A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a Bishop of Rome, ... proprios of Pope Benedict XVI dated 11 June 2007 and 25 February 2013. A two-thirds supermajority vote is required to elect the new pope.
When a pope dies or resigns, the governance of the Catholic Church passes to the College of Cardinals. ... Their primary responsibility is to elect a new pope.
Feb 21, 2013 ... Pope Benedict's resignation has set in motion the centuries-old process of electing a new pope - known as the Conclave.
New rules. Popes are elected by the College of Cardinals meeting in Conclave when the Apostolic See falls vacant. Pope Paul VI significantly changed the rules ...
Mar 1, 2013 ... With Pope Benedict XVI leaving the papal office rapidly, the Catholic Church will have to hurry to elect his replacement before Easter.
Catholic cardinals gather at the Vatican in a centuries-old ceremony to elect a new pope.
Mar 11, 2013 ... As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside ... The papal conclave has never chosen a pope from outside Europe.
The period between the death or resignation of a Pope and the election of his ... carrying out the will, and for giving an account of his service to the new Pope.