- Papal conclave, 1829
The papal conclave held after the death of
Pope Leo XIIon February 10, 1829to elect his successor began on February 24, 1829.
It took a long time to make a decision because of conflict between secular governments about who should be elected. Cardinal
Emmanuele De Gregoriowas the proposed candidate of the pro-French faction and the " zelanti", whilst Bartolomeo Paccawas proposed by the more moderate cardinals but was not accepted by the French government of the Bourbon Restorationperiod. At the time France was governed by Charles X of Franceand Prime Minister Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac. Pacca was also seen as too gentle to be an effective Pope by many in the conclave.
The conclave did not move rapidly, however, the arrival of
Giuseppe Cardinal Albanicaused the votes to center instead on "Francesco Saverio Castiglioni". With the supporters of either De Gregorio or Pacca unable to win enough votes to become Pope, Castiglioni became seen as a suitable compromise candidate. He had been close to election in the 1823 conclave as the representative of the "politicani" (moderate cardinals) and had all the qualification to become Pope, but had the problem of being in very poor health.
March 31, Castiglioni had been elected Pope. Given that Castiglioni had been called Pius VIIIby Pope Pius VIIeven before his death in 1823, and that in the 1823 conclave Leo XIIsaid he "some day was to be Pius VIII", it was a foregone conclusion that he would take that regnal nameupon becoming Pope.
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