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[quote:zryp2m85]Ok, I know this probably sounds dumb, but, how exactly do or will they go about choosing the next pope? What is the process? I know (very dumb) but I really have no idea [/quote:zryp2m85]
Don’t worry. ” title=”Smile” /> You’re not expected to know everything and I certainly don’t know some things as well.
Anyway, in brief, when the reigning pope dies within a short time all the Cardinals of the world under 80 years old get together in Rome (called a [i:zryp2m85]conclave[/i:zryp2m85]).
They then spend time with each other and begin a process of voting each day until there is a majority or unanimous (can’t remember which) vote for the next successor of Peter.
This process can take days, weeks, months and even years.