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What Happens When A Pope Dies?

Certain procedures specified in Church law, specifically the Apostolic Constitution , must be followed when a pope dies.
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The papal apartments ared of his successor.

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Thed dandd of the Pope are destroyed so that no official documents can be forged after the Popes death. The Cardinald dpublicly announces to the City of Rome that its Bishop has died. The funeral of the Pope normally takes place between the fourth and sixth day after death. The Pope is normally buried insided ddifferent coffins and his grave marked with a simple granite headstone.

What happens when a Pope dies?

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What Happens When A Pope Dies?


Certain procedures specified in Church law, specifically the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, must be followed when a pope dies. First it must be certified that he is truly dead. The Camerlengo will call the Popes baptismal name three times (while, according to some sources, he taps the Pope on the head with a silver hammer). After each call there is a pause to see if the Pope responds. Assuming that there is no response the Chancellor of the Apostolic Camera draws up the official death certificate.

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The papal apartments are sealed until after the election of his successor. The ring and seal of the Pope are destroyed so that no official documents can be forged after the Popes death. The Cardinal Vicar publicly announces to the City of Rome that its Bishop has died. The funeral of the Pope normally takes place between the fourth and sixth day after death. The Pope is normally buried inside three different coffins and his grave marked with a simple granite headstone.

What happens when a Pope dies?

Glue to Front of Completed Mini-Book

Jessica at Shower of Roses ~ http://showerofroses.blogspot.com