How a Pope Is Elected

Habemus Papam at the Council of Constance

As Pope Benedict prepares to step down from the papacy on February 28, we look ahead to the Conclave which will determine who will lead the Church into the future.Vatican Insider, an on-line publication of the Italian daily newspaper La Stampa, has produced an excellent multimedia tutorial, showing us just how it’s done.  This may clear up some of the confusion which is likely in the interregnum, the period after February 28 when the Chair of Peter is vacant, and before the Cardinal Pr … [Read more...]