provided a great opportunity to the key stakeholders to come under one roof, showcase the latest tech innovations and deliberate on the way forward.
Every time a new pontiff is chosen in a conclave
, a senior cardinal goes up to him and asks: "And by what name do want to be called?
Earlier, 115 cardinals tasked with electing a new pope filed into the Sistine Chapel singing the Litany of Saints, a Gregorian chant imploring the saints to help guide their voting, as conclave
began in Rome on Tuesday.
Tradition dictated that the cardinals opened the conclave
with a morning Mass yesterday.
of 115 cardinals from around the world have gathered in Vatican City to elect a new pope, following last month's shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
But with the former Pope gone, work begins to prepare the Vatican for the Conclave
3 -- IIFT in association with NASSCOM Foundation organized its 7th National IT Conclave
focusing on public sector and emphasizing on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
When the smiling Albino Luciani became Pope John Paul I on August 26, 1978, after one of the shortest modern Conclaves
, our then Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Basil Hume, told us that the new Pope was God's choice.
It was one of the first formal acts before the Conclave
veterans say most of the heavy lifting involved in electing a pope happens out of public view.
Analysing the conclaves
that took place during the last century, he makes a projection into the future that is thrilling to read.
History offers plentiful examples of conclaves
where the cardinals appointed by one pope elected a very different successor.