A Look Inside The Conclave In Rome

Mar 13, 2013

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
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We listen in on the selection of the pope in 2005. It comes from the history program Witness, which is a BBC production distributed in the U.S. by American Public media. Rebecca Kesby speaks to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who was inside the Vatican in 2005, and describes the process of voting and deciding who would become the new pope.

To hear the audio for these interviews, visit The Story's website. Also in this show: a gay Catholic priest presses from the inside for change; and Basque sheepherders reveal cooking traditions from their work out west.