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Electing a New Pope — Infographic

The Election of the Pope

At 8 pm Rome time Pope Benedict XVI will step down, beginning the ancient tradition of the Conclave of the Cardinals to elect his successor.  Today’s infographic breaks down some of the numbers and facts about the Conclave and this process and also highlights some of the Cardinals considered to be Benedict’s likely successor. [VIA: Al Jazeera News]

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Infographics


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Video of the Day – 2/21/13 (How to Become Pope)

Daily Video — How to Become Pope (or How a Pope is Elected)

With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign his position on February 28, the question of how a new Pope will be elected comes to the forefront again.  Explaining this ancient tradition with a little humor and animation, today’s video explains the process from being a priest and rising to the position of the Pontiff as well as some of the titles, duties, and obligations of the other members of the Church hierarchy involved in the process.

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Daily Video


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