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# sede-vacante - Friday 1 March, 2013

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope
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# Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

Mar 1st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,091 Views 35 Comments

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎
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# Sede Vacante

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

Mar 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 8,827 Views 15 Comments

There’s more than a few similarities between the only two men to have resigned the papacy by choice.

# sede-vacante - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church
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# Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Feb 28th 2013, 7:10 PM 9,124 Views 131 Comments

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

# sede-vacante - Monday 11 February, 2013

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election
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# Sede Vacante

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election

Feb 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,800 Views 48 Comments

Because of the Ingravescentem aetatem, not all of the College of Cardinals get to fill the Petrine ministry. Didn’t you know?

Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news
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Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news

Feb 11th 2013, 8:10 PM 12,706 Views 57 Comments

February 11 is the World Day of the Sick, Brady notes, asking for prayers for those responsible for choosing his successor.