There was a time when selecting a Pope was a matter of world politics.
There was a time when who was going to become Pope was cause for murder or even war.
There was a time when the Pope was not in Rome.
There was even a time when there were two Popes at the same time. Or a Pope and an Anti-Pope.
The Papacy is less turbulent these days. But it is probably turbulent in the conclave.
Once upon a time, the Pope lived here: