SCC students study Pope selection process

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the College of Cardinals prepare to pick a successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign the papacy, St. Charles Catholic High School students are studying the papal selection process in Religion II.  The students under the direction of Religion teacher Gary Ault created their own coat-of-arms and bishop mitres. The class held its own class conclave, casting ballots until one of the “cardinals” received the necessary two-thirds majority.
The students identified and discussed vital traits that the new pope should have in order to lead the Church. As the students reflected on the qualities that he/she would like to see in the new pope, SCC sophomore Jeffrey Millet stated, “I think we need an experienced member of the Catholic Church who has the same qualities that we see in Jesus.”