What is the conclave?
the election of the new pope
When does the conclave go into motion?
when the pope dies
What is the part of the cardinals in the conclave?
They exclusively are part of the conclave and attend it
What are the cardinals committed to in the Conclave concerning the voting and deliberations?
They are committed to absolute secrecy about what happens
Where does the Conclave meet?
What happens to the ballots after they vote?
they are burned
Winning the election requires what majority?
What does grey smoke signify?
No pope has been elected
What does white smoke signify?
A pope has been elected
What happens when a cardinal gets to be over 80 years old?
They are no longer a part of the Conclave and they can no longer vote
What is the maximum number of voters in the Conclave?
What is a rule during the length of the Conclave?
the cardinals are not allowed to have contact with the outside world
What are the cardinals not allowed to have during the length of the Conclave?
phones, newspapers, television
What is the minimum length of the Conclave and why?
2 days because they deliberate and don't vote on the first day
What do they shout when a new pope is elected?