On Tuesday, Francis will be introduced to his new office with a solemn service at 9.30 a.m.

On Tuesday, Francis will be introduced to his new office with a solemn service at 9.30 a.m.

On Tuesday, Francis will be introduced to his new office with a solemn service at 9.30 a.m. Delegations from around the world and many heads of state and government will be present at the fair. Federal President Fischer, Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann (S) and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger (V) have already confirmed their participation.

During the service, Francis receives the insignia of papal power, including the pallium, a kind of stole, and the fishing ring. Soon he also wants to meet his predecessor, as Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi announced. Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. has retired to Castel Gandolfo. Joseph Ratzinger resigned on February 28 for reasons of age.

Highest congratulations from all over the world

Federal President Heinz Fischer also indicated the choice of name as a focus on the socially disadvantaged and nature. He was delighted that the 76-year-old was the first time a man from outside Europe had been elected Pope. In his opinion, this shows that it is “open to the world”.

Congratulations also came from numerous other presidents. Israel’s head of state Shimon Peres immediately invited the new Pope to the Holy Land. Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote in a telegram wishing Francis good health and success in promoting peace and dialogue between civilizations and religions. China congratulated, but at the same time made demands: The Vatican must give up diplomatic relations with Taiwan and must not interfere in China’s internal affairs.

Various church representatives from all over the world welcomed the election of Bergoglio as the new Pope with enthusiasm. They also invited him to their respective countries. However, only one visit to Brazil on the occasion of World Youth Day in July should be fixed for the time being, as reported by Kathpress. In this context, the media report that the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires is not considered a particularly enthusiastic traveler.

“” Epochal Choice “”

Commentators in Rome on Thursday spoke of an “” epoch-making election “”. For the first time since the Syrian Gregory III. in the 8th century a pope does not come from Europe. Bergoglio is often referred to as an advocate for the poor. And the Pope’s name “” Francis “” is also unique in the history of the Church.

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Pope Francis causes a travel boom to Rome just one day after his election. Since it first appeared to the public, the offers for special pilgrimages to the Vatican have increased. The faithful should experience first hand when the Argentine donates the traditional blessing “” Urbi et Orbi “” for the first time in his term of office on Easter Sunday.

The low-cost provider Hofer-Reisen recognized the trend early on. The short trip “” To the conclave to Rome “” offered in the newsletter was fully booked within days, explains Andrea Pichler from Eurotours, the organizer of Hofer-Reisen. So far, Hofer-Reisen is likely to be the first provider to jump on the bandwagon – things are already different abroad.

A Bavarian pilgrims office offers a six-day bus trip over the Easter holidays, which Austrians can also take part in. The demand is great, but “” not quite as explosive as when he said goodbye to Benedict XVI. “”, Giovanni Pizzolante from the Bavarian pilgrims’ office in Munich told the APA. The offer is aimed at Catholics who wish to say goodbye to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. could not witness and now want to see a pontiff again, “” even if the new Pope is no longer a Bavarian, “” joked Pizzolante. According to the tour operator, it will not be known until after the weekend whether there will be any more short-term offers for the Easter blessing, “” when the pictures are set, then we will continue planning “”.

Rome is generally a popular destination at Easter. The Catholic news portal Kathnet is offering a pilgrimage, which, however, was planned a year ago regardless of Benedict’s resignation and the election of a new Pope, as the operator Roland Noe announced on APA request.

Since Benedict’s resignation at the end of February, special travel offers have been offered for his last appearance as well as for the time of the conclave, in order to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the smoke signals and the first speech of the new Holy Father live. The last appearance of Benedict on February 28th was followed by 250,000 pilgrims and tourists on St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

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The conclave for the election of the new Pope begins next Tuesday. This was decided on Friday by the cardinals attending the eighth general congregation in preparation for the conclave. The conclave begins in the afternoon. Before the 115 pope voters move into the Sistine Chapel, a special mass for a good papal election (“” Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice “”) is planned, reported the Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi.

The cardinals will continue their meetings on Saturday morning, while discussions on the possible new Pope should continue, said Lombardi. The purple bearers had started the general congregations on Monday. On Saturday, the lot for the distribution of the 106 suites, 22 single rooms and one apartment that the 115 cardinals will occupy in the Santa Marta Hospice during the conclave is expected to take place.

New pontiff needs at least 77 votes

Pope voters vote behind closed doors in the Sistine Chapel during the conclave. Whoever receives two thirds of the votes is elected. The votes of 77 cardinals are necessary for the election of a successor to Benedict. The vote continues until the majority is in place, which can take weeks, days or months. The Vatican is hoping for a quick decision so that the new head of the Roman Catholic Church can be in office by Easter.

