When a pope dies there are many things that the Vatican must do before a new pope takes office. The busiest person during this period is the camerlengo , or papal chamberlain. First he confirms the pope’s death and locks the pope’s private apartment. He removes the Ring of the Fisherman, which is a symbol of the pope’s power. The camerlengo also organises a meeting of the cardinals and the election of the new pope.
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