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#Papal Conclave

That was quick - but how long have papal conclaves lasted in the past?
# Waiting Game
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# Waiting Game

That was quick - but how long have papal conclaves lasted in the past?

Mar 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,909 Views 5 Comments

The speedy election of this new pope was not a break from tradition…

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?
# Papal Conclave
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# Papal Conclave

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?

Mar 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 16,043 Views 18 Comments

Blood and a willingness to die for their faith as a literal part of the “body” of the Church, apparently.

The Dougal for Pope campaign is gathering momentum...
# How Hard Can It Be Ted?
# How Hard Can It Be Ted?

The Dougal for Pope campaign is gathering momentum...

Mar 13th 2013, 12:30 PM 13,119 Views 20 Comments

…as Dougal himself speaks out.

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?
# White Smoke
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# White Smoke

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?

Mar 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 20,349 Views 61 Comments

There are currently 209 members of the College of Cardinals – but only 115 of them get a vote in choosing the new pontiff.

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks
# Pre-conclave
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# Pre-conclave

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

Mar 11th 2013, 1:45 PM 9,053 Views 38 Comments

One of the cardinals in contention, Timothy Dolan, told an interviewer that anyone mentioning him as a candidate must be “smoking marijuana”.

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?

Mar 4th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,539 Views 112 Comments

March should see a new leader to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, but can he make a difference?

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'
# Catholic Church
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# Catholic Church

Catholic cardinal admits 'sexual conduct fell below standards'

Mar 4th 2013, 9:14 AM 4,736 Views 49 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric last week, has now admitted the allegations that were made against them having initially denied them.

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last
# White Smoke
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# White Smoke

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

Feb 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 51,615 Views 87 Comments

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.