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#Conclave

# conclave - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Mar 16th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,416 Views 4 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# conclave - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Tears, cheers and prayers as the Vatican reveals new pope
# White Smoke
# White Smoke

Tears, cheers and prayers as the Vatican reveals new pope

Mar 14th 2013, 12:07 PM 6,049 Views 62 Comments

IN PICTURES: Twenty reactions to the election of the New World’s first pope.

'Rugby people of Ireland' - Rala O'Reilly fails in late bid to land Pope job
# Pope Rala
From The42
# Pope Rala

'Rugby people of Ireland' - Rala O'Reilly fails in late bid to land Pope job

Mar 14th 2013, 8:34 AM 1,632 Views 2 Comments

He would’ve had our vote.

FRONT PAGES: Pope Francis dominates the new and old worlds' newspapers
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

FRONT PAGES: Pope Francis dominates the new and old worlds' newspapers

Mar 14th 2013, 8:18 AM 8,021 Views 71 Comments

It was a rare newspaper today that did not run images from the Vatican on its front page. Here’s a round up.

That was quick - but how long have papal conclaves lasted in the past?
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

That was quick - but how long have papal conclaves lasted in the past?

Mar 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,741 Views 5 Comments

The speedy election of this new pope was not a break from tradition…

# conclave - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Jorge Bergoglio's first words as Pope Francis
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Jorge Bergoglio's first words as Pope Francis

Mar 13th 2013, 10:47 PM 18,909 Views 145 Comments

Here is the 76-year-old’s first speech in full.

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?
# Papal Conclave
# Papal Conclave

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?

Mar 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 15,861 Views 18 Comments

Blood and a willingness to die for their faith as a literal part of the “body” of the Church, apparently.

LIVE: White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel as new pope is elected
# White Smoke
# White Smoke

LIVE: White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel as new pope is elected

Mar 13th 2013, 6:08 PM 30,517 Views 181 Comments

Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have elected a new pope, whose identity will be revealed in a few moments.

WATCH: Live video from the Vatican as Catholics await a new Pope
# Chimney Cam
# Chimney Cam

WATCH: Live video from the Vatican as Catholics await a new Pope

Mar 13th 2013, 4:32 PM 9,702 Views 0 Comments

If there’s white smoke, you’ll see it here. (If there’s black smoke, you’ll see that here too.)

The Dougal for Pope campaign is gathering momentum...
# How Hard Can It Be Ted?
From The Daily Edge
# How Hard Can It Be Ted?

The Dougal for Pope campaign is gathering momentum...

Mar 13th 2013, 12:30 PM 13,098 Views 20 Comments

…as Dougal himself speaks out.

Cardinals prepare for second day of conclave to elect new pope
# Conclave
# Conclave

Cardinals prepare for second day of conclave to elect new pope

Mar 13th 2013, 9:06 AM 4,139 Views 83 Comments

There will be four ballots today – two in the morning and two in the afternoon – to try and choose a new pontiff.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Mar 13th 2013, 8:45 AM 8,837 Views 9 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# conclave - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring

Mar 12th 2013, 7:59 PM 13,670 Views 5 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Vatican conclave to elect the next Pope
# Il Papa
# Il Papa

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Vatican conclave to elect the next Pope

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,417 Views 35 Comments

The 115 cardinals under 80 were locked into the Sistine Chapel this afternoon to begin the process of choosing the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 12th 2013, 4:45 PM 6,202 Views 7 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 12th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,288 Views 10 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins
# Conclave
# Conclave

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins

Mar 12th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,135 Views 73 Comments

Cardinals will be sworn in with a solemn oath that threatens anyone who reveals the deliberations of the conclave with instant excommunication.

# conclave - Monday 11 March, 2013

Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?
# Habemus Papam
# Habemus Papam

Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?

Mar 11th 2013, 7:18 PM 10,812 Views 58 Comments

This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks
# Pre-conclave
# Pre-conclave

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

Mar 11th 2013, 1:45 PM 9,048 Views 38 Comments

One of the cardinals in contention, Timothy Dolan, told an interviewer that anyone mentioning him as a candidate must be “smoking marijuana”.

# conclave - Friday 8 March, 2013

Conclave to elect next pope will begin on Tuesday
# Conclave
# Conclave

Conclave to elect next pope will begin on Tuesday

Mar 8th 2013, 4:48 PM 6,436 Views 78 Comments

Cardinals have chosen to bring their behind-closed-doors conclave forward by three days.

# conclave - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

'Leaks' prompt US Cardinals to call off pre-conclave press conferences
# Veil Of Secrecy
# Veil Of Secrecy

'Leaks' prompt US Cardinals to call off pre-conclave press conferences

Mar 6th 2013, 3:19 PM 6,751 Views 8 Comments

Italian newspaper reports – including comments made by some cardinals about others – have prompted a media clampdown.

# conclave - Monday 4 March, 2013

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?

Mar 4th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,539 Views 112 Comments

March should see a new leader to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, but can he make a difference?

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 4th 2013, 8:41 AM 8,716 Views 12 Comments

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 33 Views 88 Comments

As we await the election of a new pope, Fr Tony Flannery believes that it is being increasingly accepted that the Vatican is in urgent need of reform.

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks
# NEW POPE
# NEW POPE

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,173 Views 12 Comments

Cardinals gather for the general congregations today ahead of the start of the conclave to elect the next head of the Catholic Church.

# conclave - Friday 1 March, 2013

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎
# Sede Vacante
# Sede Vacante

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

Mar 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 8,813 Views 15 Comments

There’s more than a few similarities between the only two men to have resigned the papacy by choice.

# conclave - Monday 25 February, 2013

Benedict changes rules to allow Conclave to start earlier
# Conclave
# Conclave

Benedict changes rules to allow Conclave to start earlier

Feb 25th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,806 Views 52 Comments

Cardinals can now move the Conclave forward if they’re all present – but also have to take strict oaths of secrecy.

# conclave - Monday 11 February, 2013

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election
# Sede Vacante
# Sede Vacante

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election

Feb 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,772 Views 48 Comments

Because of the Ingravescentem aetatem, not all of the College of Cardinals get to fill the Petrine ministry. Didn’t you know?