Sede vacante

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments


This is the Vatican insignia representing a the “sede vacante” (vacant see). The emblem is used between the death of a pope and the election of a new one — a period known as the interregnum. The Holy See will be considered vacant at 8 p.m. in Rome Feb. 28, the official time of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. CNS illustration/Tim Meko

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Category: Papal Transition