How a New Pope Will Be Chosen to Replace Pope Benedict XVI

A new pope is elected by the College of Cardinals in Vatican City, who gather under Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel under strict security measures. Only cardinals under the age of 80 can vote, which means 118 members are eligible to vote for Pope Benedict's successor. This process is called a conclave and it will take place at the end of March to elect a new pope in place of Benedict XVI, who announced today he is stepping down. PHOTOS: Pope Benedict XVI Through the...Full Story
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