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  • Conclaves are held by candlelight.
  • Since 1179, conclaves have survived earthquakes, famines, and even the plague.
  • The Vatican Conclave.
  • Following tradition, the cardinals gathered here two hours before conclave to catch up with friends and engage in last-minute discussion.
  • Conclaves created an intense, politically charged atmosphere, and over the centuries they had turned deadly; poisonings, fist fights, and even murder had erupted within the sacred walls.
  • Conclave was a vacuum, not to be influenced by anything in the outside world.
  • Tonight’s conclave will be unified, blissful, and above all . brief.
  • As overseer of the conclave, Mortati had already sent word through the proper channels to the Swiss Guard alerting them to the cardinals’ absence.
  • Conclave begins in a little under an hour.
  • Banned from the city for secrecy and security until the conclave concludes.
  • We have reason to believe it was placed inside your complex by an antireligious cult hoping to disrupt your conclave.
  • Such arrogance! A conclave is not some American baseball game you call on account of rain.
  • Conclave begins in forty minutes.
  • Perhaps I should detain you until after the conclave when I do have time.
  • Ah, the indignities we endure in the name of Holy Conclave.
  • The conclave of 1831 had lasted fifty-four days.
  • Not tonight, he told himself; rumor was this conclave would be a "smokewatch."
  • I am also aware that as direttore intermediario, I have a responsibility for the safety and well-being of everyone at this conclave.
  • If I am not mistaken, the cardinals are now safely within the Sistine Chapel, and your security concerns are at a minimum until the conclave breaks.
  • If I did not know better it would appear that you are causing this conclave intentional danger.
  • They are simply late for the fellowship preceding conclave.
  • Mortati was particularly unnerved by the missing cardinals because the task of supervising this conclave had fallen to him.
  • You suggest we cancel conclave right now?
  • Conclave procedure obligates-
  • After conclave is sealed, I could pull all except a few of my perimeter guards and begin a search.
  • Go to the chapel, seal conclave.
  • There is a threat to the conclave.
  • That done, he began preparations for the conclave.
  • Conclave was not an election.
  • The conclave would need a leader tonight more than ever.
  • Nowadays, because the outcome of conclave was usually known before it began, the process was criticized as obsolete-more of a burlesque than an election.
  • A week ago, the College of Cardinals had unanimously chosen Mortati for the office known as The Great Elector-the conclave’s internal master of ceremonies.
  • Dangerous or not, Illuminati or no Illuminati, whatever this thing is, it most certainly should not be inside Vatican City . no less on the eve of the conclave.
  • Conclave, he thought.
  • Not only was the Sistine Chapel starting to feel like a sauna, but conclave was scheduled to begin in twenty minutes, and there was still no word on the four missing cardinals.
  • Nowadays, most insiders already knew who was favored to become Pope well before conclave convened, so the process was more of a three— or four-hour ritual than an actual election.
  • Seal conclave.
  • Conclave.
  • Langdon nodded, vaguely recalling that before conclave the cardinals spent two hours inside the Sistine Chapel in quiet reflection and visitations with their fellow cardinals from around the globe.
  • Cardinals over eighty years of age were too old to be eligible for election and did not attend conclave, but at seventy-nine years old, Mortati was the most senior cardinal here and had been appointed to oversee the proceedings.
  • Mr. Langdon, it is true that Vatican rule dictates the camerlegno assume chief executive office during conclave, but it is only because his lack of eligibility for the papacy ensures an unbiased election.
  • When the Vatican operator calls me a half hour before I begin conclave to tell me a woman is calling from your private office to warn me of some sort of major security threat of which I have not been informed, that concerns me.
  • If Langdon was correct, during the interim between Popes, complete autonomous power shifted temporarily to the late Pope’s personal assistant-his chamberlain-a secretarial underling who oversaw conclave until the cardinals chose the new Holy Father.
  • I have just removed a dozen of my best men from Vatican City on the eve of conclave.
  • Conclave started an hour ago.
  • Conclave had officially begun.
  • Better to have something in the can before we admit we abandoned conclave.
  • How he came to be dressed this way and why he was not in conclave remain a mystery.
  • In twenty minutes I will be making a decision whether or not to cancel conclave and evacuate Vatican City.
  • I am going to break conclave.
  • For the first time in Vatican history, a camerlegno had just crossed the sacred threshold of conclave after sealing the doors.
  • Conclave had been saved.
  • Apparently there were troubling new developments, which could not be shared on-air, but the camerlegno had decided to break tradition and enter conclave to address the cardinals.
  • The appointment made one ineligible as a candidate during the election, and it also required one spend many days prior to conclave poring over the pages of the Universi Dominici Gregis reviewing the subtleties of conclave’s arcane rituals to ensure the election was properly administered.
  • The appointment made one ineligible as a candidate during the election, and it also required one spend many days prior to conclave poring over the pages of the Universi Dominici Gregis reviewing the subtleties of conclave’s arcane rituals to ensure the election was properly administered.
  • The only sound Mortati could now hear was the anomalous hum of a television camera in back-an electronic presence no conclave in history had ever endured-but a presence demanded by the camerlegno.
  • Not surprisingly, they had all commented; not only was the camerlegno responsible for planning the sacred conclave, but he had to do it immediately on the heels of the loss of his mentor, the Pope.
  • The Swiss Guards had seen a lot of the camerlegno this week in preparation for conclave, and everyone had commented that the man seemed a bit rough around the edges, his verdant eyes a bit more intense than usual.
  • Conclave had been violated, but this was the only way.
  • The laws of conclave are man’s laws.
  • As your Great Elector, I have vowed to uphold the laws of conclave.
  • Then the camerlegno prepared for conclave.
  • They are ready for you in conclave.
  • May I have the honor of escorting you to conclave, signore?
  • You have some rather startling information to share with us regarding last night’s conclave.
  • Conclave judicature is extremely complex, and much of it is now forgotten or ignored as obsolete.
  • It’s called conclave," Chinita said.
  • "You are well aware," the camerlegno said, "that our four preferiti are not present in conclave at this moment.
  • Enjoy your tea," the camerlegno told the four preferiti, leaving them in the Pope’s private library before conclave.

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  • They held a secret conclave in Amsterdam.
  • They assembled a conclave of cardinals to select the next Pope.

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