Pope John XXIII: The Man Who Loved All People - The Vote

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In 1958, Pope Pius XII died.  As a Cardinal, it was Roncelli’s duty to return to the Vatican for the funeral and then stay to help elect a new Pope.  He left his work open on his desk, packed a small bag, and told his staff he would return shortly.

The election of a new Pope is done by 51 cardinals in a large room in the Vatican.  It is shut off from the rest of the world while the Cardinals consider their choice. Outside the Vatican, crowds gathered to see who would be the new Pope. The vote was difficult and took and took 3 days and 11 separate ballots for them to decide.  On the 11th vote, all the Cardinals voted for Cardinal Roncalli except one—Roncalli himself voted for another Cardinal.  Cardinal Angelo Roncalli was now the new Pope.

He chose his new name as Pope—Pope John XXIII.

Original Release: Sep 19, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Sep 10, 2016

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