Thursday October 22, 2020

New pope expected by end of this week

By the end of this week, the Catholic Church should have a new leader.

16th April, 2005

By the end of this week, the Catholic Church should have a new leader. Tomorrow, the 115 cardinal-electors will gather in the Sistine Chapel in Rome to begin the process of electing a new pope to succeed John Paul II, who died two weeks ago.

The electors - together with a number of other cardinals who are aged over 80 – have been meeting for the past fortnight to handle the day-to-day business of the Catholic...

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