Habemus Papam: resources for schools
These resources can be used with classes to help them learn about how Pope Francis was elected. Included are resources on Pope Francis, a PowerPoint, short video and details about how the Pope is elected. You can click on the words highlighted in red to get a definition of that word. There are also several links to excellent resources available on other sites. These resources have been updated during the Conclave.
How a Pope is elected: animation
This short interactive animation outlines the main stages of a Papal conclave. It allows more information to be obtained on particular people, objects and events. It could be used to prompt discussion and research on various aspects of the process by which a new Pope will be chosen.
How do they choose the Pope?
When it comes time to elect a new pope, the College of Cardinals gets together to convene what is referred to as a papal conclave, during which they vote on who will become the next successor of St. Peter. Watch this 4 minute video from Busted Halo to find out more about what happens during the conclave and the ins and outs of the voting process.