Pope Resignation http://www.kunc.org en 5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them? http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-about-popes-and-their-names-why-do-they-change-them <strong>Update at 5 p.m., March 13:</strong> The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/13/174201655/a-pope-is-chosen" target="_blank">new pope's name will be Francis</a> — one that hasn't been used before.<p><strong>Our original post, written before Pope Francis was chosen:</strong><p>It's not required, but it's almost surely going to happen:<p>The man chosen to be <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/12/174083706/watch-for-the-white-smoke-cardinals-begin-conclave-to-select-next-pope" target="_blank">the next pope</a> will choose a new name — one other than what Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41430 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them? A Rough Guide To The Papal Conclave http://www.kunc.org/post/rough-guide-papal-conclave The stage is now set for the opening act of one of the more spectacular and intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet: the election of a pope.<p>In Rome, TV camera crews have set up their positions on big platforms overlooking St. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:11:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 41358 at http://www.kunc.org A Rough Guide To The Papal Conclave Sistine Chapel Conclave Prep Includes Ensuring Social Media Blackout http://www.kunc.org/post/sistine-chapel-conclave-prep-includes-ensuring-social-media-blackout Last-minute preparations are under way at the Vatican where the conclave to elect the new pope begins Tuesday.<p>The 115 cardinal electors will remain at the Sistine Chapel incommunicado from the rest of the world as they vote. In the era of social media, however, Vatican officials are taking every precaution to prevent cardinals from yielding to the temptation to tweet and text.<p>In one corner of the chapel, workers have already installed a century-old cast-iron stove, where the voting ballots are to be burned after being tallied. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:35:50 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 41326 at http://www.kunc.org Sistine Chapel Conclave Prep Includes Ensuring Social Media Blackout Conclave To Choose New Pope Will Start Tuesday http://www.kunc.org/post/conclave-choose-new-pope-will-start-tuesday <strong>Update at 11:36 a.m. ET. Starts Tuesday:</strong><p>"The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013," reads a statement just sent to reporters by the Vatican Press Office. It adds that:<p><blockquote><p>"A <em>pro eligendo Romano Pontifice</em> Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41246 at http://www.kunc.org Conclave To Choose New Pope Will Start Tuesday Victims' Advocates Push For Some Cardinals To Be Barred From Papal Conclave http://www.kunc.org/post/victims-advocates-push-some-cardinals-be-barred-papal-conclave As Roman Catholic cardinals now gathered in Rome continue to make preparations for <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=173229643" target="_blank">their conclave that will choose a new pope</a>, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast Desk that "advocates for victims of clerical sex abuse across the world are stepping up demands that three cardinals withdraw" from that process.<p>According to Sylvia:<p><blockquote><p>"The victims groups accuse three cardinals of covering up crimes. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41132 at http://www.kunc.org Victims' Advocates Push For Some Cardinals To Be Barred From Papal Conclave