The Importance of Tradition

Since the resignation of Benedict XVI has now become official, one of the next steps was to seal the Papal Apartments.  This, among the tradition of destroying the Papal ring is a tradition that stems from a time past when the transition from Pope to Pope didn’t always go smoothly.  As the Cardinals move towards the next conclave, they take steps to insure that there would not be any fraudulent goings on in regards to anyone tampering with or creating documents in the name of the previous Pope so as to not lead the faithful into scandal – all stuff that might be part of a Dan Brown novel, but yet based in historical events.

Check out the video to see the process:

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