second part
3) Third part
4) Fourth part
5) Fifth part
6) Sixth part