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Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?

This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…

TOMORROW, OVER A hundred cardinals gather at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to begin the process of electing a new Pope.

The last pre-conclave talks are taking place as we speak as the task of replacing Pope Benedict XVI begins within the next 24 hours.

The support of two-thirds of the 115 ‘cardinal electors’ is needed for the successful candidate. Who that will be is a guessing game right now but this handy infographic from the Catholic News Agency shows you how it all works:

(If you are on a mobile or tablet device, click here)

More: Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

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Hugh O'Connell

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