Papal Conclave

Steve Love

Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete the sentences below using the given word so that the new sentence has the same meaning as the original sentence


A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a new pope. The pope is considered the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The conclave has been the procedure for choosing the pope for almost a thousand years. It is the oldest method for choosing the leader of an institution.

The cardinal electors should be locked in seclusion 'cum clave' (Latin for "with a key") and not permitted to leave until a new Bishop of Rome is elected. Conclaves are now held in the Sistine Chapel of the Apostolic Palace.

A two-thirds majority vote is required to elect the new pope, which also requires acceptance from the person elected.
  1. The College of Cardinals meet to elect a new Pope

    get (2 words)

    The College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope

  2. People consider the pope the head of the Catholic Church

    viewed (3 words)

    The pope the head of the Catholic Church

  3. The pope leads the Catholic Church

    charge (3 words)

    The pope is the Catholic Church

  4. They are not permitted to leave until a decision is made

    prohibited (2 words)

    They are leaving until a decision is made

  5. The person elected to be pope must accept the responsibility

    agree (3 words)

    The selected person must pope

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Did you ever lead a team or group? How was the process?

  2. What is a good method you know to elect a leader of a group?

  3. Have you ever been to the Vatican City? Would you like to visit it?

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