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#Conclave

# conclave - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

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

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

From The42 'Rugby people of Ireland' - Rala O'Reilly fails in late bid to land Pope job Pope Rala
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FRONT PAGES: Pope Francis dominates the new and old worlds' newspapers

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?

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

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

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

The Dougal for Pope campaign is gathering momentum...

…as Dougal himself speaks out.

Cardinals prepare for second day of conclave to elect new pope

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

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

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

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

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 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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?

This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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