March 11th, 2013

CNN Coverage: Papal Conclave

As all 115 cardinal-electors meet at the Vatican this week, Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) and Anderson Cooper (@AndersonCooper) lead CNN’s coverage of the Papal Conclave live from location in Rome.  Ben Wedeman (@BenCNN), Miguel Marquez (@MiguelMarquez), Dan Rivers and Becky Anderson (@BeckyCNN) report for the network, along with CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser (AHauserCNN) and Jose Levy (JoseLevyCNN).  CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen (@JohnLAllenJr) contributes analysis. offers full coverage leading up to and during the conclave via a special section page at, with content explaining how the new pope will be chosen, a glimpse into the Catholic Church today and why this matters to non-Catholics. will also live stream coverage of the smoke that comes from the Vatican’s rooftop online and on the CNN Apps.

Additionally, presents two interactives related to the pope: one that explains how the next pope will be decided and another that breaks down information on the possible papal contenders. Users can also click through photo galleries of the shortest-reigning popes and the longest-reigning popes.

CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, invites users to submit their predictions as to who will be the next pope and what they think this means for the Catholic Church.