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Day Two of the meetings of the College of Cardinals with Pope Francis took place “in an environment of great serenity.” So said Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, during a briefing with journalists today. “As mentioned yesterday morning, the new secretary of state, Archbishop Pietro P...read more
Articles from section "College of Cardinals"
Thousands gathered at St. Peter’s Basilica today for the “Missa Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice" (Mass Before the Election of the Roman Pontiff). Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of …read more
Beginning with the Conclave in 2005, in order to better distinguish the colour of the “fumate” (smoke signalling the election or non-election of a pontiff), a secondary apparatus is used to …read more
Today, 115 cardinals have entered the Conclave to elect Benedict XVI's successor. The two Cardinal electors who are not participating are Cardinal Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja, S.J., archbishop …read more
And so it begins. For the next day or two, or three (it is not ours to know the day nor the hour) the world attention will be riveted on a chimney, like the minds of kids on Christmas Eve. …read more
Drawing from the booklet "Conclave" by Monsignor Charles Burns, the ecclesiastical adviser at the British Embassy to the Holy See, here is a summary of the proceedings that will occur once …read more