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An epoch-making decree in the matter of papal elections is that of Nicholas II in 1059.
The occasion for the interference of the Roman emperors and later of the kings of Italy was afforded by disputed elections to the papal chair.
8, Q. Historians and canonists, however, generally hold that the Roman bishopric was filled on its vacancy in the same manner as other bishoprics, that is, the election of the new pope was made by the neighbouring bishops and the clergy and faithful of Rome. /cathen/11456a.htm   (1627 words)

 Papal election - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the sede vacante, as the papal vacancy is known, certain limited powers pass to the College of Cardinals, which is convoked by the Dean of the College of Cardinals.
A vacancy in the papal office may also result from a papal abdication, though no pope has abdicated since Celestine V in 1294 and Gregory XII in 1409.
A papal election is the method by which the Roman Catholic Church fills the office of Bishop of Rome, whose incumbent is known as the Pope, the head of the Church. /wiki/Papal_election   (5414 words)

Three bishops only, namely, John Cjaaundeler of Salisbury, Edmund de Lacey of Hereford and John Wakering of Norwich, were con.firmed by the archbishop of Canterbury during the papal vacancy.
For the appointment of a metropolitan no papal confirmation was required either in the West or East; but the practice which grew up, from the 6th century onwards, of the popes presenting the pallium (q.v.), at first honoris causa, to newly appointed metropolitans gradually came to symbolize the licence to exercise metropolitan jurisdiction.
The question, however, was raised, in connection with that of the papal reservations and provisions, at the councils of Constance and Basel. /C/CO/CONFIRMATION_OF_BISHOPS.htm   (784 words)

The measures the papal letter mentioned as calling for action were the provision of relief for the Holy Land and of resistance to the Mongols whose ravages had extended to Hungary, and the settlement of matters in dispute between the Apostolic see and the emperor.
Papal delegates were sent to Constantinople to consummate the union; but the agreement was rejected by the Greek clergy.
Papal legates practically usurped the government of the German Church from 1246 to 1254. /s/schaff/history/5_ch06.htm   (9204 words)

 Universi Dominici Gregis - John Paul II - Apostolic Constitution (22 February 1996)
During the vacancy of the Apostolic See, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, the Secretary for Relations with States and the Secretaries of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia remain in charge of their respective offices, and are responsible to the College of Cardinals.
During the vacancy of the Apostolic See, the College of Cardinals has no power or jurisdiction in matters which pertain to the Supreme Pontiff during his lifetime or in the exercise of his office; such matters are to be reserved completely and exclusively to the future Pope.
During the vacancy of the Apostolic See, all the civil power of the Supreme Pontiff concerning the government of Vatican City State belongs to the College of Cardinals, which however will be unable to issue decrees except in cases of urgent necessity and solely for the time in which the Holy See is vacant. /holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_22021996_universi-dominici-gregis_en.html   (8122 words)

 Cardinals have no power on the papal office
During a papal vacancy, the College of Cardinals can only carry out ordinary business and matters that cannot be postponed for the governance of the church.
In the General and Particular Congregations, during the vacancy of the Apostolic See, the cardinals have to wear their ceremonial dress, black cassock with piping and the red sash, with skull-cap, pectoral cross and ring.
The Camerlengo of the Church must officially ascertain the Pope's death, in the presence of the Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, of the Cleric Prelates of the Apostolic Camera and of the Secretary and Chancellor of the same. /news/2005/apr/03pope1.htm   (1076 words)

A vicar capitular or administrator of a vacant see retains his office till the papal Bulls appointing a new bishop are duly presented.
Some vacancies are provided for before they actually occur; for example, coadjutors may be named with the right of succession, the pope may make an appointment to go into effect at the death of the present incumbent, an exercise of the so-called jus praeventionis, at one time quite common.
The state of being vacant, free, unoccupied: a term applied to an office or position devoid of an incumbent, as a vacant benefice, bishopric, parish, professorship, etc. Vacancies occur by the voluntary act of the incumbent or by compulsion. /cathen/15248b.htm   (559 words)

