Helpful resources for understanding how a Papal Conclave works.
This whole new pope thing has the Catholic Church in the news once again. Many major news organizations are reporting on the papal election process with little understanding of how it actually works. Considering that most people get their news from non-Catholic sources, you may be encountering some confusion on the part of your friends and colleagues. Need some help answering their questions? Here are two short, entertaining, accurate videos that explain the process of electing a pope.
How Do They Choose the Pope? (Busted Halo)
How to Become Pope? (C. G. P. Grey)
Another helpful resource is Electing the Pope, a web project that was recently established to provide well-researched, clear answers to the basic questions about the papal election.
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