What's in a Name?by Paul McLachlan. What might the name the next Pope chooses suggest about his plans for the papacy?
Electing A New Popeby Paul McLachlan. Pope John Paul II changed the rules for electing a pope in 1996. Some of his changes are quite fundamental: such as changing the majority needeed to be elected in certain circumstances. This article explains and comments on the new rules.
When a Pope DiesAn article on what happens when the Pope dies, and in particular, when Pope Paul VI died.
Next Conclaveby J Michael Miller. An examination of the current norms for choosing a new Pope (1996). Procedures for papal elections were changed by Paul VI in 1975 and John Paul II in 1996. (from Crisis, November 1996)