Tag: Papal election

Papal transition: Opportunity to showcase the faith

Papal transition: Opportunity to showcase the faith

| Stephen Kent | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was another one of those conversations that have occurred with some frequency in the past few weeks.

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In digital age, Vatican sticking with smoke, bells to announce new pope

In digital age, Vatican sticking with smoke, bells to announce new pope

| Carol Glatz | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Though the Vatican has become increasingly savvy with more modern forms of communication, it’s still sticking with more primitive methods — swirling smoke and tolling bells — to announce whether a new pope has been elected.

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Cardinals enter conclave invoking aid of Holy Spirit, all the saints

Cardinals enter conclave invoking aid of Holy Spirit, all the saints

| Cindy Wooden | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Invoking the aid of the Holy Spirit and the holy men and women from all over the world recognized as saints, 115 cardinals processed slowly into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a pope.

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Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

| Cindy Wooden | March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite the rain, thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square after dark March 12, the first evening of the conclave, to witness the black smoke that signaled the Catholic Church’s 115 cardinal electors had failed, as expected, to elect a pope on the first ballot.

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