Video: A look inside the Papal conclave


Catholic News Service just released a fantastic video that shows exactly what the Cardinals will be doing at the upcoming conclave. Not only is it informative, but it is extremely well done. I especially like when Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, President of Caritas Internationalis, tells viewers at the 2 minute and 30 second mark that electing a pope is a very loving experience. And that he “wishes all the elections in the world could be” like the election of the pope, because it is done in an “atmosphere of prayer.”

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Stephen Kokx is a freelance writer and adjunct professor of political science living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Peace and Justice. His writing on religion, politics and Catholic social teaching has appeared in a number of outlets, including Crisis Magazine, The American Thinker and his hometown paper The Grand Rapids Press. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, and is a graduate of Aquinas College and Loyola University Chicago. Follow Stephen on twitter @StephenKokx

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