How to elect a new pope

Since Pope John Paul II’s recent sickness and trip to the hospital, many Catholics around the world have been dreading the worst. When this pope does enter eternity, how will the next pope be elected? has the answer.
The pope is supposed to be considered infallible by all Catholics. If that is true, how is that they have a completely fallible process for choosing him? Or a better question is; How can Catholics around the world continue to believe in an infallible pope who is chosen by fallible men? (Who, mind you, are not popes due to the fact that they were not chosen and therefore not infallible.)

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  1. Anonymous said,

    February 15, 2005 @ 11:26 pm

    A subtle correction – the Pope is considered infallible by Roman Catholics when he speaks “ex cathedra” – a special kind of declaration by the Pope reserved for very important doctrines. Doctrines have been crafted and formulated by this method only a few times in recent history.

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