NEWS SIDEBAR: Questions and Answers on Electing a New Pope

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Following is a brief explanation of the process used in a conclave to elect a new pope. Q: Who governs the church until a new pope is elected? A: Day-to-day operations are handled by the Vatican curia, the central bureaucracy. All prelates who head Vatican agencies resign after the […]

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