February 24, 1996

Pope revises rules on papal elections that could alter outcome

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c. 1996 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS)-Pope John Paul II has revised the way the next pope will be elected, allowing cardinals voting in secret ballot to abandon two-thirds majority approval and resort to a simple absolute majority if a stalemate is reached. The revision, outlined in a papal document, could affect the outcome […]

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