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  • The camerlengo, or chamberlain who is the cardinal who governs the church in this interregnum period, what around here is known as the sede vacante, that is the seat of Peter is vacant, the camerlengo would come to the papal apartment if he wasn't already there, and he would perform this brief ritual to ascertain that the pope is dead.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2005

  • We were elected to the chair of St. Peter on October 24, 1998 after 40 years of sede vacante, meaning that during those 40 years the Seat of St. Peter was vacant.

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  • I suspect that the next step is the copyrighting of "ex cathedra" and "sede vacante" and other cool sounding Latin phrases.

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  • Entonces llega la hora de escoger al juez que llenará la vacante en el Tribunal Supremo y de todos los candidatos Obama escoge a una puertorriqueña diabética criada en el bronx.

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  • During a sede vacante between the death of a Pope and the election of his successor, these powers are exercised by the College of Cardinals.

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  • Esta batalla se inserta en el marco de la Guerra de Sucesión al trono de España que se produjo tras la vacante producida por la muerte de Carlos II el Hechizado.

    Archive 2008-05-11

  • Habiendo quedado vacante el gobierno de la provincia de Lemosin, por muerte del Conde de Auvernia, el Rey me lo dio inmediatamente, sin plazo de tiempo para mí o mis amigos para solicitarlo…

    Archive 2008-05-11

  • From that point on—it was November 20, 1549—ritual dictated every stage of the interval, the sede vacante, before a new Vicar of Christ was handed the sacred keys.


  • Interregnums regularly punctuate papal history, though the typical term is "sede vacante," referring to the vacant seat of Peter.

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  • That is a term, actually, that's sort of in popular use, but the technical church term for where we are is the seda vacante.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2005


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