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Three phases of voting process
2. scrutiny proper
Who is eligible to be elected pope?
any baptized, unmarried male
-Must verify the death of pope. Traditionally by calling the Pope 3 times by name without a response.
-He must then authorize death certificate and make public by notifying the Cardinal Vicar for the Diocese of Rome
-Then seals the Pope's private apartments
-responsible for the gov. of Church.
-Has to arrange burial and funeral of Pope
- He directs the election of new pope
How many days of mourning after the pope dies?
where they all meet to elect a new pope
When Cardinals enter the Conclave, they will maintain ________ about voting deliberations.
What is the penalty for disclosing anything about the conclave that must be kept secret?
If the new pope has been elected, what color smoke if burned? And in addition to this what else happens?
white and bells of St Peter's Basilica ring
If pope has not been elected what color smoke?
How did Pope Paul VI change the rules for the conclave?
He excluded all cardinals 80 years or older from the conclave
The older cardinals are still unable to enter conclave but they still can take an active role in what?
Maximum # of Cardinal Electors allowed
Cardinals are not permitted to have any contact with what?
The outside world
For the first time, Cardinals are able to what? But if they run into another Cardinal, they are forbidden from speaking to him.
walk freely within Vatican City
1. Begins with the preparation and distribution of ballots
2. Each cardinal elector receives two or three blank ballots
Requirements for voting ballots
a) the ballots paper must be rectangular
b) must have the words, "eligo in summum pontifcem"
c) lower part of each ballot must be balnk
The drawing by lot from amounf all cardinal electors:
a) three scutineers
b) three infirmarri
c) three revisers
go and collect the ballots from the sick electors
Scrutiny Proper Phase
the second phase, each cardinal carries his completed ballot to the altar in the Sistine Chapel so everyone can see it and places it in the receptacle
Second step in Scrutiny Phase:
the mixing and counting of ballots
count the ballots to make sure their number corresponds to the number of electors voting
If the # of ballots does not correspond to the number of electors what happens?
all ballots must be burned and a second vote taken at once
Step 3 in the Scrutiny Phase:
a) scrutineer records the name of the person chosen and passes the ballot
b) second scrutineer, records the name of the person chosen and passes the ballot
c) the third scrutineer reads it a loud so all the electors can record the vote
d) if the scrutineers discover two ballots folded, if the have the same name they will be counted as one vote, if they do not then neither vote will be valid
e)add up the sum of votes obtained and writes them down
f) the last scrutineer pierces each ballot through the word eligo and places it on the a thread as he reads out the ballots so they can be preserved
g) after ballots have been read out, the thread are tied in a knot and the joined ballots are place in a receptacle
The cardinals will vote the first day and if no one is elected they will follow the following:
Vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon until someone is elected.
After 3 days and no one has been elected, they will take a day of prayer.
After 7 more ballots and no one has been elected then they will take another day of prayer. Every 7 ballots they will take a day of prayer until pope is elected.
After 29 or 30 ballots and no one has been elected then:
The election will proceed in accordance with what the absolute majority of electors decides
Pope Benedict XVI decided to return to what?
The old system of selecting a pope. A candidate will need 2/3 of the votes regardless of how many times the ballot needs to be repeated.
Who introduced the reforms of the electing a new pope based on the absolute majority to avoid the deadlocks?
Pope John Paul II
After ____ days of a conclave, Pope Benedict addressed that they would vote between the top to candidates.
this is 50+1 percent of those eligible to vote, not matter how many of the potential voters are attending or voting.
Cardinal electors are forbidden to:
any contact with the outside world, to accept under any pretext whatsoever from any civil authority,can not assemble together or make an agreement
Two questions the newly elected pope is asked:
what his name is going to be and if he accepts this position
meaning of "Habemus Papam!"
we have a new pope!