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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 Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope. The pope is considered by Roman Catholics to be the apostolic successor of ... Since the Apostolic Age, the Bishop of Rome, like other bishops, was chosen by the consensus of the clergy and laity of the ...

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

English How a new pope is chosen bulletin insert thumbnail ... the new pope processes out and imparts his blessing on the city of Rome and the entire world.

www.bbc.com/news/world-21412589

Canon Law states: "If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required ... Popes are chosen by the College of Cardinals, the Church's most senior ... own number - theoretically any baptised male Catholic can be elected pope ...

www.catholic-pages.com/pope/election.asp

Popes are elected by the College of Cardinals meeting in Conclave when the ... the Cardinal Vicar for the Diocese of Rome (currently Camillo Cardinal Ruini).

www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/world/europe/pope-selection-process/index.html

Mar 1, 2013 ... With Pope Benedict XVI leaving the papal office after resigning two weeks ago, the Roman Catholic Church will have to rush to pick his ...

www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/world/pope-conclave

For centuries, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have been chosen at the Vatican in private gatherings known as conclaves. Much secrecy surrounds this ...

www.religionfacts.com/papal-elections

Mar 18, 2015 ... In Roman Catholicism, the Pope - also known as: the Supreme Pontiff, the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, and the Servant of the ...

www.catholic.org/pope/new_pope.php

The cardinals meet in Rome 15 to 20 days after the death of a pope and pick a .... The also swear that if elected they will faithfully carry out the Petrine Office, and ...

www.thoughtco.com/electing-the-next-pope-250473

Mar 16, 2017 ... Most people regard the pope as simply the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and that he is, but we must not forget that he is also the Bishop ...