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Little Known Facts About Electing A Pope; Interesting Details About The Upcoming Papal Conclave

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As leaders of the Roman Catholic Church wait for the last remaining cardinal to arrive in Vatican City, all eyes will soon be watching the chimney at St. Peter’s Basilica for the earliest signal that the See Of Rome has a new Pope.  Along the way, many interesting details about the Papal Conclave are coming out.

Did you know that this is the first time a conclave has been held during Lent since 1829?  Did you know that two doctors are chosen at the onset to remain on call during the proceedings?  There are even modern-era details like the ban on cellphone cameras.

Want to learn more?  This article has other interesting conclave facts to share.

Little-known Facts about a Papal Conclave | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views.

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