Pope replacement vote sooner than usual

(CNN) - It appears Pope Benedict wants his replacement chosen sooner than usual.

The Vatican says he may change the Church's constitution. Right now, it says a vote should begin 15 to 20 days after a papal vacancy. Benedict's last day as pontiff is February 28th. That means the soonest the College of Cardinals would start choosing a new leader, would be March 15th.

Pope Benedict shocked Catholics last week when he announced his resignation, citing old age.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment