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Saturday, April 02, 2005

The Rules for Electing a New Pontiff

The Universi Dominici Gregis is the document written by the Pope in 1996 that sets out the rules for electing his successor. "While keeping in mind present-day requirements, I have been careful, in formulating the new discipline, not to depart in substance from the wise and venerable tradition already established," the Pope noted. This New York Times article is one of the best I have read detailing the selection of a papal successor. The College of Cardinals is expected to meet Monday at 10 a.m. to select a date for the Pope's funeral.


Blogger Karin said...

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10:18 PM  
Blogger Karin said...


Thanks so much for posting this most informative narrative as well as the Pope's own words on the selection of his successor. With a trip to Rome in mid-May, I'm very excited to see the changes that will be occurring!


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