As the Catholic Church has been making arrangements for the Papal Conclave to elect a new Pope, pupils in schools around the world have been learning about what is involved in a Conclave – its procedures and rituals. In some classrooms pupils have conducted mini Conclaves of their own to help them to understand the voting process and to learn more about some of the participating Cardinals and their countries. Some pupils have been discussing the needs of the Church at this time and the ideal qualities of a new Pope.
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These photographs show some of the activity in one R.E. classroom in Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell.
All mobile phones turned off. Voting paper
Voting paper Counting votes