The validity of its act in electing Martin V., though the papal regulation limiting the right of voting to the cardinals was set aside, is also acknowledged on the ground that the council at the time of Martin’s election was sitting by Gregory’s sanction, and Gregory was true pope until he abdicated.
He communicated with the princes of Europe, June 1, 1436, complaining of the highhanded measures, such as the withdrawal of the papal revenues, the suppression of the prayer for the pope in the liturgy, and the giving of a vote to the lower clergy in the synod.
In that case, however, the papal throne became vacant by the supreme act of the pope himself. /s/schaff/history/6_ch02.htm   (18129 words)

 Chapter 6: The Spanish Church and the Papacy
The papal legates and nuncios who continued to ply to and fro between the papal Curia and Spain were the servants of Mammon, not of God.
Papal assistance on the occasion of the Cordoba campaign had taken the form of a lump sum, of sixty thousand maravedís, from the Castilian and Leonese Churches -- a liberal grant indeed at a period of such general hardship, as Burriel observed, though it cost Gregory himself nothing.
True, Innocent delayed the collection of taxes for the Holy Land in 1248 so that the Aragonese Church might divert its funds to Jaime I. In Castile and Leon, though, it was [127] the local churches, not the Roman Church, that were undermined by the papal grants of tercias in 1247 and later years. /scp/spc6.htm   (10047 words)

 Is a Pope Necessary?
God did not determine the form of the papal election, but the necessity of the papal election continues to be of divine mandate and it is contrary to the faith to deny the possibility of the election.
Billot examines how the papal “election” would be implemented in an “extraordinary case” when it would be necessary to proceed with the election, if it is possible to follow the regulation of papal law, as was the case during the Great Western Schism.
Therefore, if in Constance, the Council would have followed the papal laws on admitting “other electors” in addition to the Cardinals, that only confirms that the norm of appointment of the electors is a mere human right, and that, on lacking those electors, “the Church” has the power of electing a pope. /pope/ispopenecessary.htm   (5871 words)

 College of Cardinals - The Papal Conclave
New legislation regarding papal elections and church government during a vacancy of the Holy See was promulgated by Pope John Paul II on Feb.
This form of papal election began in 1274 and is considered the third period in the historical evolution of choosing the successor to St. Peter.
Vacancies were prolonged by squabbles, and sickly candidates were picked as compromises while negotiations would take place among the factions. /catholicalmanac/conclave.asp   (884 words) :: Catholics United for the Faith
Papal elections in that century were held in Viterbo, some 50 miles northwest of Rome.
In 1059, Pope Nicholas II (1059-61) restricted papal elections to cardinal bishops.
Authorities, with the support of the local faithful, finally locked the cardinals in a building until they elected a papal successor to Clement IV (1265-68). /faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffid=202   (2276 words)

 Serebella Contents Papal infallibility---Papa Westray
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Papal". /encyclopedia/contains-329944-329991-Papal_infallibility-Papa_Westray.html   (157 words)

 Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections
The government of the church during the vacancy
Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections
What powers the cardinals hold during the vacancy of the Holy See /elect.htm   (555 words)

case of papal nominations no confirmation was required.
By the 8th and 9th centuries the papal right of confirmation by this means was strenuously asserted; yet as See also:
The question, however, was raised, in connexion with that of the papal reservations and provisions, at the See also: /COM_COR/CONFIRMATION_OF_BISHOPS.html   (1786 words) Discussion Forum - Persevere With One Heart in Prayer,"
"During the vacancy of the Apostolic See, and especially during the election of the Supreme Pontiff, they in particular should lead the People of God assembled in the patriarchal basilicas of Rome and in other churches in the dioceses throughout the world, supporting the work of the electors," states the document.
In the apostolic constitution "Universi Dominici Gregis," promulgated in 1996, John Paul II indicated not only the rules that will regulate the vacancy of the Apostolic See and the election of a new Pope, but also the spiritual attitude with which the Church must live that period.
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 2, 2005 ( The Church is not concerned with only rules and regulations during a vacancy of the Holy See, but also with fostering a spiritual attitude. /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4500   (323 words)

 The Popes and the Modern Crisis
Literally, it means "the throne being vacant." It is found in Church law, where the canons give the proper procedures for action during the vacancy of any bishopric, including a Papal interregnum, the period of time in-between the death of one pope and the election of another.
Given the speculative nature of such a vacancy, the Catholic who refuses his submission to the pontiff is in grave danger of the mortal sin of schism.
The realistic impracticality of determining a pope’s formal heresy, coupled with the fact that no one is competent either to declare this sentence, or to depose him, assure us that the Roman See cannot be vacant on this account. /pages/sedevac.htm   (5687 words) Pope Benedict XVI (4/19/05)
While Ratzinger was seen as the leading contender to fill the papal vacancy, some Vatican experts expressed surprise that the selection took place on what was only the second day of voting. /usnews/news/articles/050419/19newpope.htm   (756 words)

