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The Next Conclave -- Implications of the Under 80 Rule

The Next Conclave -- Implications of the Under 80 Rule

As a recent article in the London Times demonstrated many are not aware that only cardinals under the age of 80, at the time of the papal vacancy [i.e., the sede vacante], can participate in a conclave.

Title, office, seniority or fame does not count. If you are a cardinal over 80 you have to sit on the sidelines while the younger, cardinal electors, select the next pope. PERIOD.

This posting explores the implications of this rule further:

The Over 80 Rule

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