Conclave - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Conclave


Tagle, Ayala lead citizens’ council on Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III announces the creation of a council that would help the public understand the Bangsamoro Basic Law

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

What they are hiding from Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Will Pope Francis ever witness the great divide between the country’s rich and poor?

PH peasants to Pope: Help us regain our land

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Peasants urban poor representatives and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight

Tarlac inmates welcome Pope Francis: Don't forget us

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Inmates at the Tarlac provincial jail welcome Pope Francis ahead of his scheduled visit with an original song a dramatization of criminal rehabilitation and a prayer to speed up the resolution of their cases

Feeling 'unblessed': Vendors evicted over papal visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Luneta vendors feel that the government s decision to evict them as part of security preparations for the papal visit is anti poor and therefore anti pope

Filipinos, meet the 3 faces of Pope Francis

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:40 PM

It s crucial to remember the 3 faces of Francis – the Pope of Quotes the Pope of Images and the Pope of Surprises

DEFINING MOMENT. Pope Francis bows in front of faithful at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013, in Vatican City. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Cardinal Tagle hailed as 'Asian Francis'

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Cardinal Tagle also turned a lot of hits in the conclave that elected Pope Francis says veteran Vatican analyst John Allen Jr

Pope Francis eschews tradition with silver ring

Mar 18, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Pope Francis chooses a ring designed decades ago rather than one created specifically for him

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter's square during his first Angelus prayer at the Vatican on March 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Argentine dictatorship hounds Pope Francis

Mar 18, 2013 - 10:40 PM

World leaders hail the election of Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to the papacy But it also raises questions about the new Pope s role in Argentina s Dirty War

'Hello? This is Pope Francis'

Mar 16, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Shunning VIP treatment Pope Francis shocks a porter who took his personal phone call

Pope Francis urged to defrock cardinal

Mar 15, 2013 - 7:58 AM

A sex abuse victim in the U S urges Pope Francis to defrock a cardinal who took part in the papal conclave

CARDINAL ELECTORS. Pope Francis presides over a Mass with 114 other cardinals who joined the conclave. Screen grab from

Pope shows simplicity in unscripted homily

Mar 15, 2013 - 3:16 AM

In an unscripted 7 minute homily Pope Francis uses metaphors like a pitiful NGO and children building sandcastles

Low-key Pope leads troubled Church

Mar 15, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Pope Francis begins his papacy in the face of controversies like Vatileaks What challenges await him?

Pope Francis to Tagle: High hopes for PH

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle meets Pope Francis for the first time since the latter s election as pope

#TalkThursday: Pope Francis in a changing world

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:30 PM

TalkThursday talks to Fr Joe Quilongquilong SJ the Rector of the Loyola House of Studies

Election of Pope Francis stuns analysts

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:18 PM

Francis election was a powerful signal to the region with the world s largest Catholic population that has demanded its rightful place in the Church

This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office on March 13, 2013 shows Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appearing at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Malacañang: Pope's election 'call for unity'

Mar 14, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The President along with the Filipino people joins all the Catholic faithful as they receive their new leader and meet his proclamation with a sense of boundless promise

Pope Francis urged to work for peace

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:52 AM

World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace

AFP file

IN PHOTOS: Welcoming the #NewPope

Mar 14, 2013 - 5:25 AM

Rappler relives the first time the world met Pope Francis

TIMELINE: From Benedict XVI to Pope Francis

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:41 AM

What happened from the time Benedict XVI resigned until the election of Pope Francis?

BENEDICT XVI TO FRANCIS. This file picture taken on January 13, 2007 at the Vatican shows Pope Benedict XVI (L) meeting Pope Francis, who was then archbishop of Buenos Aires. AFP PHOTO / ARTURO MARI / OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis posts first tweet

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:14 AM

The pope s official Twitter account is back online

CONVERSATIONS: What do you think of the #NewPope?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:35 AM

Netizens weigh in on how the Catholic Church will behave under newly elected Pope Francis I s leadership

Pope Francis known as champion of poor

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:16 AM

4th UPDATE Known to live a simple life Argentina s Jose Mario Bergoglio is the first South American pope in history

Habemus papam: There is a new pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 2:07 AM

3rd UPDATE The new leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics is expected to deliver a speech in an hour

What kind of Pope are Vatican locals looking for?

