Incredible app for those who want to stay up to date with the 2013 Conclave to elect our future Pope! Nice clean design and easy to navigate. Really like the Bio’s for Cardinals.


Some features I’d like to see: Push notification for when smoke appears – black or white. Integration with the “Adopt a Cardinal” initiative & integration with Fantasy Conclave. That’d be awesome!


Big thank you to all those at Verbum who slaved away through long nights to bring us this timely app!

Description from iTunes

The Conclave app is your home for news and information about the election of the next pope. Watch with the whole Church for the white smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

Read the best Catholic news and blogs on the topic. Explore the history of the conclave, and the details of how it operates today. Learn more about the Cardinals—those who decide on the new pope, and one of whom will be the new pope. You can even follow the buzz on Twitter. Plug into the conclave and be the first to know about the Church’s new pope.

Top Features

Video Feed—Experience the excitement in St. Peter’s Square and be among the first to see the smoke rise from the Sistine Chapel.

News—Peruse the top Catholic news channels and blogs all in one place.
Cardinal Bios—Learn about the members of the College of Cardinals who are eligible to vote—and eligible for election.

Conclave documents—Jump into the Verbum app to access source documents regarding the conclave: John Paul II’s Universi Dominici Gregis, Gregory X’s Ubi Periculum, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s motu proprio’s on the topic, among other resources

Twitter—See what others are saying about the conclave.