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 Innovation - Justification of
It is my firm belief, not in opinion, but, I believe, instructed by the Church, that there is not only a papal vacancy but also that there is both the means prescribed for supplying the want, and the urgent need to undertake the process.
And again the case of the rival papal claimants, Anacletus II and Innocent II, the latter being advocated by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
"Finally, papal approbation is required to give ecumenical value and authority to conciliar decrees, and this must be subsequent to conciliar action, unless the pope, by his personal presence and conscience, has already given his official ratification." /prakashjm45/innova.html   (1842 words)

 The Spanish Church and the Papacy in the Thirteenth Century
Nor, but for papal support, would Pascal Pérez, a native of Zamora with only a pleasant voice to recommend him, ever have reached the head of the queue for prebends in that church, to which Urban IV promoted him in May 1264 after an examination of no great difficulty at the Curia.
Once the cardinal's partition had received papal confirmation, members of the chapter and their successors in perpetuity were bound by its terms.
Frequently, papal largesse to bishops took the form of grants of collation to benefices which was normally shared with the chapter /scp/spc11.htm   (7986 words)

 Child protection volunteers honored at Cathedral Mass
He said that even during last month's 17 days of papal vacancy, the "abiding presence of Jesus was with the church." The cardinal added this has been very consoling over the last several years since the start of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
In his homily, Cardinal Mahony called the day's Gospel reading in which Jesus tells his disciples, "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you," very reassuring. /2005/0506/safeguard.htm   (622 words)

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camerlengo - the chamberlain or second-ranking member of the papal household, after the pope.
The camerlengo presides over the conclave and hold limited powers during the vacancy
Papal terms used in Angels & Demons and related terms /angels/terms.php   (514 words) The Pope's Body: Books: Agostino Paravicini-Bagliani,David S. Peterson
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Also included is a particular emphasis on the thirteenth century when, during the pontificate of Boniface VIII (1294-1303), the papal court became the focus of medicine and the natural sciences as physicians devised ways to protect the pope's health and prolong his life.
He studies the rituals, metaphors, and images of the pope's body as they developed over time and shows how they resulted in the expectation that the pope's body be simultaneously physical and metaphorical. /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0226034372?v=glance   (1050 words)

 Catholic Online
The Vacancy of the Holy See (Papal Interregnum)
Catholic Online > Popes > The Vacancy of the Holy See (Papal Interregnum)
It is a period governed by papal law, which admits of no changes to Church governance, or to the spiritual or material patrimony of St. Peter, save the election of his successor. /clife/pope/new_pope.php   (153 words)

The Papal envoy Cardinal Humbert in anger delivered a Papal Bull of excommunication (after Leo IX had died), and laid it on the altar, right during the afternoon liturgy at the Church of Santa Sophia on Saturday July 16, 1054.
The Pope nominated him to be the Papal Legate and head of the Crusade, to ensure that the Church would lead the effort.
The choice was an excellent one, as Adhemar of Puy proved to be fair-minded, calm, and diplomatic in his attempt to coordinate the major armies that crossed Europe in different routes and assembled in Constantinople by May of 1097. /Crusades.html   (5711 words)

 MANCIPIA Number 34            May 2001
Thus, in their view, the obscurity of the Books of Daniel and the Apocalypse become clear as day in light of the present papal vacancy.) The haunting epistemological question always comes up, though: "When God fixes it, how will you know?" From there on out, all we have is opinion.
It should be noted that some former sedevacantists are no longer so — because they have resolved the vacancy by electing their own popes.
The sedevacantists hold that the Chair of Peter has been vacant for that period of time and, therefore, there is presently no pope ruling Christ’s Church. /News/Mancipia34.htm   (2574 words)

 Radio Shows 4/8/05
Second, when a pope dies, the Vatican issues special stamps noting the papal vacancy.
These "sede vacante" stamps may only be used until the next pope is chosen.
But the official postmark will still read April 8th -- even though the stamps weren't on sale then. /radiostuff/050408.html   (208 words)

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