There are a few great tools on the internet to stay up-to-date with the conclave;
PopeAlarm.com is from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Tap in your details and they will notify you as soon as the smoke turns white! If you live in the US or Canada, they send you a text as well as an e-mail!
Verbum have produced a free app for iPhone and Android phones, Conclave. You will be able to watch the white smoke rise via a live video feed and, in the meantime, learn about the cardinals in the conclave, swot up on the conclave with official documents, and keep up to date with news.
How does the conclave work?
Check out this 5 minute Catholic News Service video to better understand the process. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga explains, “when everybody is casting their votes, we are all praying… this is beautiful, the most loving experience, how an election should be! I wish that all the elections in the world could be like that, in an atmosphere of prayer and not just political criteria”.
Have you Adopted a Cardinal yet?
We’re sure you’ve heard of the Adopt a Cardinal project by now, but if you haven’t, then check out this video for a quick catch-up!
On Friday 8th March, Cardinal Napier from South Africa tweeted his thanks for those supporting the project. Remember to pray for the cardinals, and the next pope! Visit http://adoptacardinal.org/