When A Pope Dies
Two-thousand years ago, Jesus commissioned Peter to be the “rock” on which the Church would be built. Since then, there have been just over 260 men elected Supreme Pontiff. But because Pope John Paul II was elected in 1978, many Catholics do not know or remember the traditions involved in the transfer of apostolic authority when a pope dies. When a Pope Dies is an easy-to-read, comprehensive pamphlet that walks the reader through the various rituals involved in the election, death, and burial of a pope.