By Jim Roope, CNN
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(CNN) – Pope Benedict XVI officially vacates the Papacy today clearing the way for the election of a new Pontiff.
Cardinals from all over the world are gathering to soon begin the process of finding a new Holy Father. But Father Tim Rausch, Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles says it won’t begin right away.
[:35] “The Cardinals need time to do what they call a ‘murmuratsio.’ Murmurotsio is a murmuring.”
Soon, they will lock themselves in, in what is known as the Conclave and not come out again until a new Pope is elected.
The process is very formal and ritualistic.