Conclave: The making of a pope

This is very well done, indeed, from Catholic News Services: Here’s a look at what’s expected to take place in the Sistine Chapel March 12, 2013 as 115 cardinals choose the next pope.

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A serious look at a very serious undertaking.

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  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I’m on pins and needles with anticipation. You know, after reading about the leading contenders, the person I think would be best for the job – if anyone cares about my opinion – is Cardinal Ouellet of Canada.

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  • Adam

    There’s actually a Vatican board game in existence that plays out the election of a Pope. I wanted to track down a copy in advance of the conclave to teach my daughter about it, but the game seems to be out of print. Anybody here ever seen it? http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17499/vatican-the-board-game

  • http://www.savkobabe.blogspot.com Gayle Miller

    Nobody really decides the future Pope other than the Holy Spirit!

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    I find one common refrain from some who criticize Benedict’s stepping aside sort of laughable. The refrain is the worry that his resignation will start a trend. Well, the last time a pope resigned was about 600 years ago. So what’s the trend?? One every 600 years or so. I think the Church can handle such a “frequent” problem.


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