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:57 AM

Rappler talked to Vatican City locals Irene Conti and Alessandro Sottilaro and asked what kind of Pope they hope will be elected

Chimney, seagull steal #NewPope thunder

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:48 AM

A day after the conclave began spinoff characters @SistineSeagull and @ConclaveChimney argue on Twitter

REPLAY: Waiting for the #NewPope

Mar 14, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Habemus Papam Franciscus Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio archbishop of Buenos Aires Argentina is the new pope of the Catholic Church

Cardinals allowed to smoke and drink wine

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:57 PM

To relieve tension Vatican says cardinals can smoke or enjoy a glass of wine during conclave breaks

'POLLING PRECINCT.' Cardinals hole up in the Sistine Chapel starting March 12 until they elect a new Catholic leader. File photo from AFP

When mortals elect a pope

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:33 PM

While Catholics believe it is divinely inspired factors like politics and gossip also shape the conclave

Vatican accuses campaigners of 'negative prejudices'

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:22 PM

US group SNAP urges Vatican to exclude over a dozen cardinals from the conclave over accusations of abuse

HISTORIC CONCLAVE. In the Sistine Chapel, 115 cardinal electors will choose the 266th leader of the Catholic Church. Photo from AFP

My son's no pope, Austrian candidate's mum says

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:00 PM

As observers place their bets on who will be next pope the mother of Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn would rather prefer that he doesn t get the position

Rappler Newscast | March 13, 2013

Mar 13, 2013 - 8:56 PM

Black smoke on conclave day 2 signals no new pope Erap Lim trade insults once again North Korea ends 60 year armistice with South Korea

Black smoke again: No new pope yet

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Black smoke emerges from the Sistine Chapel indicating that cardinals have failed to elect the 266th leader of the Catholic Church

Hoping for a pope on rainy 2nd day of conclave

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Catholics gather from the early morning in St Peter s Square for the first full day of a conclave to elect a pope

How Vatican produces black, white smoke

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:33 AM

The famous smoke from a chimney is not created just by burning used ballots the Vatican says

Black smoke after 1st conclave vote

Mar 12, 2013 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED The 115 cardinal electors fail to elect a pope after the first round of voting in the historic conclave

AFP Photo

Cardinals pray for unity before conclave

Mar 12, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Cardinals pray for unity and pledged allegiance to whoever will be the next pope at a grandiose Mass in St Peter s Basilica ahead of a historic conclave

'POLLING PRECINCT.' Cardinals hole up in the Sistine Chapel starting March 12 until they elect a new Catholic leader. File photo from AFP

Rappler Newscast | March 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Cardinals in Vatican for conclave 1 500 Filipinos arrive from Sabah North Korea threatens to wipe out a South Korean island

INFOGRAPHIC: How a new pope is elected

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:28 PM

What happens during the secretive conclave that elects the 266th Catholic pontiff?

CONVERSATIONS: Who should be the #NewPope?

Mar 12, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Social media users weigh in on the qualities they are looking for in the next leader of the Catholic Church

Cardinals in Vatican for historic conclave

Mar 12, 2013 - 4:09 PM

The 115 cardinal electors who pick the next leader of 1 2 billion Catholics in a conclave in the Sistine Chapel will live inside the Vatican walls completely cut off from the outside world until they have made their choice

Odds stacked against an Asian pope

Mar 12, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Not only does Asia have just 9 representatives among the cardinals eligible to vote but few move in the inner circles of the Vatican or have held positions within its apparatus

Is Tagle the ideal pope? Listen to homily

Mar 12, 2013 - 2:18 PM

It is the final sign of what the cardinals may be thinking before they head off to vote

Elaborate rituals to elect 266th pope

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:15 PM

A secret ballot the threat of excommunication and the iconic white smoke among others characterize the 700 year old tradition to happen March 12

Rappler Newscast | March 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Team PNoy bets Bam Aquino and Grace Poe gain in recent survey Roxas discusses disengagement with Sultan Kiram s brother

Prepping for 'Papal Fever' online

Mar 11, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Here are Rappler s tips for setting up your own personal conclave information feed

PAPAL PREPARATIONS. Here are some ways to keep tabs on the papal conclave.

Masses in Rome ahead of conclave

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Parishioners picked their papal favorites 2 days before the conclave

CONCLAVE NEAR. Two Swiss guard stand at St Peter's square at the Vatican 2 days ahead of the cardinals conclave on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Sri Lanka's dark horse candidate in papal race

Mar 10, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Sri Lanka s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith may have an edge over the other asian contenders to be the next Pope

Vatican outlines timetable for conclave to elect pope

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:14 PM

If there is an election in a first round of voting the ballots are burnt immediately to produce the famous white smoke which could happen at 9:30 a m or 10 a m on March 12

Why Tagle is netizens' top 'papabile'

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:40 AM

If cardinals voted on the basis of social media likes alone Manila s Luis Antonio Tagle could become pope

FACEBOOK-SAVVY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle checks his Facebook page, which has over 107,000 'likes' as of posting time. Photo from