How is a New Pope chosen?

How is a New Pope chosen?

New Pope
Thousands of people flock to St. Peter's square in Rome to celebrate the announcement of the new Pope. The moment white smoke comes out from the chimney stack of the Vatican everyone knows that the new Pope is elected. The smoke signals that the hours of the election are finally over. People elated at the prospect burst into cheers of joy for their new church leader. The nominal person on the street though has no clue that it takes many hours of debate and meetings to decide who will be the new Pope. Here we reveal how a new Pope gets elected. How the Roman Catholic church acquires a new Pontiff. It is the oldest voting system in the world, and many of its traditions have been unaffected for spans…
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