Friday, March 15, 2013

Ballots for Conclave(Election for New Pontiff) / Cecco Bonanotte

Conclave, the election for New Pontiff, was held at Sistine Chapel in Vatican City from March 12, 2012. The pontiff is the Chief of Catholic, which has 1 billion and 2 hundred million believers, and this election got great attention from all over the world.

An Italian Sculptor Cecco Bonanotte made urns(ballot boxes)for the ex-Conclave held in 2005, and these urns were also used for the election this time.

Urns to cast ballots for Conclave

Movie introducing the Urns

After the announcement for resigning by Benedict XVI, who became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role before his death, the Papal Conclave was taken place. On the second day of Conclave, at the 5th election, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina was elected. The papal name is Francesco, named after Francis of Assisi.