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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_conclave

A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a new Bishop of .... The last person elected as pope who was not already an ordained priest or deacon was Pope Leo X in 1513. ..... this before he receives a sufficient number of votes to become pope, as Giovanni Colombo did in October 1978.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope

The pope also known as the pontiff, is the Bishop of Rome, and therefore ex officio the leader of ..... In 1049, Leo IX became pope, at last a pope with the character to face the papacy's problems. He traveled to the major cities .... First he asks, "Do you freely accept your election as Supreme Pontiff?" If he replies with the word ...

www.wikihow.com/Become-Pope

Technically, the only requirements to become pope are that you be a male and a practicing Catholic. ... Do you have to be male to become the pope? wikiHow ...

www.dummies.com/religion/christianity/catholicism/the-catholic-pope-his-job-and-how-hes-elected

Cardinals are bishops handpicked by the pope to become cardinals, when ... When someone receives two-thirds of the votes and he accepts the papacy, the ...

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www.cgpgrey.com/blog/how-to-become-pope

Feb 20, 2013 ... Let's say you want to become pope, head of the Catholic Church and shepherd ... Thus in order to be pope you'll first need to be a cardinal and to do that ... to the obvious requirement of being a pious person, you should also:.

www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/how-is-a-new-pope-chosen.cfm

When a pope dies or resigns, the governance of the Catholic Church passes to the College of Cardinals. Cardinals are bishops and Vatican officials from all ...

www.rd.com/culture/13-surprising-things-you-didnt-know-about-being-pope

He was nearly 80 when he became pontiff in 1679, and he served for six years. ... As pope, the pontiff does not own anything, though he has custodianship of the ...

www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-papal-conclave

Mar 11, 2013 ... The papal conclave has never chosen a pope from outside Europe. ... Townspeople became so frustrated by the delay that they apparently tore ... New York Archbishop John McCloskey, the first U.S. cardinal, did not make it to ...

thinkprogress.org/5-qualifications-for-the-next-pope-5b687cc2ac64

Feb 16, 2013 ... Since Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign from the… ... attributes don't make someone more or less “qualified” to be the Pope — according to ... While the Pope does seem to have to be male, Canon law isn't all that ...