Friday, April 01, 2005

Cardinals Summoned to Rome

The world's cardinals have been summoned to Rome, a sign that preparations for a conclave are underway. Conclave is the secret election process during which the College of Cardinals are responsible for electing a new pope.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is he dead then??

Anonymous said...

Even if he's not dead, the damage to his intestines has reached such an extent that he's beyond the possibility of a recovery.

He's comatose and will probably never reach conciousness again.

In other words: He is dying!

Jimbo said...

While the Vatican has made no such declaration that the Pope is dead, they certainly are acknowledging that death is now imminent.

Writedonnie said...

He has died

Anonymous said...

I just heard on the news that his heart has stopped according to the Italian news just recently.

Writedonnie said...

What a sad day. We have lost the most influential person in History.

Anonymous said...

CNN is reporting that italian media has confirmed but there has been no word from the vatican yet. It looks like it is real. He was the most traveled pope in history and did alot for the world, especially children. Yes, indeed, it is a sad day.

Anonymous said...

What is the source of the story that the cardinals have been summoned?

Jimbo said...

This Bloomberg story includes the bit about the Cardinals being summoned. Scroll down several paragraphs.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a.RbRXoRh9zo&refer=europe