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College of Cardinals, Precedence Conventions & the jus optionis Preferment Rules

College of Cardinals, Precedence Conventions & the jus optionis Preferment Rules

Though the rules of precedence within the College of Cardinals appear to have stayed unchanged since 1371 the so called jus optionis preferment mechanism which allows cardinals to get themselves elevated within the College has undergone many changes -- Bl. Pope John XXIII's 1961 change being one of the most profound. This detailed article by the author of 'The Next Pope' book, Anura Guruge, examines all the facets of precedence and preferment.

Read the whole article at:

http://popes-and-papacy.com/wordpress/?p=221

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