When Pope Benedict XVI resigned due to his self-perceived inability to do his job properly, it set in motion a process that has taken place unchanged for centuries.
How do they choose a new Pope? This video explains it all, and it’s interesting whether or not you happen to be a Catholic.
The Papal Conclave is a mysterious ceremony, one which no doubt includes events and traditions that will forever remain secret to outsiders. However, we do know the basics.
In the end a two-thirds majority needs to collectively settle on a name, and that man becomes the new Pope. I thought he was meant to be chosen by God himself, but clearly not.