Newly elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, left, is greeted by cardinals after he received the red three-cornered biretta hat by Pope Benedict XVI during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Six new cardinals are joining the elite club of churchmen who will elect the next pope, bringing a more geographically diverse mix into the European-dominated College of Cardinals. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
How the Catholic Church will pick its new pope [VIDEO]
Pope Benedict’s announcement on Monday that he will become the first Catholic pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years means that the church will soon need to elect a new leader. But how will they do it?
Helpfully, a video flagged by The Washington Post and produced by the Catholic news site Busted Halo explains the process in just four easy minutes. Enjoy.