Papal Election

Resignation of a Pope

25th September 2018

Resignation of a Pope

The possibility of the resignation of a reigning Pontiff is recognised in the Code of Canon Law More >

Becoming a Pope

12th April 2018

Becoming a Pope

How is a pope elected? What happens when a pope resigns or dies. More >

The New Pope

13th April 2010

The New Pope

The Latin announcement Habemus Papam! - "We Have a Pope!" More >

Observance of Secrecy

13th April 2010

Observance of Secrecy

Details about the level of secrecy Cardinals maintain during Conclave. More >

Resolving Deadlock

13th April 2010

Resolving Deadlock

What happens upon a deadlock vote? More >

The Ballots

13th April 2010

The Ballots

The voting process to elect a new Pope. More >

The Election

13th April 2010

The Election

What is the process of electing a new Pope? More >

The Conclave

13th April 2010

The Conclave

The institution of the Conclave is the mechanism by which a new pope is elected. More >

College of Cardinals

13th April 2010

College of Cardinals

Details about the College of Cardinals during the vacancy of the Apostolic See More >

The Electors

13th April 2010

The Electors

Since 1059, the election of the Pope has been reserved to the cardinals alone. More >

When a Pope Dies

13th April 2010

When a Pope Dies

Details of the procedures followed immediately after the death of a Pope. More >