Sunday, March 10, 2013

Recent Conclave Lengths

Just in case you are interested in knowing how long some of the recent conclaves lasted, via Robert Moyninhan:

1903 -- 4 days, 7 votes (Pope Pius X elected)

1914 -- 3 days, 10 votes (Pope Benedict XV elected)

1922 -- 5 days, 14 votes (Pope Pius XI elected)

1939 -- 2 days, 3 votes (Pope Pius XII elected)

1958 -- 4 days, 11 votes (Pope John XXIII elected)

1963 -- 3 days, 6 votes (Pope Paul VI elected)

1978 -- 2 days, 4 votes (Pope John Paul I elected)

1978 -- 3 days, 8 votes (Pope John Paul II elected)

2005 -- 2 days, 4 votes (Pope Benedict XVI elected)

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