How a Pope Is Elected
Clarification: An earlier version of this graphic reported that 117 cardinals would participate in the conclave. Two cardinals were not able to attend.
SOURCES: "When a Pope Dies," by Christopher M. Bellitto; "Papal Transition" by the Rev. Thomas J. Reese; www.AmericanMagazine.org; www.catholic-pages.com; Vatican; staff reports
BY DITA SMITH AND LAURA STANTON - THE WASHINGTON POST; Alyson Hurt - washingtonpost.com