All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘papal conclave’

Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave

In order to prepare for the upcoming Papal Conclave, the Vatican today closed the Sistine Chapel to visitors. As of 1 pm today, the chapel, famous for its renaissance frescoes, will be closed to the public until the process of choosing a new Pope has finished. From the Vatican’s statement: In order to accommodate the forthcoming Conclave, the Sistine Chapel …

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The Pope’s Twitter Account to Be Put on Ice, Not Shuttered

Despite earlier reports that Pope Benedict’s resignation means curtains for the official @Pontifex Twitter account, it looks like the account will stay alive while the Papal Conclave selects his replacement. At least according to the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Paul Tighe. “During the period between today and the election of new pope the account will be …

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Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope

Twitter-using Cardinals are going to have to shutter their devices when they all convene to select a new Pope to replace the outgoing Benedict XVI. The 117 Cardinals who will participate in the upcoming Papal Conclave will be barred from tweeting the moment they sit down to make the decision. Like a sequestered jury, the Cardinals will be prohibited from …

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