2013 papal conclave

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Pope Francis after he was elected pope

The 2013 papal conclave was when cardinals met to elect the pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI after his resignation on 28 February 2013. After the 115 cardinal-electors gathered, they set 12 March 2013 as the beginning of the conclave. On the fifth ballot,[1] the conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He took the pontifical name of Francis. It took two days to elected Bergoglio as the next pope.

Angelo Sodano was the dean of this conclave. It was held at the Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.

Possible candidates[change | change source]

Then-Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri meeting a newly elected Pope Francis

Besides Bergoglio, the following cardinals were seen as possible candidates for pope:

Aftermath[change | change source]

Pope Francis celebrated his inauguration on 19 March 2013 and became Bishop of Rome on 7 April.[19]

In October 2013, the Italian weekly magazine Panorama claimed that the United States National Security Agency had targeted cardinals in the conclave for surveillance, including Cardinal Bergoglio.[20] An NSA spokesperson denied this.[21]

References[change | change source]

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  18. "Austrian Cardinal Schoenborn a favored papal candidate _ but mom does not want him in the job". Fox News. Associated Press. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  19. Pullella, Philip (7 April 2013). "Pope installed as bishop of Rome, appeals to lapsed faithful". Reuters. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  20. "Esclusiva Panorama: Datagate, anche il Papa è stato intercettato - Panorama". Panorama (in Italian). 30 October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  21. "US 'spied on future Pope Francis during Vatican conclave'". Telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.