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Pope Considering Changes to Papal Election Rules

Last edited 20th February 2013

Pope Considering Changes to Papal Election Rules

Pope Benedict XVI is considering modifying the laws that govern how a Pope is elected, given the circumstances created by his resignation. According to canon law, the conclave to elect a new Pope should take place between March 15 and 20.

But since the traditional nine days of mourning will not take place and the Pope has given 17 days notice, the election process could take place as soon as the cardinals are able to reach Rome. Visit this article to read more.


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