A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a Bishop of Rome, also known as the pope.
The Latin announcement Habemus Papam! - "We Have a Pope!"
Details about the level of secrecy Cardinals maintain during Conclave.
What happens upon a deadlock vote?
The voting process to elect a new Pope.
The institution of the Conclave is the mechanism by which a new pope is elected.
Details about the College of Cardinals during the vacancy of the Apostolic See
Since 1059, the election of the Pope has been reserved to the cardinals alone.
Details of the procedures followed immediately after the death of a Pope.
The possibility of the resignation of a reigning Pontiff is recognised in the Code of Canon Law
How is a pope elected? What happens when a pope resigns or dies.