During Ratzinger-Bergoglio Transition
Six Seals Broken Open During Conclave
No, it’s not a rumor, it’s not a theory, and it’s not fiction. It is fact, confirmed by the account printed in the Vatican’s official collection of ecclesiastical documents, the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (“Acts of the Apostolic See”), vol. CV (105), n. 4-5, pp. 367-369. This most recent installment of the Acta was just released and can be downloaded as a PDF file directly from the Vatican web site here.
After the resignation of Benedict XVI, which took effect at 8:00 pm Central European Time on February 28, 2013, the Novus Ordo cardinals met in conclave to elect his successor.