Don’t Be Alarmed, Just Use Pope Alarm

by | Mar 13, 2013 | Papal Election

Pope Alarm
Pope Alarm

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Where were you when the last Pope was elected? At work? At play? Asleep?

For some of us, it’s one of those questions. You know: the kind where you can always remember the answer.

The folks at are determined to make sure that  you won’t be that person. You know, the one who was snoozing or reading some trashy romance novel when the 266th Successor of St. Peter – the one replacing the first Pope to abdicate in over 600 years – steps out on the balcony for the first time.

Though it seems unlikely that any of us will be getting texts or e-mails from the new pope himself, will send you a notification (via text, e-mail, or both) the moment there’s white smoke over the Vatican. That means you can scoot to the TV (or even St. Peter’s Square?) to hear the announcement – Habemus Papam!