How the Catholic Church Chooses a New Pope


How is a new pope chosen? This explanation of papal elections is written in child-friendly language as a way to explain the process of electing a new pope. Download and distribute to older children as a discussion guide, or use as a resource for explaining the process to younger children.

Download includes:

  • Beautiful custom artwork
  • Full-sized colorful worksheet
  • 2 small colorful worksheets
  • Optional black & white worksheets for quick copying


This is intended for use with children and does not cover all the complexities of the election process. For additional information and recent updates on the conclave, click here.

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