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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Some Answers to Your Questions

The Eternal Word Television Network Web site has some comprehensive answers to some of the questions we are all asking today.

Who's in charge now that the Pope is dead? "It is the College of Cardinals, therefore, which remains in charge during the Interregnum. The Camerlengo and the other officials of the Apostolic Camera oversee the dicasteries and report daily to the College, which makes any decisions."

Who belongs to the college of Cardinals? There 183 Cardinals, 117 of whom are eligible to vote for a new Pope. Only Cardinals under the age of 80 are allowed to vote; they're called Cardinal Electors.

John Paul II was the 264th Pope. You know you're curious about who the rest of them were...

5 Comments:

Blogger mrousou said...

Hi,

I was wondering how this tragedy will affect the Tourism in Rome during this week.
My wife will be in Rome this Thursday 7th. Is everything to be closed?

10:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy McCabe said...

I think Friday is the day most things will be closed -- but only during the funeral. Shops (although they will be closed during the actual funeral), restaurants, hotels have to stay open to cater to the tourists.

3:53 PM  
Blogger petertuzo said...

Father Malachy prophesized in the 11th century that the next pope will be associated with an Olive (presumably his personal or e cclesiastical crest will show an olive with something). The subsequent to the Olive pope willbe the last Pope PETRUS Romanus (?) who will preside over the last days of Rome which will be destroyed and the papacy ended as we know it.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy McCabe said...

petertuzo-

I've heard a bit about Malachy too. I am going to do some research and post what I find. Thanks for the tip.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Kathy McCabe said...

petertuzo-

I've heard a bit about Malachy too. I am going to do some research and post what I find. Thanks for the tip.

3:16 AM  

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