BLOG: Conclave
Paul VI 3 days, 6 ballots Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, Paul VI was chosen in a conclave with 80 cardinals present.The conclave took place from June 19-21, 1963. Pope Paul VI was 65 years old when he was elected and died 15 years later on August 6, 1978. CNS photo more
John XXIII 3 days, 11 ballots Fifty-one cardinals were in the conclave of October 25-28, 1958 when Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, John XXIII was elected. He was 76 years old at the time and he died on June 3, 1963. It was Pope John XXIII who called the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962. CNS photo more
Pius XII 2 days, 3 ballots The conclave took place from 1 to 2 of March 1939. 62 Cardinals were present. The College of Cardinals elected Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII. He was 63 years old. He died on October 9, 1958. CNS photo more
With the recent papal transition in the media, much attention has been focused on the role of women in the Church. Questions have been raised: Should women be ordained as priests? Is there equality in the Church? Does the Church value women? Join us as host Kris Dmytrenko speaks with three diverse Catholic women to more
Source: CCCB Website For the more than 1.2 billion Christians around the world who are members of our Church, this is an important and solemn moment. The Cardinals of the Catholic Church, in prayer and meditation, free from interference by the outside world, will begin their Conclave to elect a new Successor to the Apostle more
Pius XI 4 days, 14 ballots Fifty-three cardinals gathered at the Vatican from February 2 – 6, 1922 to elect Cardinal Achille Ratti, Pius XI. He was 64 years old. He died on February 10, 1939. CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano more
Benedict XV 4 days, 10 ballots Fifty-seven cardinals were present in the conclave from August 31 to September 3, 1914, electing Cardinal Giacomo della Chiesa, Pope Benedict XV. He was 59 years old. The Italian pope died on January 22, 1922. more
Salt and Light producer Sebastian Gomes sits down with John Allen Jr. to discuss possible candidates for the Papacy. John is a multi-awarded journalist who specializes in Vatican affairs. more
Now that we have a date, the next big question on everyone’s mind is how long will it take before we know who’s our next Pope? In the last one hundred years there have been nine conclaves to date, ten if you count the one that will start on March 12. In honour of this more
Photo: Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel at the beginning of the conclave at the Vatican on April 18, 2005. The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013.  A Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in the more