Pope francis is wonderfulnot to say the other pope's were not, just because of the fanciness that they did not change of the papacy it's just beautiful how humble and down to earth pope francis is pope francis is the epitome of papal legacy & has brought back true meaning to catholicism in the vatican. New rules popes are elected by the college of cardinals meeting in conclave when the apostolic see falls vacant pope paul vi significantly changed the rules for conclaves in 1975 when he promulgated the apostolic constitution romano pontifico eligendo. Elected a new pope, alexander v to the councils consternation, neither pope accepted its action, and now christendom was faced with three contenting popes although most of latin christendom accepted alexander and his successor john xxiii, the popes of rome and avignon refused to step down. The pope is dead in the bedroom of his apartment in the vatican palace in rome, the pope has just died standing by his bedside is the cardinal camerlengo, the cardinal appointed by the pope to direct the affairs of the church until a new pope is elected. Cardinal jorge mario bergoglio of buenos aires has been elected the 266th pope of the catholic church, taking the name pope francis he is the first latin american pope to lead the church, as.
Start studying pope essay (klemm) learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools one of the oldest popes when elected. Pope john paul ii changed the rules of election in 1996 previously, a candidate had to secure a majority of two-thirds to be elected pope (two-thirds plus one vote if the number of cardinals does. Pope: until recently, writes william h shannon, a priest and founder of the international thomas merton society, in his essay the future of the papacy, a two-thirds majority plus one was.
When the second pope to take the name martin was elected, there was confusion over how many popes had taken the name before it was believed at the time that there were three, so the second pope named martin was called martin iv. With a pope now duly elected the ballot papers are burned once more with an additive placed in the fire that turns the smoke white informing the world that a new pontiff has been chosen. In pope francis: untying the knots, paul vallely, another british catholic writer on religion, develops a distinctive interpretation of his subject but the basic narrative is there in all three. Clement x (29 april 1670 - 22 july 1676) is the oldest elected pope he started his pontificate at the age of 79 benedict xvi has been elected at the age of 78.
Pope john paul ii karol joseph wojtyla was born in wadowice, poland on may 18, 1920, to an officer in the polish army and a former school teacher as a young man, karol was athletic. Most recently, during the council of constance in the 15th century, pope gregory xii resigned to bring about the end of the western schism and a new pope was elected in 1417. Protestant reformation and past popes essay referred to the church as an insidious devil that perverts the scriptures he gave examples of how past popes have shed blood, and taken absolute power over the church as if it were theirs to begin with.
Alexander v was an anti-pope elected by the council of pisa most catholics would like to erase the sixth alexander's name from the papal lists while a cardinal, alexander kept several mistresses in rome. The elected pope gives the name he wants to be known by during his pontificate, a document is drawn up and, immediately, the individual is the pope he is escorted to a room behind michelangelo' fresco of 'the last judgment' where he dons the white papal robes , white skull cap, red silk cape and red velvet stole. Pope francis made an unexpected change tuesday in the structure of the college of cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of cardinal bishops, the highest rank within the college.
During the conclave, the process through which the pope is elected, according to the tradition, the vicar of rome is announced with the fumata this meeting of the cardinal electors, the conclave was held in complete and utter seclusion, thus the fumata (meaning smoke) was the sign the cardinals. Pope francis is one of the world's most unique and popular figures this is a sample essay from ultius that discusses pope francis and some of his core teachings and ideals. Another powerful statement from pope francis is that he has chosen to live in the vatican hotel called the casa santa marta, instead of living in the papal apartment at the apostolic palace the article says, francis will use the papal apartment as his workspace, to receive official guests and handle papal business.