Apr 042005

Universi Dominici Gregis – John Paul II – Apostolic Constitution (22 February 1996):
Just about anyone who knows me would agree that I’m a nonreligious man, but I thought the actual established procedure for electing the new Bishop of the Church of Rome was very interesting.  If you’ve got a spare 30 minutes or so (that’s about how long it took me to read the whole document, excluding the bibliographical footnotes, and also without any cross-referencing), check it out.

Update: OK, I did one bit of cross-referencing.  I didn’t know what “simony” was.

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