Preparations for the beginning of the conclave in the Sistine Chapel are now in full swing. On Friday a chimney was specially installed on the roof of the chapel. From here the smoke that is supposed to announce the election of the new pontiff is directed outside. Lombardi said that strict precautions were planned to isolate the cardinals gathered in the conclave from the outside world.

Cardinals are not searched

However, the press secretary denied media reports that the cardinals could be searched by the Vatican gendarmerie to prevent them from taking telephones or other devices into the Sistine Chapel, Italian media reported on Friday.

Lombardi reported that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. will support the election of his successor with prayers. Cardinals have not yet planned to visit Castel Gandolfo, where Joseph Ratzinger has been since his resignation last week.

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Black smoke at the conclave in Rome: The 115 cardinals from all over the world could not agree on a new Pope on Tuesday evening in the first ballot in the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel – as a sign that no name had received the necessary two-thirds majority in the vote. For the election of the 266th Pope, which will continue on Wednesday, 77 votes are required.

On Tuesday afternoon, the clergy from all continents marched in procession from the Apostolic Palace to the Sistine Chapel. There they first uttered an oath and swore eternal secrecy about the votes. Then it was “” Extra omnes! “” (Everyone out!). Only the cardinals who were eligible to vote remained in the chapel. Vatican experts in Rome assume that the conclave should only last a few days. The churchmen are not allowed any contact with the outside world in the days of election. So that they are completely independent in their decisions, they are not even allowed to read the newspaper.

Thousands of onlookers gathered in St. Peter’s Square despite the rain and waited for the smoke, among them the former EU Commission President Romano Prodi. Concentrated looks were directed to the chimney above the Sistine Chapel. When black smoke rose, many expressed disappointment. Many believers had already flocked to St. Peter’s Basilica that afternoon when the cardinals solemnly entered the conclave. There was applause in front of big screens when the locking of the doors to the Sistine Chapel was shown.

Femen activists set off pink smoke bomb

Activists from the Ukrainian women’s movement Femen caused a stir. Two protesters from Ukraine exposed their breasts and set off a pink smoke bomb. They chanted slogans like “” No more Pope “” (“” Pope no more “”). They were then taken away by the Italian police. The topless feminists are internationally known for sensational protests. Femen denounces prostitution and sex tourism.

On Tuesday morning, the electoral cardinals led by the Italian cardinal dean Angelo Sodano initiated the ceremony for the election of the new pope with a public service in St. Peter’s Basilica. In front of spiritual and secular dignitaries, Sodano asked God’s help in deciding on the next pontiff. Sodano led the service together with all conclave participants. “” We are all called to work together with the Successor of Peter “”, Sodano declared in his sermon in the traditional solemn mass “” pro eligendo papa “” (for the pope to be elected) immediately before the beginning of the conclave.

Pope Benedict honored at mass

Sodano paid tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the mass. and his “” shining pontificate “”. This triggered applause that lasted for almost a minute. “” The love for the Church and for all humanity has so far moved the Popes to many charitable acts. We pray that the future pontiff can continue this ministry, “” said Sodano. He called on believers to work together to “” build the unity of the Church “”.

In the second pope election of the millennium, the Catholic Church sets the course for the future. After the 26-year pontificate of John Paul II and the eight years in office under Benedict XVI. it is also about which part of the world the new head of the church will come from. The favorites include the Archbishop of Milan Angelo Scola and the Brazilian Odilo Pedro Scherer. US Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also given good chances. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn is counted among the extended circle of candidates.

White smoke smartphone app

The Vatican has published its own app for the conclave, as Kathpress reports: With the “” PopeApp “” smartphone users can follow live whether white or black smoke is rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. The application can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.news.va/thepopeapp/.

The Vatican homepage has also been redesigned for the occasion: At www.vatican.va, after selecting the language, a new window opens with the webcam over St. During the times when white or black smoke is expected, a picture of the fireplace in the Sistine Chapel should be added. According to Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, the Vatican television service CTV had its own camera installed ten meters away.

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Sign in Connect with Facebook Sanuku Tue, March 12th. 2013 21:09 report reply

It was clear that they didn’t choose anyone in the first choice because it is known that everyone chooses himself in the first choice 🙂

Nudlsupp Tue., March 12th. 2013 20:38 report

Much smoke about nothing 🙂

winter sun Tue., March 12th. 2013 23:45 report

hahaha that hits it best!

Register Connect with Facebook a Tyrolean Tue., March 12th. 2013 20:30 report

Really funny, everyone complains about the CO2 and environmental pollution, but nobody gets upset about this senseless environmental pollution. Something like this should be abolished in 2013, and the Vatican too!

Ignaz-Kutschnberger Tuesday, March 12th. 2013 22:54 report

…and I always thought the Tyroleans were a God-fearing people

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