Picking a pope: What happens in conclave

POSTED: 10:42 AM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:24 AM PDT Mar 13, 2013 

After weeks of speculation and plenty of pre-conclave meetings, the conclave has selected a new pope. Take a look at what's involved in the process of choosing a pope.

Pope John Paul II
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In 1996, Pope John Paul II added rules to ensure secrecy with high-tech communications in mind. The Sistine Chapel is carefully checked before the conclave to make sure there aren’t any recording devices hidden inside.


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