How the Papal Conclave Works

Process will be basically the same as if the pope died

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 11, 2013 3:27 PM CST

(Newser) – Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to step down since 1294, so you probably have quite a few questions about what happens next. But it turns out the process the papal conclave will use to elect the next pope will be fairly familiar: With...   Read full story »


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