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#Sede Vacante

# sede-vacante - Friday 1 March, 2013

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

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.

# sede-vacante - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

# sede-vacante - 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?

Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news

February 11 is the World Day of the Sick, Brady notes, asking for prayers for those responsible for choosing his successor.