Conclave Exhibit Opens at St. Mary’s Seminary on November 2

An exhibit showcasing items from the conclave that resulted in the election of Pope Benedict XVI will be unveiled by Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, on Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 5400 Roland Avenue.

The items to be displayed were brought to Baltimore by Cardinal Keeler who participated in the conclave, which took place in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel April 18-19, 2005.

Among those articles to be exhibited include an official ballot of names, the oath of secrecy taken by the Cardinals participating in the conclave, and a seating chart for the Sistine Chapel.

The temporary exhibit will be located in Laubacher Hall and will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, November 3 through December 8. The exhibit will be closed November 21-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on November 28.

Sean Caine

Sean Caine is Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Communications