Picking a pope: What happens in conclave

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:42:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 11:24:59 AM PDT

After weeks of speculation and plenty of pre-conclave meetings, the conclave has selected a new pope. Take a look at what's involved in the process of choosing a pope.

Joseph Ratzinger with Pope John Paul II
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Traditionally, the new pope was then formally installed at a coronation ceremony where they were crowned with a papal tiara. Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI declined to have this ceremony, opting instead for an inauguration Mass.


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