“Papal conclaves offer not only pageantry but living history”

 

 

The coat of arms of the Holy See during the “sede vacante” (“the seat/throne being empty”) of 2013 — no longer the papal arms of Benedict XVI, and not yet the pall arms of the as-yet-unelected Francis

 

Given where I’m sitting right now — just outside the walls of Vatican City — it seems appropriate to revisit this Hamblin/Peterson Deseret News column, which first went up between the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of the current Pope Francis:

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575221/Papal-conclaves-offer-not-only-pageantry-but-living-history.html?pg=1

 

Posted from Rome, Italy

 

 

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