Posts Tagged ‘Papal Conclave’

Cardinal George Pell turns 80, loses right to vote in papal conclave

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Cardinal George Pell turned 80 years old on Tuesday, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave. The Australian was made a cardinal by St. Pope John Paul II in October 2003, while he was archbishop of Sydney. Ten years later, Pope Francis appointed Pell a member of his Council of Cardinals, and Read more

First black American cardinal appointed

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
first black American cardinal

Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory will be the first black American cardinal. He was one of 13 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus address on October 25th. Nine of the new appointees are under the age of 80. They will be eligible to vote in a papal conclave along Read more

How Pope Francis will mend a broken church

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The election of a new pope is always an exciting moment for the Church and the world. After weeks of uncertainty, it seems there is good reason to celebrate the election of Pope Francis I, and to congratulate and offer support to him in the immense task ahead. The excitement of the election of a Read more

Fantasy conclave

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

As I’ve been promoting this week, today was Google Hangout day for the Southern Cross New Media Project folks: Sarah Coppola and Emilie Ng from Cradio and James Bergin and I from Icon Media/Station 15 etc. And we were joined by the very impressive young man Brandon Vogt, who is doing some fantastic work in communicating Read more

Article based on diary says Ratzinger became pope with 84 votes

Friday, March 9th, 2012

On the fourth ballot of the April 18-19 conclave to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger went from being five votes shy of election to having seven more than the 77 needed.

The count, along with a few details of the brief conclave leading to the election of Pope Benedict XVI, was published Sept. 23 in Limes, a respected Italian journal usually focused on geopolitics.

On each of the four ballots, the magazine said, the prelate receiving the second-highest number of votes was Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires.

Limes said its information came from the diary of an anonymous cardinal who, while acknowledging he was violating his oath of secrecy, felt the results of the conclave votes should be part of the historic record.

The journal said it confirmed the diary’s count with other cardinals.

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