One of our avid readers from New York City sent me a link to this video over the weekend … after I had answered his question about the ‘Ordo Exsequiarum Romani Pontificis‘ book, that can be clearly seen in this video.
Over the years, thanks to the readership, I have watched various ‘conclave’ related videos on YouTube. This, however, in terms of picture quality is the best.
I can’t vouch for the Italian, BUT the English subtitles are not always ACCURATE. PLEASE be aware of that. I will list the three most egregious that I spotted … and I will confess that I watched it, despite its beauty, in a ‘hurry.’ But, I will go back and watch it again, and again.
Here is the YouTube << link >>.
If you are wondering, what ‘Ordo Exsequiarum Romani Pontificis‘ is all about, I spelled it all out in pages 77-79 of my ‘The Next Pope.‘ Here is the lead up from page 77:
The errors that I noticed and can still remember:
1/ The General Congregations start PRIOR to the funeral and continue after the funeral. [Page 68 onwards … in ‘The Next Pope’]
2/ When the ‘All Out,‘ Extra Omnes is announced, two (2) non-cardinals STILL remain within the Sistine … per the norms! [Page 181 … in ‘The Next Pope’] You clearly see, the easily recognizable then Master of Papal Liturgical Ceremonies, Piero Marini, closing the door. [Pictures of Piero Marini on pages 193 and 210 of ‘The Next Pope’] The electors now listen to the second homily, delivered by a ‘renowned’ cleric. [Page 181]. The Master of Papal Liturgical Ceremonies and the cleric leave the Sistine AFTER the homily. That is when the conclave proper, with just the cardinal electors occupying the Sistine begins. [Page 181]. So Extra Omnes is a bit of a red herring.